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Where to find the best antiques for sale in 2018

Where to find the best antiques for sale in 2023

The internet is a great tool for finding antiques for sale, but it has a catch - everyone else has easy access to it as well. To find true sleepers (unrecognised gems) without spending a small fortune, you have to cast your net further and wider.
Antique gift ideas for Valentine's Day

Antique gift ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show loved ones how much you care and our latest guide has lots of ideas for antique gifts to inspire you.

Antique wall clocks: an antique dealer’s guide

An antique wall clock makes a great addition to any home, but what is a great example? Here, our experts examine the key features that you should be looking for in a wall clock.
antique chests, the types available and what to look for

Antique chests: why they are so much more than a set of drawers!

What exactly is an antique chest and what were they used for? We look at the history of this iconic piece of furniture and examine the most popular styles.

A guide to affordable antique Christmas gifts

Today, antique gifts do not have to be out of reach, and our latest guide has lots of inspiration for affordable Christmas gifts for all the family.

A guide to collecting fossils

Whether you are an enthusiastic beachcomber looking for fossils or an experienced collector, our guide to collecting these prehistoric remains has lots of great information.

How to clean antique silver

With so much conflicting advice available online about how to clean antique silver, our experts take a look at exactly how to care for vintage and antique silver pieces from antique jewellery to antique silver teapots.

What are the most collectable antique toys and games?

Our fondness for, and attachment to, vintage toys is inextricably linked to the connection they help us make with our childhoods. Here, we examine the most collectable toys from the last 100 years.

From Lalique to Whitefriars: why 20th century glass is so important

20th century glass is vibrant and beautiful but which manufacturers are sought after? We run through the names to look out for and explain why this art form is so important.

What to wear at The Goodwood Revival

With the sartorially elegant Goodwood Revival just around the corner, we look at how to dress to embrace the glamour of a bygone era.