Icon collecting
Throughout life, Russian people have been associated with icons. Under the images of saints, he was born, married. After death, during the burial, people put an icon in the coffin…

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For those who have everything - “future antiques”
The Odessa Museum of Modern Art (Sabansky Lane, 4a) opened a personal exhibition of the sculptor Alexander Podmasco. In fact, antiques can be declared to calm the soul any junk…

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Antiques Assessment - Customer Information
Evaluation and buying up antiques today is one of the popular forms of selling old things. If you consider it necessary not just to throw things away, but to find…

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already under Soviet

Trade in antique books in Russia from the era of Peter I to the present day

The developed system of book antiques trade, with the relevant rules and laws, is one of the most important components in creating the most favorable conditions for the emergence of a collection of antique printed and manuscript books. In book antiques, as, perhaps, in no other area of ​​antique collecting, a competent intermediary specialist is needed between the collector and the owner of the subject of his interest.
Antique collectors in Europe were engaged in the sale of ancient books in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The first catalogs of old books that were sold at fairs in Leipzig and Frankfurt were published in Germany in 1564. This date is considered the beginning of the professional trade in book antiques.

Until the 18th century, antique books were sold among other antiques. Only at the turn of the XVIII-XIX centuries, the trade in ancient books became a separate type of antique trade. The largest centers for the sale of antique books in these centuries were Paris, London, Munich, Milan, Amsterdam. Continue reading

Antiques, hanging shelves and 5 more things in the interior that negatively affect success
Does the person determine the environment or does the environment determine the person? The question is interesting - true, rhetorical. Naturally, we will not seek an answer to it, but…

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Pictures from the exhibition, or How to buy masterpieces?
Once we had an art day - we went to the sale of paintings in the House of Bessarabian Jews (there is such a building in Tel Aviv). This is…

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What is a flea market?
The world around us Yuri Orlov Grandmaster 3 What is a flea market? Flea markets in Europe and Asia Over the past half century, the world has changed beyond recognition.…

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Private letters of Buccaneers
At the moment, between collectors around the world, a real fight has unleashed for unique exhibits from the past, and these exhibits are not related to any one theme, such…

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