Royal Worcester Figurines 3rd edition will be released in North America mid-January 2005, and the United Kingdom the first week of February 2005. The third edition has been completely revised with all prices updated to reflect the current market for the coming year.
During 1999 and 2000 the Charlton Press published two Royal Worcester price guides, Figurines and Animals, to serve the Worcester collector, believing they represented two different collecting venues. However, two catalogues proved unnecessary, this move simply increased the cost, inconvienced the collector, and the solution was obvious, publish one catalogue for all Royal Worcester figures.
All Royal Worcester Figures from 1900 to date, have been amalgamated into one volume. The third edition is 320 pages of Royal Worcester Figures listed in RW numerical order, the complete figurine and animal range. Also included with this revised edition are 32 pages of colour illustrations showing figures from the past 100 years. An alphabetical index is included for collector cross referencing between RW number and figurine name.
New additions to an earlier series “Les Petites” coupled with four new series, “Moments,” “Ladies of Literature,” “Southern Belles” and “Ladies of the Isles” are all incorporated into the new listing bringing the third edition current to 2005.
Naturally, all information carried in the previous catalogues has been brought forward, designer, size, colourways, dates of issue and discontinuation, varieties and pricing are all updated for the current market place, which a collector or dealer will need for 2005.
With the rebirth of the famous Worcester Candle Snuffers in 2000 we have taken the liberty of adding the new Connoisseur Collection to the figurine catalogue. Over fifty snuffers issued between 2000 and 2004 are listed and priced.
The third edition of Royal Worcester Figurines is the most comprehensive guide of its kind. The 3rd edition is available from dealers, bookstores, Internet bookstores such as Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and chapters.indigo.ca. Royal Worcester Figurines is also available from the publisher at the cover prices listed on the first page, plus postage.