WATCH COLLECTION WITH A LIMITED BUDGET
Most collectors are always looking for the sleeping one who is waiting to be found. One story tells how a collector went to a pawnshop and asked the owner if…

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Private letters of Buccaneers
At the moment, between collectors around the world, a real fight has unleashed for unique exhibits from the past, and these exhibits are not related to any one theme, such…

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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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only the initials remained.

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

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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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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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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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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