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A guide to affordable antique Christmas gifts

Today, antique gifts do not have to be out of reach, and our latest guide has lots of inspiration for affordable Christmas gifts for all the family.

Antique dining tables: an antique dealer’s guide

As thoughts turn to the forthcoming festive period and family celebrations, our experts look at the types of antique dining tables available for large get togethers, what to look for, and how to spot a fake.

A guide to collecting fossils

Whether you are an enthusiastic beachcomber looking for fossils or an experienced collector, our guide to collecting these prehistoric remains has lots of great information.

RAF Hemswell – a potted history and why it’s important to us

Today, Hemswell Antique Centres stand on the site of the former RAF Hemswell and as we approach Remembrance Day, we look back at the history of our special site.

How to clean antique silver

With so much conflicting advice available online about how to clean antique silver, our experts take a look at exactly how to care for vintage and antique silver pieces from antique jewellery to antique silver teapots.

Farewell and Good Luck, Esme!

As Hemswell Antique Centres bid a fond farewell to one of our most valued team members, we look back at Esme's career with us.

What are the most collectable antique toys and games?

Our fondness for, and attachment to, vintage toys is inextricably linked to the connection they help us make with our childhoods. Here, we examine the most collectable toys from the last 100 years.

Top tips for buying at antiques fairs

With bargains to be had and a friendly atmosphere, antique fairs can still be daunting for buyers, but our top tips from the Hemswell experts will steer you in the right direction!

What is vintage kitchenalia?

When styling a period kitchen, whether from the Victorian age or the 1950s, it is important to have authentic pieces of the era, rather than modern replicas. Here, we look at what vintage kitchenalia and antique kitchenalia are and where to find them.

From Lalique to Whitefriars: why 20th century glass is so important

20th century glass is vibrant and beautiful but which manufacturers are sought after? We run through the names to look out for and explain why this art form is so important.