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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?

How to find rare vinyl records every other collector is looking for

Finding the golden ticket – that unique vinyl record other collectors covet – is truly addictive. Here is our guide to where to look.

Farmhouse style: How to get the cosy, country look

Start planning a cosy country home with our guide to reviving the charm of the country cottage, wherever you live.

What to look for when buying an antique or vintage bureau

Investing in an antique bureau will last a lifetime so picking the perfect piece can be a fine balance of head and heart. Our guide to what to look for will help you find the right bureau.