The September issue of Antique Collecting magazine is out soon – this month’s magazine has a focus on the world of espionage, celebrating the Imperial War Museum’s upcoming exhibition Spies, Lies and Deception.
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Life of Spy: The ingenious plots of the UK’s intelligence ministries are put in focus at a new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum
From Russia with Love: When the contents of the KGB museum went under the hammer, including ‘bugged’ ashtrays and a mini camera in a lipstick, it attracted worldwide attention
Hidden Talent: John Ramm puts the work of the real-life intelligence officer an artist Graham Barry Clilverd in the spotlight
Golden Opportunity: While paintings by the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt sell for millions, his prints are within the reach of many collectors, writes Kevin Finch
Tides of Change: Work by the unsung and undervalued early British impressionists known as the Staithes Group is put in focus
Time to Buy: With many varieties of clocks severely undervalued there’s never been a better time to start a collection, writes Simon Frodsham
Material Girl: The life and times of the pioneering French designer Coco Chanel is explored along with a collecting guide to the fashion house’s iconic handbags
Rich Tapestries: Two rare designs by William Morris have gone on show at his country retreat Kelmscott Manor. Antique Collecting lifts the lid
Also inside this month’s issue:
Auctioneer’s Lot: Charles Hanson raises a glass to a special bottle dedicated to glass-making pioneer Thomas Wedgwood
Saleroom Spotlight: Behind the scenes at the auction of the surprising collection owned by the Rolling Stones’ drummer Charlie Watts
Waxing Lyrical: Leading Cotswolds-based antiques dealer and expert David Harvey puts a pair of consoles with all the hallmarks of being by the Victorian maker Wright and Mansfield in the spotlight