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Ian Pickford

Ian Pickford entered the antiques silver trade on leaving school. Six years later, he became lecturer for the University of London and the University of Surrey, for NADFAS (National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies) and for the

National Trust.

Further to his very popular appearances on BBC's "The Antiques Roadshow" his writings include the now standard reference book on Silver Flatware, and he is the Editor of Jackson's Silver and Gold Marks.

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Ian Pickford Book: "Starting to Collect Antique Silver"

The full background of silver as a precious metal leads into a survey to which it has been put in decorative and practical objects over the centuries. Key areas covered include marks and assay offices, an understanding of which is vital to the collector. The majority of the book is concerned with the makers and their techniques, the types of decoration used, and the wide diversity of objects whcih have been fashioned in silver over the centuries. There is coverage of fakes and altered silver, as well as advice on caring for silver. This should be a useful book for the collector starting out who wishes to avoid pitfalls and bad purchases.

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Ian Pickford Book: "Silver & Gold Marks"

The classic reference work on British antique silver hallmarks. The original 1905 Jackson's has been revised by a distinguished team of experst to take into account the vast store of information which has been unearthed in the intervening years. It contains 10,000 corrections in addition to new material making dating and attribution more accurate than ever. There are few standard reference works which survive for almost 100 years without being displaced; it remains a 'bible' for all antique silver dealers and enthusiasts.

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