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…

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A cane and its elegant image. What was the prop?
How would you recommend holding hands while walking if they are not busy with anything? At the seams? Inconveniently! Swing? Firstly, I am not in the ranks, and secondly, I…

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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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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 of one and the other metal was constantly changing, until Edward I introduced the branding system in 1300, according to the standard, now the share of silver in the finished product should be at least 92.5 percent. Only in this case could silver be called “sterling” and wear a stamp with a leopard head.
After 63 years, that is, in 1363, the brand of the master was introduced, which made it impossible to falsify the products with the stamp of the head of a leopard. In 1478, a letter appears, which means the year of branding of the product. And in 1544, the image of a walking lion put the final confirmation of the royal control over branding. Continue reading

Antiques as a way of investing
Analysts note a steady increase in the price of antiques. That is why this market is so interesting for investing. In addition, on average, any antique item rises in price…

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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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The security of your collection
If you often visit various sites or forums that are devoted to collecting, you probably have come across more than once information on how to protect your collection from all…

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The secrets of the antique dealer Agathon Faberge
Everyone knows the famous antiquarian Agafon Faberge, the eldest son of the famous Russian jeweler Karl Faberge. Many secrets and omissions are associated with his name. Where did the collection…

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