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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.
Antique desk

The great desk decision - why buying an antique desk is best

If you are considering a new desk, our guide will show you why an antique is the best solution, and which one to choose.
Antique clocks guide

Antique clocks – a buyer’s guide

Here, we look at the types of antique clock available for both the novice and the experienced collector.

The ultimate antique mirror guide

Our guide to antique mirrors will help you to find the perfect piece for your home.

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.

A guide to upcycling and repurposing

Our helpful guide will help you to understand the difference between upcycling and repurposing.

How to clean vinyl records and store them safely

Cleaning your vinyl collection effectively is key to maintaining it in the best possible condition.

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.

How to decorate your home with vintage ceramics

Don’t relegate your vintage ceramics to the bathroom and kitchen! Beautiful and versatile, vintage ceramics can be introduced into every room in the house

The world of antique ceramic – what’s valuable and what’s not

From the living room to the bathroom, antique ceramic pieces can reinvigorate any space and although some may be centuries old, ceramic is as popular today as ever, amongst interior enthusiasts desiring traditional designs.