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Crown Lynn Collector's Handbook

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. 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 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.
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About the Author

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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