William G. Jackman

William G. Jackman has been in the antique trade, buying, selling and collecting for 45 years. He has written numerous articles for the press and antique magazines, and has lectured on Georgian glass to dozens of Probus clubs, U3As, and other associations in the southwest of England. He is a member of the Glass Society, Silver Society and the Society of Authors.

Investing in Antique Silver Toys & Miniatures (AESOP Publications, 2011) is Billís second non-fiction book. His first, Masonic Memorabilia for Collectors (Gemini Publications Ltd, 2002), an illustrated price guide, has sold well all over the world. He has written and published four poetry books (all proceeds donated to charity) and has written plays and a six-part situation comedy based on caravanning. He has published one novel, The Freemason's Daughter (Authorhouse, 2009), and two further novels are in preparation.

Billís military career
Bill was only eleven when he started his army career. He went away in 1947 to the Duke of Yorkís Royal Military School in Dover Kent. He stayed there for three years because he was keen to become a naval artificer, but failed because he was colour blind. He next went to the Army Apprentice College, Arborfield, Berks in 1951. He served a three-year apprenticeship and passed out of the college and joined the REME where he served for 22 years, filling every rank from Craftsman to Artificer Sergeant Major. He gained medals in Malaya and Aden and served also in Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Singapore and Europe.

Bill is retired and lives with his wife Jinty in Weston-super-Mare. Books by William G. Jackman, published by AESOP Publications: