Ken Arnold. (03) 54 880 881

Crown Castleton Publishers.

359 High St.

Golden Square Vic 3555


Collecting Australian Found Stoneware

A4 pages, limp cover.

Around 700 B&W photographs, dealing with over 30 potteries.

The only cheap book on Australian pottery

$9.95 plus $4.50 postage.


Clothing Fasions 1895 - 1900

60 pages, A4, 12 with colour tints.

Laminated softback.

Interesting range of fashions.

$12.95 plus $4.50 postage anywhere in Australia.


Needlework and associated collectables

144 pages, perfect bound, laminated limp cover.

Features old sewing machines, buttons, lace, tatting, embroidery, crochet,

netting, macram, jewel work, bead work, samplers, appliqu, ect

An excellent book full of quality photographs.

$14.95 plus $4.50 postage anywhere in Australia.


Locating Treasure

32 pages, A4, limp laminated cover, saddle stitched.

Almost 200 B&W photographs.

How to find and dig for bottles, Gold and metal detecting.

A good book for beginners.

$7.95 post paid in Australia.

Old Signs

80 pages, Laminated soft back. 11 pages full colour,

5 pages of tints.

Mostly enamel and tin signs but some mirrors.

Valuation guide.

November 2006 release.

$14.95 plus $4.50 postage anywhere in Australia.



Fashions 1910 - 20

96 pages, perfect bound, limp cover.

Old advertising with captions and prices.

A good overview of what fashions were like in that decade.

Often sought be people who have vintage cars.

$14.95 plus $4.50 postage anywhere in Australia.


and the Wheel Turned Volume 1

Traces some of the early engines on wheels, the development of the

tyre and the manufacturers, the car service clubs RACV, NRMA,

RACQ, RAA ect, spark plug manufacturers battery advertisements, old service stations.

Gold blocked hard back plain cover $75 each post paid. Only 100 printed.

Limp cover book now out of print



and the Wheel Turned Volume 2

Features the Australian petrol and petrol pump companies along with old advertisements. 

$29.95 plus $4.50 postage anywhere in Australia.


There is also a very nice Gold blocked hardback $75 post paid. Only 100 printed.


Australia's Tobacco Advertising Smoko - O

An 800 page section sewn laminated hard cover A4 book that deals with Australian tobacco tins, packets, advertising items and trademarks. Not designed to lay flat. 

There are 224 full colour pages plus over 100 spot colour pages. This book weighs around 3kgs. 

This book was released on February 5, 2012

$69.95 plus $14 postage within Australia.


Bottle and Jar related Trade Marks pre 1900.

Laminated softbacks.

Volume 1, 104 pages with brewery bitters, pharmacy lines, eucalyptus oil, cleaners etc.

Volume 2, 112 pages with aerated waters, food, butter, whisky and wine.

Each $10 each plus $4.50 postage.

Bendigo Pottery

A Selection of Wares 1858 - 1990

432 pages, hardback book,

History of the Bendigo Pottery with historical photographs, advertisements, letter heads,pottery marks, old price lists, line drawings.

Sections on 

Barrels, Bottles, Demijohns, Filters, Inks, Jars, Jugs, Teapots, Miscellaneous wares, Majolica, Parian and Waverley wares and the revival period.

Histories of the firms for whom the barrels, jars and filters were made.

Data base of bottles accompanied by over 200 photographs of bottles. Also data base for demijohns, from records available.

$39.95 plus $14 postage.


Bendigo Pottery

Waverley Ware period

64 pages, mostly full colour, stapled back.

Wares manufactured at the pottery from around 1930 to late 1940s.

Line drawings from pattern books. 

An excellent book to take to the fairs, markets, opportunity shops so one can make comparisons.

$15 plus $4.50 postage.