People love to watch the BBC program Antiques Roadshow to see the surprised faces of visitors whose items have been valued very high. Sometimes, however, the opposite happens. A man who recently brought in a portrait he thought was worth around a million pounds was sorely disappointed to find out it was worth (more…)
‘Cottagecore’ is an innovative home fashion that features antique furniture and traditionally designed fabrics.
According to Jessica Doyle, writing in the Telegraph, cottagecore expresses (more…)
An antique brass-trimmed wood box holding everything needed to fight vampires is being sold at auction.
The kit includes a (more…)
A student in Greenfield, Monterey, California discovered a 105-year-old Glasgow newspaper in an old wardrobe he was using for salvage wood.
Javier Martinez noticed some paper (more…)
Antique dealers have been opening their doors to customers once again following the easing of the lockdown. In order to re-open, they have had to make sure that shops are Covid-19 secure.
Customers will now find (more…)
Marc Alum, an expert for many years on the television programme Antiques Roadshow, told a reporter from the Daily Express that a Leica camera he valued almost 20 years ago was sold for a considerable amount more than his original valuation.
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After being closed for three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, antique shops have re-opened. There is cautious optimism amongst antique dealers that sales will pick up.
Antique shops have introduced a (more…)
The Bidding Room is a new BBC afternoon television show that claims to redefine what antiques are.
According to the show’s presenter (more…)
The Ivory Act became law in December 2018 and severely restricts the sales of antiques containing ivory to a narrow range of items. The Friends of Antique Cultural Treasures Ltd launched a legal challenge to overturn the ban. On May 18th, 2020, the Court of Appeal dismissed its claim that the Ivory Act “went too far”.
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The government has announced, that provided its five coronavirus tests are met, antique shops may be able to open on Monday, June 15.
Outdoor antique markets can (more…)