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Guide to Endangered Species for Antique Dealers & Collectors

CITES – The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora – is an international consensus that restricts trading of endangered species. In the E.U, CITES is controlled and implemented by a Council Regulation and supporting Commission Regulations that laid out ru...

The Rise in Military Antiques & Memorabilia Collecting

Which came first, the wars or the gear? The answer is obvious, but the propensity for tying them together never dawned on soldiers who were lucky to return home in one piece after fighting abroad. There is the occasional tale of the soldier or sailor who picked up a flag or trinket, but until World ...

The Most Expensive Antiques Ever Sold

There are many factors to what would make an antique item worth more than its counterparts, the items rarity, condition, and craftsmanship are the main factors that go into determining its worth. However, other points that can raise the value include who owned the item previously (provenance), and t...

Introduction to Documenting your Antique, Vintage Collection

As a child, I remember all the family heirlooms we had at our home. There were so many things that were reminders of another era that we cherished. The only problem was, while we knew the “story” behind them, there wasn’t any documentation of whom, what, when and where. And, there ...

Another Successful Antiques Fair

Just back into the office after an incredibly successful and busy antiques fair over the weekend and the first email we receive is lovely.   Hi, just back from your fair 9 hours drive. Just a quick message to say. This is the first time we attended the show and were highly impressed in everythi...

Mistakes to Avoid for a First Time Collector

You’ve decided to start collecting and need some help navigating the antiques and collectors market. Here are a few common mistakes that new buyers can make and how to avoid them. Not Knowing What You’re Shopping For A little research can save you time and money. Narrow down what you’ll be sh...

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