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All the Best Rubbish The Classic Ode to Collecting

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ISBN-10: 0061809896

ISBN-13: 9780061809897

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ivor Noel Hume

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One person's trash is another's treasure!In his newly revised classic, All the Best Rubbish, Ivor NoËl Hume traces the fascinating history of collecting from its recorded beginnings and describes the remarkable detective work that goes into establishing the probable facts about uncovered and often underappreciated treasures. Now expanded with hints, tips, and helpful information about antique-hunting online, All the Best Rubbish is the ideal book for the antiquarian or amateur, the historian or professional collector-for anyone who knows that there's no such thing as "just junk."NoËl Hume, former head of the Department of Archaeology for Colonial Williamsburg, has pursued bottles, pottery,…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Ivor NoËl Hume is the former chief archaeologist of Colonial Williamsburg and director of the Williamsburg Depart-ment of Archaeology. He led the team that discovered the first traces of England's failed Roanoke Island colony, and his book A Guide to Artifacts of Colonial America is the definitive source on the subject. In 1992 Hume was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his services to British cultural interests in Virginia. He lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Introduction: Enter the Internet and the Age of eBay
"What's Past Is Prologue..."
To Have and to Hold
Cabinets, Closets, and Dubitable Curiosities
In Search of Bald Sextons
Something for Nothing
Billie and Charlie and Margaret North
Of Mud, and Pots, and Puppy Dogs, and Mistake that Come Back in the Night
Adam and Eve to Caroline, with Intermediate Stops
History in a Green Bottle
"All the Best Rubbish Is Gone"
A Word in Your Eye
Of Mermaids, Fakes, and Other Grave Matters
And Then What?
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments