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A buyer’s guide to vintage sporting goods

From golf balls to pool cues, vintage sporting goods represent a diverse sector of antiques and collectables because of the number of sports, and the large variety of item types available.

Where to find quality vintage enamel signs for sale

Old enamel signs, especially those that once hung in shops, railway stations and garages, are curious and sentimental slices of history that tap into our love of nostalgia.

Tantalus treasures: how to recognise quality antique tantaluses

Originally patented in 1881 by George Betjemann, a tantalus is a wooden container for glass decanters, characterised by a lock and key.

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Antique wine glasses & decanters: How to toast the New Year in style

Whether you're planning an elegant English-style party or a Mad-Men-themed vintage bash, antique wine glasses can be a charming touch to your New Year's toast.

Christmas gift ideas for antique lovers

Christmas gifts for antique lovers can be hard to source. Most antiquarians have distinctly unique tastes - and their homes are curated to express it. But that doesn’t mean you should just abandon all hope and buy them another pair of socks.

Making money from antique dinner service wares

There is so much to talk about - and many an investment to be made in - the antique dinner service realm.

Antique figurines: how to find one-of-a-kind ornaments

If there’s one thing we know about antique lovers, it’s that they know their style. Their homes are either perfectly curated or eclectically unique.

Flavour of the past: A guide to antique kitchen chairs, tables & dressers

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. How charming, then, to adorn yours with pieces of the past.

The only way is oak: Two furniture makers that will make you money

Nothing is quite as British as oak. It’s a national symbol of Blighty’s strength, power and resilience. Thanks to its remarkable durability, many of the latter are still around today.