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How to sell antique dolls

This guide will show you sought-after examples, as well as where and how to sell antique dolls for profit.
Garden antiques at Hemswell Antique Centres

Five loveliest antiques for your garden and conservatory

Once upon a time, not so long ago, it was common for people to leave all their garden furniture behind when they moved house. It’s only recently - thanks to news spreading about sculptures selling for millions - that we’re more aware of the value those unconsidered antique planters and pots may have.
Antique jugs and decanters at Hemswell Antique Centres

A guide to: Antique jugs and decanters

From budget to big bucks, the value of antique jugs varies widely. As always, it comes down to a number of factors, such as quality, age, maker and design. Identifying these qualities of antique jugs can help you understand the worth of a piece.
Antique shelves and racks at Hemswell Antique Centres

A closer look at: Antique shelves and racks

Etageres, canterburies, perches? Antique shelves and racks come in many unusual names. We’re here to help you make sense of them.
Is it legal to sell antique ivory

Is it legal to sell antique ivory?

How can we help protect elephants from extinction? Is it legal to sell antique ivory in any shape or form? And what does it mean for business? Here’s what you need to know about the Government’s ivory ban.
Where to find the best antique bookcases for sale

Where to find the best antique bookcases for sale

From antique small bookcases to grand Queen Annes, here are the most notable antique bookcases for sale, including how to spot an imposter.
A collector’s guide to militaria: Antique guns at Hemswell Antiques

A collector’s guide to militaria: Antique guns

In this guide we’re going to look closely at firearms. If you’re fretting over the old “when is a gun considered an antique?” debate or simply wanting to wise up on your weapons, read on for an in-depth dive into the niche.
Antique games and vintage toys at Hemswell Antique Centres

Can you make a monopoly collecting antique games and vintage toys?

From humble building blocks and fantastical antique rocking horses to board games and Modelled Miniatures, antiques in this particular category are bursting with enchantment. Here’s what collectors need to know...
A first-timer's guide to antiques fairs

A first-timer's guide to antiques fairs

From Lincoln to Newark to Peterborough, April is a brilliant month for antiques fairs in the UK. Here’s how to make the most of them.
How to become an antique dealer at Hemswell Antique Centres

How to become an antique dealer

The antique market is a lucrative business that trades efficiently in history and nostalgia but where do you start on your path to becoming an antique dealer? From the dos and don’ts to the hows and the whos - read this guide.