12 Excellent Reference Books for Collecting Vintage Costume Jewellery in the UK

You have a thirst for knowledge and want to know more about the vintage costume jewellery in your collection. But which book to buy if you are living in the UK?

There are hundreds of reference books to choose from and most have been written in the US by authors who have a collection based in the US. How specific is that to us in the UK?

So here’s a brief guide of 12 books to give a good over view of knowledge from Victorian through to the eighties and beyond. Actually there are more than 12 books here, because some authors have written more than one book that is useful.

This guide should cover general unsigned pieces and some signed pieces of jewellery. However there are no specific books ever written for the majority of the mass produced signed costume jewellery made by UK companies or made for the UK market apart from Wilson and Butler.

Three Ways to Best Match Your Colored Mirror Sunglasses, to Your Dress and Your Occasion

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The Old Course St Andrews Scotland – Here Are 5 Ways to Secure a Tee Time on St Andrews Old Course

The 5 ways to obtain a tee time are

Advance Reservations
The Ballot
Single Golfer
Old Course Experience
Golf Tour Operator

1. Advance Reservations

The Advance Reservation Process is being changed for the 2015 season to bring it in line with the Old Course Ballot where there is a draw to determine who has been successful.

Advance Reservations will be accepted from 1000 BST on Wednesday 27th August for a 20 day window until 1400 BST on Monday 15th September. A ballot will be drawn to determine tee time allocations.

The thinking behind the change is to take the pressure off of having to apply immediately after 1400 BST as tee times will now be allocated on a random basis rather than first come first served.

To submit an application go to the Ballot page on the St Andrews Links website, which will be available by 27th August. The website provides useful information and guidelines for completing the form.

2. Daily Ballot

After the Advance Reservations have been allocated, almost 50% of the remaining St Andrews Old Course Tee Times are allocated to the Daily Ballot.

This allows golfers who were unable to secure St Andrews Old Course tee times through advance reservations, a chance to play the Old Course.

The Daily Ballot draw takes place 48 hours in advance of the date of play and applicants must provide their names, home club and handicap details, either by telephone, at the starters box at the Old Course St Andrews or at one of the Clubhouses prior to 2pm.

Important points to remember if you are entering the Ballot

There must be at least 2 players, single players cannot enter the Ballot
Names, home club and handicaps are required
Maximum handicaps are 24 for men and 36 for women

You may enter the Ballot

In person at the Starters Box at the Old Course
One of the Clubhouses
By telephoning +44 (0)1334 466666

All 3 options must be completed prior to 1400hrs 2 days before date of play

No Friday Ballot as the Old Course is closed on a Sunday
Golfers who are successful in the Ballot must present a current official handicap card, record or certificate to the starter prior to play and a letter of introduction from a club professional is not acceptable

Single Golfer

Single golfers can visit the Starters Box at the Old Course on the day they wish to play and the Starter will endeavor to slot them in with groups which are less than a four ball, playing that day.

Guaranteed Premium Tee Times

The Old Course Experience to provide guaranteed premium St Andrews Old Course tee times, but these are expensive a require a minimum of three days in St Andrews.

Golf Tour Operators/ Local Hotels

Some tour operators and local hotels have allocations of guaranteed tee times for the Old Course. These tee times are limited and in addition to being sold out very quickly, there is a premium on these times the amount of which can vary. A second St Andrews golf course is included in this method.