Former Director of Bonhams auctioneers, an expert for BBCTV’s Antiques Roadshow since 1981, guest presenter of Bargain Hunt, author of numerous books on Victoriana, Art Nouveau and Art Deco, star of his own one-man stage show, antiques tour host, presenter for Antiques Master and Restoration Roadshow… the list of Eric’s achievements is long and illustrious. He was the perfect pick to be the British side of Clash of the Collectables and take on ex-Pom Alan Carter in the ten-series challenge.
With more than five decades in the antiques industry, Alan might still sound like a Pom but he’s all Aussie now. The publisher of more than 43 books and 20 DVDs on antiques and collectables, the originator of the nationwide Giant Antiques Fair series, presenter of Treasure Hunt, a regular invited speaker across Australia and father to Julie and Christine Carter (who are following in their father’s publishing footsteps), Alan holds the Australian flag high as he takes on Eric Knowles in Clash of the Collectables.
Showing the current market values for more than 5500 different antiques and collectables, owning a copy of The Carter Sisters Handbook & Price Guide to Antiques, Collectables, Vintage & Retro in Australia, 2017/18 Edition is essential for every collector! It's published by Julie and Christine Carter (Alan's daughters), and in it you'll find accurate descriptions and prices of 5500+ items sourced from professional dealers, giving a true indication of the Australian market - especially important given the inaccurate data we see online with eBay and Gumtree. At 544 full colour pages, it has more than 90 major sections and sub-sections, over 300 snippets and current record prices, important results from specialist auctions and new and growing markets. At 185mm x 260mm, it's slightly smaller than A4. It's compiled entirely in Australia, especially for you, the Australian collector. That means you're seeing the true Australian market value of each and every item. RRP$109 (includes postage and FREE companion book worth $13).
"This is the best antiques and collectables magazine I've seen," said Eric Knowles, star of Clash of the Collectables. Crammed full of interesting, informative, quirky and in-depth information on all sorts of antiques and collectables, Antiques and Collectables for Pleasure & Profit was established in 2004 by Julie and Christine Carter (Alan's daughters). A full colour quarterly magazine, it's released every Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and is available from newsagents across Australia or you can subscribe directly from us. $43 for annual subscription (4 issues and we'll even send you a FREE 2018 Calendar).
Only got $200 to spend? We've got more than 1800 items you could snap up! Collecting on a Shoestring is the ideal companion for any trip to the op shop, garage sale, boot sale, auction or flea market and essential reference before you buy on eBay or Gumtree. Published by Julie and Christine Carter (Alan's daughters), it's designed especially for the collector on a budget, because nothing in the book is priced at more than $200! It contains more than 1800 unique antique, vintage and retro collectable items all valued between $3 and $200, which means you're guaranteed to find something affordable - from a trilobite fossil 355 million years old and a novelty silver salt shaker to a pocket watch or a Clarice Cliff pot. A5 size and 208 pages, it's just $24 (includes postage).