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Crown Lynn Collector's Handbook

Crown Lynn Collector's Handbook
  

"A-Z listings of more than 300 Crown Lynn products include photographs of representative designs as well as their distinctive backstamps and marks to help collectors correctly identify and appreciate the origins of a huge diversity of Crown Lynn items produced over more than 50 y... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143565482
Barcode 9780143565482
Published 26 June 2013 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Monk, Valerie
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ISBN-13 9780143565482
ISBN-10 0143565486
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Publication Date 26 June 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Monk, Valerie
Category Collecting
Antiques & Collectables
Antiques & Collectables: Ceramics & Glass
Consumer Guides & Advice
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 168
Dimensions Width: 149mm
Height: 212mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 355g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Antiques & Collectables
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 738.280993
Catalogue Code PEARS

Description of this Book

Valerie Ringer Monk's meticulously researched Crown Lynn Collector's Handbook will provide seasoned Crown Lynn devotees and new collectors alike with plenty to assist their endeavours this comprehensive guide to New Zealand's iconic pottery range features the collectible items themselves and also the backstamps that identify them.


AZ listings of more than 300 Crown Lynn products include photographs of representative designs as well as their distinctive backstamps and marks to help collectors correctly identify and appreciate the origins of a huge diversity of Crown Lynn items produced over more than 50 years. Dimensions and dates are given for each entry, and the items are brought to life with fascinating snippets of Crown Lynn history, making this indispensable collector's guide an entertaining read.


This is the essential reference for anyone investing in everyday Crown Lynn domestic products through to figurines, artware and hand-potted pieces.Whether your preference is for quirky styles or more practical household items, in this handbook you'll discover new treasures to fossick for in second-hand shops or line.

Valerie Ringer Monk started out collecting Crown Lynn plates and 1970s mugs in second-hand shops. As her collection grew so did her desire to research the Crown Lynn story. In her first book, Crown Lynn: A New Zealand Icon, published in 2006, she shared the stories of the products and the people behind them. Crown Lynn Collector's Handbook is her second book dedicated to preserving Crown Lynn's colourful history.

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Author's Bio

Valerie Ringer Monk first developed an interest in Crown Lynn about 20 years ago, when she began picking up plates and 1970s mugs in second-hand shops. The retro patterns and colours appealed, as did the 50-cent price tags. As her Crown Lynn collection grew, so did her desire to write the story of the people who made it and the factory it came from, and in 2006, Penguin Books (NZ) published her first book, Crown Lynn: a New Zealand Icon.

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