March issue of Antique Collecting magazine out soon

The latest packed issue of Antique Collecting magazine is out soon. This month, we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 1 by highlighting the lives of seven Victorian female collectors and explorers. Elsewhere, auctioneer and TV regular Charles Hanson reveals the story of a kimono that once belonged to George Formby, while Christina Trevanion praises medieval misericords. Scroll down to find out more and how to get your copy.

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Meiji Day: Duncan Phillips considers why the Meiji period in Japan may have given rise to the best decorative arts man has ever produced

Poster Boy: The talents of the unsung graphic designer A. E. Hailliwell are put in the spotlight ahead of a sale of his work next month in Kent

Mighty Oak: On its 50th anniversary Sarah Fergusson puts Audemars Piguet’s iconic watch the Royal Oak in the spotlight

Audemars Piguet’s watch the Royal Oak

Pearl Power: Once out-of-fashion pearls are making headlines in and out of the saleroom. We report on what the boom means for collectors

Pearl necklace

Welsh Rare Bits: Porcelain by the Welsh manufactory Nantgarw is among the best ever produced but currently undervalued, Ben Rogers Jones reports on how to start a collection

A collection of Nantgarw porcelain

Against the Odds: Meet seven intrepid Victorian women whose collections kickstarted some of the best UK museums

Portrait of Josephine Bowes

As we entertain at home more, now could be the perfect time to invest in a stylish nest of tables, which are as fashionable today as they were, writes Lennox Cato

Auctioneer and TV regular Christina Trevanion praises the medieval misericord

An Auctioneer’s Lot: Charles Hanson reveals how British film star George Formby’s kimono appeared in his saleroom

Marc Allum of the Antiques Roadshow turns rock god when he appraises a rare electric guitar

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