Postcards: A Collector's Guide (Miller's Collecting Guides)

Postcards: A Collector's Guide (Miller's Collecting Guides)

by Chris Connor (Author)


This practical, accessible guide is part of a series aimed primarily at the budding collector, featuring postcards from Britain, the United States and Germany, which provide a fascinating insight into the society and art of the past 100 years. In exploring the enormous variety of cards available, this book includes cards ranging from greetings and novelty, Art Nouveau and Art Deco to those that were produced during and between the World Wars. Useful information is given about artists, printers and photographers. Throughout the book Fact Files detail the main characteristics of the postcards and provide a wealth of hints and tips on collecting - topics covered include printing techniques, condition and care, identification and the importance of the artists and photographers. - Features Fact Files highlighting key information on collecting - Includes full-colour photographs of over 150 collectable postcards, each accompanied by a price range and information about condition - Covers postcards from the turn of the century to the end of the 20th century - Postcards featured from Britain, continental Europe and the United States


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
Edition: illustrated edition
Publisher: Miller's Publications
Published: 17 Feb 2000

ISBN 10: 1840001909
ISBN 13: 9781840001907

Author Bio
Chris Connor is a respected author and graphic designer. He studied illustration and graphic design in the 1960s and went on to become an illustrator and art director of several well-known animated series for children. During that period he became interested in postcards and since then he has collected an infinite number of cards. He has written and illustrated six books, and enjoys painting. He has also produced his own series of postcards of Richmond-upon-Thames, where he has lived for the past 30 years.