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Antique gift ideas - the ultimate Christmas gift guide

Whether you want to buy a gift for an antique lover or an antique gift for a loved one, our ultimate Christmas gift guide will help you find the most perfect and thoughtful Christmas gifts.

Identifying antique gold hallmarks – an in-depth guide

Is antique gold hallmarked? When did gold start being stamped? What does an anchor mark mean? This comprehensive beginner’s guide to antique gold hallmarks has all the answers to these questions and more.

What you should know before buying vintage posters

Are vintage posters a good investment? Do vintage posters go up in value? How can I tell if a vintage poster is real? Our guide will tell you everything you need to know!

Posters from the past – a guide to collecting the prints and posters of yesteryear

What’s the difference between a print and a poster? And are vintage posters and prints a good investment? This helpful guide will help the novice and seasoned collector alike.

A collector’s guide to tin signs

Are vintage tin signs a good investment and what makes them valuable? How can you tell if a tin sign is real or a reproduction? Our guide has all the answers and more.

A buyer’s guide to vintage garden clocks

We show you what to consider before buying a garden clock.

An upcycler’s guide to vintage and antiques shopping

With our passion for upcycling showing no signs of abating, our guide will tell you everything you need to know about vintage and antiques shopping.

Where to find the best railwayana for sale

Timetables, luggage labels, brass signal boxes, nameplates… the incredible amount of railwayana for sale makes collecting the relics of bygone journeys a fascinating and low cost hobby for many.

How to find a quality antique writing desk for your office

Our guide to choosing the right antique desk for your office and how to find one.

10 valuable movie posters you just might own

What are the most valuable movie posters today? And could you have one in the attic?