Collectophile is an Australian company owned by William and Dorothy Hall, committed to quality writing mainly about antiques, collectables and décor, but other titles are also available.

Here is information about our recent books plus a free download for china painting collectors.

Recent books

Available from your local bookshop.

Australian 50s:60s décor - furniture and furnishings of the mid 20th C.

ISBN 9781877035050 Publisher Tandem (Distributor Bookwise International).

What reviewers have said about Australian 50s:60s Décor:

" Their latest book is a sincere, quirky, informative expression of a love for modernism." (Sydney Morning Herald)

" Admirers of mid 20th century design will find much to linger over." (Adelaide Advertiser)

" This absolutely stunning book is set to thrill architecture aficionados everywhere." (Australian Home Beautiful).

Collecting Australiana (2nd edition)

ISBN 1876079150

Publisher Carter's - John Furphy Pty Ltd

For all collectors of Australiana covering every main collectables area.

Mid 20th Century - collectables, design, décor

ISBN 1876079185 Publisher Carter's - John Furphy Pty Ltd

If you’re into retro, this book is for you, with its emphasis on Australian products.

Ethnodelicious - Eat, Travel, Collect (with TV personality chef Dorinda Hafner)

ISBN 1920743375 Publisher Cameron House (Bookwise International distributor)

Winner Gourmand World Cookbook Award

Earlier books

Available from second-hand sources.

Collecting Australiana (1st edition)
Publisher Carter's - John Furphy Pty Ltd

Australian Domestic Pottery
Publisher Kangaroo Press

Wonderful Walnut What-not
Publisher Wakefield Press

Hall's Antiques and Collectables Australian Price Guide
Publisher New Holland

Australian Artware Pottery
Publisher Crown Castleton

Miller's Antiques Price Guides Australian Supplements
Publisher Miller's

Some other publications

Woof Patch Woof - a cerebral canine’s week

ISBN 0 9577802 0 6
by William Hall, illustrated by Roe Gartelmann
Distributed by Bookwise International.
Available from your local bookshop.

‘I’m a cerebral canine,’ says mischievous fox terrier Woof Patch Woof. Join him and his three friends: Hans a German dachshund, Fifi a French poodle, and Phaedough (pronounced ‘Fido’) a tall, scruffy English mongrel. For each day of the week there are amusing stories and long words, all of which are explained at the end of the book. The beautiful illustrations are by a leading artist. This large format children’s book is for home, school and library.

A move to the country

ISBN 0 9577802 5 7
Available direct from Collectophile for $14.95.

Life in a small Australian country town. Illustrated by Nan Gemmell.


ISBN 0 9577802 4 9
Available direct from Collectophile for $6.

So you collect china painting?

There are few references for collectors of Australian china painting. Here is a free download. Most of the information first appeared in an article written by us for “Collectables Trader”.

William & Dorothy Hall

We have edited Collectables Trader magazine, been the ‘human face’ of Miller’s publications in Australia through the club newsletter, written regular columns for SALife and Australian Home Beautiful, and written articles for other magazines such as Antiques and Art in Australia.

We have appeared on ABC tv’s “Collectors” programme. You may hear William broadcast occasionally on ABC Radio National.

(Incidentally, in the photograph we are inspecting a glass candle holder made in the 1960s for Kosta by Goran Warff.)

Contacting us

You may write to us at: 6/69 Maesbury Street, Kensington, South Australia 5068. Please include your email address.