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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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.…

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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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Antique chinese vases

Antique chinese vases
Chinese antique vases have always been very popular among collectors around the world, and there are many reasons for this. Firstly, such antique vases are really unique, as they have no analogues either in color or in the technology of creation. Secondly, Chinese antique vases date back to the 15-19th century, and only for this reason are considered original things that so attract collectors. Thirdly, the price of such art objects, sometimes forcing collectors to think about ways to store such antique vases.

Of course, for these purposes you can buy airbags in bulk, but it’s much better to sleep on them, especially since the wholesale sales of airbags have increased significantly today, and as for vases, you just need to learn how to properly care for them and dust in a timely manner , and you will not have problems. Continue reading

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

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

Antique clock
What is antiques in general? Antiques mean various categories of antiques having one or another value. Value most often consists, in addition to age and material of manufacture, from rarity…

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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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SILVER CUPPER IN PRE-REVOLUTIONARY RUSSIA.
In the history of antiques, a special position is occupied by the XVIII century, the time when the first European samples of dining and tea utensils appeared. And the forerunner…

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CHATELIN FOR POCKET WATCHES. HISTORY OF THE APPEARANCE
The beautiful French word Chatlin at the end of the seventeenth century was called a special, metal chain. One end of which was fixed on the clothes of gentlemen and…

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