Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Crown Lynn Collector’s Handbook - not a cookbook but will be of interest to many cooks/bakers I am sure

 New comprehensive illustrated guide to Crown Lynn pottery by expert Valerie Monk.

Crown Lynn Collector’s Handbook will provide seasoned Crown Lynn devotees and new collectors alike with plenty to assist their endeavours – this complete guide to New Zealand’s iconic pottery range features the collectible items themselves and also the backstamps that identify them.

 The book has A–Z listings of more than 300 Crown Lynn products, and includes 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.

Valerie Ringer Monk’s meticulously researched Crown Lynn Collector’s Handbook 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 online.

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.

Crown Lynn Collector’s Handbook | July 2013 | RRP $35.00 | Penguin

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