Currently, not only a private collector, but also the state is fond of antiques. Typically, antique objects are distinguished in terms of their material value, as well as historical. Also, antique dealers can appreciate a particular school for the production of certain products. That is, antiques can have different values depending on the point of view of their assessment.
To purchase antique products, it is important to understand them. First of all, a collector or just a buyer should be able to distinguish crafts from real antiques. You also need to be able to distinguish between manufacturers, production time and much more. Criteria can vary depending on the particular type, for example, for glass and porcelain objects, their integrity is important, preserving the complete set. Otherwise, the value is markedly reduced. Continue reading
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
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 imprints of past centuries. Antiques in and of themselves are not only beautiful and original, but also a national treasure of every nation. The second reason also emerges from this: most antiquities increase in value over time and their purchase becomes an excellent method of investing capital.
For this, it is necessary to possess not only sufficient capital, but also special knowledge. First you need to ask and determine what, in fact, provides antiques? By definition, antiques are an old and rare piece of art or a valuable item that is a subject of bidding and collecting. But, to assign an item the status of antiques, it must possess certain characteristics. The main attribute is the category of antiquity, and this is the attribute that should always be. Continue reading