ANTIQUES
The attention of people to antiques is attracted by two reasons. The first is the love of history, the state and, in connection with these ancient objects that bear the…

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Porcelain collecting
Collecting can be safely attributed to the most common hobby. Collectors are able to see the beautiful in ordinary things. It is worth noting that today this hobby is positioned…

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Antique shop and its secrets: why do we love antique furniture so much?
If only furniture could tell its story ... Antiques are Mary's long-standing passion. She holds an antique store on the outskirts of London and some of her things are collected…

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Tea devices for connoisseurs of antiques

The 18th century played a huge role in the development of antiques, because it was during this period that the first samples of tea-ware, as well as dining, were created. This happened because tea was brought from China in the 17th century. Soon there was a need to create tea utensils. This is how antique lovers were able to get items of the most amazing forms created from various materials. Gradually began to appear factories that specialized in the production of various tea utensils. Some objects from the past keep secrets, are witnesses of important historical events. In addition, tea sets from the past are real works of art. Continue reading

Collecting antique books – a lesson for wealthy people

Collecting antique books – a lesson for wealthy people
Today, antique bookstores and collectibles of antique tomes are experiencing a real boom. This was greatly facilitated by the last decree on antiques from 1994, which determines that any print media whose publication year is before 1950 can be considered antique books.

However, do not rush to the libraries of grandparents, ruining them ugly. Each publication has a price, but not always the one you expect to receive for it. Anyway, everyone decides on the rarity of a book for himself independently, based on his own considerations and outlook on life.

The middle of the XVI century is considered the heyday of the professional trade in book antiques. Continue reading

Relics of Thailand

Relics of Thailand
Thailand is a unique country with its vast history of traditions and, of course, relics that are very popular among collectors around the world. What is such a uniqueness of rare things brought from Thailand?
Thailand is a country with a history exceeding several thousand years, and, therefore, every respected collector can perfectly get hold of this country with amazing exhibits in its collection. So, it is known for certain that coins of the 14th century made of pure gold are of special value, the price at auctions for which can reach up to 18 thousand dollars in equivalent for one piece. On the front of the coin is an image of a swordsman warrior, and an inscription in Thai meaning “Bravery and Glory” in translation. Continue reading

International Watch Company (IWC) - a Swiss company producing luxury watches.
The company was founded in 1868 by American watchmaker Florentin Ariosto Jones and watchmaker-entrepreneur Johann Heinrich Moser in the city of Schaffhausen. The newly made company was aimed at the…

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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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How to evaluate an antiques item?
Spoons, forks, cup holders, samovars, plates, figurines, and even old photographs with the image of strangers to you - all this in our time is an antiquity and has its…

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HISTORY OF THE CLEARING OF STERLING SILVER
Since silver is a soft metal, it is practically not used in its pure form. Most often it is an alloy of silver and copper. The ratio of the quantities…

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