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Beginners Guide to Sourcing Antiques

This beginners guide to sourcing antiques will get you headed in the right direction to antiques fairs, online collectors and stores dotted around the country, whilst building up your own contacts within the antique market. In-Store The Herts and Essex Antique Centre It consists of a wide range of ...

Antiques Roadshow Faberge Flower

One of the major thrills of watching Antiques Roadshow is guessing at home what an object might be worth. Viewers turning to an episode of the show will be delighted to see what is probably the most single most expensive item ever brought there. A Closely Guarded Secret The show’s producers lo...

An Introduction to Antique Die-Cast Toys

Die-casting, the technique of forcing molten metal into a mold at high pressure, was first used to make toys during the period immediately following the First World War. The first-ever die-cast toys, Tootsietoys, were created by Chicago’s Dowst brothers in the 1920s. Die-casting improved on pr...

Interested in collecting antiques, but don’t know where to start?

Do you ever find yourself attracted to objects displayed in charity shops, antique stores, boutiques of vintage clothing, or antiques fairs and markets? Are you interested in beginning a collection of antiques but have been frightened away by overzealous appraisers and intensely passionate connoisse...

Antique Fairs and Markets In Europe

Antique fairs and markets are found in every country in Europe. Seasons and times change with each one but there is always somewhere to browse for that quirky object or do some serious bargaining for that special item you’ve been hoping to find. Maybe a gem will catch your eye as a gift, memorabil...

How to Decide on the Value of an Antique

When deciding on the value of an antique or rather the price you are willing to pay to be able to add it to your collection. The valuation entails more than identifying the item in price guides or auction results, and with a little patience and attention to details, you can become pretty accurate at...

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