9 posts tagged antique collectors

Antique Lamps and Oil Lamps

Beautiful Antique Lamps & Oil Lamps will Compliment Your Modern Design There is nothing quite like a genuine antique oil lamp or a beautiful antique desk lamp to add that feeling of opulence and comfort to your favourite room. The style of antique lamps varies and here you will discover fine examples of Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Victorian gothic lamps. As well as styles there are different types, including beautiful cranberry glass oil lamps, sophisticated desk lamps and even the ... Continue Reading

Buy Antiques You Love – Feed Your Passions

Mostly antique collectors and dealers suppress their passions and buy antiques with a clinical eye. They use cold reason and keep that eye on economics, worth and potential profit. Their inner child plays no part in their purchases and emotions, passions and desires only factor in when profit potential increases. Occasionally buying antiques you love can reinvigorate your love of antiques, interest in history and even sometimes add to that profit margin. Continue Reading

Collecting Antique Samplers

Highly Collectable Antique Samplers can be a very wise investment. A sampler is an embroidered panel of fabric sewn as a reference or a to demonstrate a range of sewing skills and different stitches. By the 18thC most antique samplers were sewn by young children, following patterns from books. They typically incorporate letters, numbers, a short poem or motto, the name and age of the child and the date. The word sampler, comes from the Latin word exemplum, meaning an example to be ... Continue Reading

Buying Antiques at Fairs

Buying antiques at fairs and at antique and collectible markets. Some antiques and collectors fairs are world famous trading events, with reputations for superb quality items that can be found in enough quantity to satisfy even the most ambitious collector. From Europe's largest antiques event in Newark, Nottinghamshire to the small, monthly fairs like Malvern in Worcestershire. Fairs are a must for anyone with a passion for antiques and collecting, and especially for those with interior ... Continue Reading

Collecting Antiques: Is Antique Collecting a Good Investment?

An important question for avid antique collectors who hope to create a retirement nest egg from their investment in antiques and collectables. Collecting antiques as an investment has traditionally paid good dividends but tastes change and the antiques marketplace will experience ups and downs over time Continue Reading

Cloisonne Ware – Is it Worth Collecting?

Chinese Cloisonne ware isn't the only collectable or desirable form of cloisonne. Russian Cloisonne from the Tsarist era is also highly prized by collectors Continue Reading

Antiques Collection – a look at real antique collectables

A look at real antique collectables and the antique manufacturers markings as they are stamped painted or impressed on an antique collection. Helping you learn more about how the maker marked their pieces and where and what to look out for Continue Reading

Looking for Information on Antique Chair

The Unknown King Chair. This antique chair is a total mystery to me. It belonged to my grandparent and I inherited it approximately 20 years ago. Continue Reading

Antiques Road Show (3)

The third collection of antiques & collectibles submitted by antique collectors looking for help with antique identification. This time including art deco clocks, Japanese tea sets, Chinese chargers and ivory figures. As well as an antique Pagoda tea cup & saucer, Moorcroft pottery, Wedgwood plates and a nice Jean-Louis Godivier Chair. The headings and descriptions in the antiques road show are those of the owner, and they may be right or they might be wrong. If you feel you ... Continue Reading