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By Ivor Noel Hume

One person's trash is another's treasure!

In his newly revised vintage, all of the most sensible garbage, Ivor Noël Hume lines the interesting heritage of gathering from its recorded beginnings and describes the outstanding detective paintings that is going into setting up the possible proof approximately exposed and sometimes underappreciated treasures. Now accelerated with tricks, assistance, and beneficial information regarding antique-hunting on-line, all of the top garbage is the precise booklet for the antiquarian or beginner, the historian or specialist collector--for someone who understands that there's no such factor as "just junk."

Noël Hume, former head of the dep. of Archaeology for Colonial Williamsburg, has pursued bottles, pottery, clocks, and cash via junk outlets, highway markets, attics, and cellars on continents. He's unearthed the main fascinating--and valuable--rubbish from the main not going locations: the shorelines of the Thames in London; the lagoons of the Caribbean; the ground of Martha Washington's good. Hume is familiar with every little thing that's worthy understanding approximately collecting--why we do it, what we will be able to locate, the place we will locate it, and what we will be able to study from it.

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