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Collectomania : From Objects of Desire to Magnificent Obsession - Claudia Chan Shaw

Collectomania

From Objects of Desire to Magnificent Obsession

Paperback

Published: 1st November 2012
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RRP $35.00
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At a young age Claudia Chan Shaw developed a penchant for collecting of all kinds -- tin robots, Humphrey Bogart posters, snow domes and fashion, As she grew older she realised it had become an obsession and that there were others who felt the same. As host of the ABC TV series, THE COLLECTORS, Claudia would encounter many people of the same ilk, people for whom one bakelite telephone was too little and 100 of them was not enough.

In this beautiful book, Claudia takes readers on a journey through various collections -- vintage wine, Superman cards, record covers, old jewellery and so many other things. With humour and affection she explains the motives behind the collections, shares tips on how to collect for novices and shows the difference between a mere hoarder and someone who truly has collectomania.

About the Author

ABC TV presenter and face of The Collectors, Claudia Chan Shaw is a self-confessed 'collectomaniac' who has amassed an enviable set of tin robots and snow domes in the house she shares with her equally obsessed husband, Stuart. She lives in Sydney.

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4.0

Good buy.

By Jean the bean.

from Narrabri nsw

About Me Everyday Reader

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift

    Comments about Collectomania:

    Informative and was liked by the person I gifted it to.

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    5.0

    I would buy any of her books

    By Makelloorange

    from wOLLONONGONG

    About Me Bookworm

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Inspirational
    • Relevant
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Reference

      Comments about Collectomania:

      It was great to read. It is easy to follow. That you don't need LOT OF MONEY TO COLLECT.

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      ISBN: 9780733325977
      ISBN-10: 0733325971
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 304
      Published: 1st November 2012
      Publisher: ABC Books
      Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 18.1  x 2.0
      Weight (kg): 0.8