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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Pictures steal: what is valued in the black antiques market
STEALING PICTURES TREYAKOVSKY GALLERY Experts call the unfortunate misunderstanding what happened in the Tretyakov Gallery. The alleged kidnapper was able to calculate in hot pursuit. The picture was found. Nevertheless,…

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ANNUAL SPOONS ROBBE & BERKING
An old German manufactory called Robbe & Berking has now turned over 130 years old. It was founded in 1874 in the vicinity of a German city called Flensburg. During…

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The most expensive antique books

Every self-respecting second-hand bookmaker at least once in his life was interested in which of the books is the most valuable. This will not necessarily be the oldest and most ancient book; it is also estimated by who it is, what circulation of the book and how many copies exist today. In this regard, there are currently seven books and three manuscripts in the world, which are the most expensive and valuable copies not only in a single country, but throughout the world.

According to some estimates, the tenth position is the Jewish Bible, which was created in a single copy in the ninth century AD in Babylon. Its cost according to 2012 is about four million US dollars, although back in 1989 it was sold at auction for three million one hundred eighty thousand dollars. Continue reading

FAMOUS AMERICAN RAILWAY POCKET WATCHES
It was the end of the nineteenth century in America. The car has not yet been invented. The Kodak camera has not yet been launched on the market. Women wore…

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MARINE CHRONOMETERS
For people of maritime professions, spending many months away from the earth, the ship becomes a second home. Therefore, all items of ship's life surrounding sailors should be durable, comfortable,…

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POCKET WATCHES WACHERON & CONSTANTIN VACHERON & CONSTANTIN
The Swiss watch Vasheron & Constantine is considered one of the most expensive and prestigious in the world. In the second half of the 18th century, Switzerland, from a country…

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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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