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A collector’s guide to militaria: Antique guns at Hemswell Antiques

A collector’s guide to militaria: Antique guns

In this guide we’re going to look closely at firearms. If you’re fretting over the old “when is a gun considered an antique?” debate or simply wanting to wise up on your weapons, read on for an in-depth dive into the niche.
Antique games and vintage toys at Hemswell Antique Centres

Can you make a monopoly collecting antique games and vintage toys?

From humble building blocks and fantastical antique rocking horses to board games and Modelled Miniatures, antiques in this particular category are bursting with enchantment. Here’s what collectors need to know...
A first-timer's guide to antiques fairs

A first-timer's guide to antiques fairs

From Lincoln to Newark to Peterborough, April is a brilliant month for antiques fairs in the UK. Here’s how to make the most of them.
How to become an antique dealer at Hemswell Antique Centres

How to become an antique dealer

The antique market is a lucrative business that trades efficiently in history and nostalgia but where do you start on your path to becoming an antique dealer? From the dos and don’ts to the hows and the whos - read this guide.
A collector's guide to antique signs at Hemswell Antique Centres

A collector's guide to antique signs

Why collect antique signs? There are many reasons behind their popularity. There’s something about an old Campbell’s Soup sign that fills a room with nostalgic charm, delivering a flavour of life in the past.
How to stage an antique pitch

How to stage an antique pitch

Whether you’re renting space at an antiques centre or setting up a stall at a fair, make a lasting impression and shift more stock with these tried-and-tested tips...
Five tips for buying antique doors

Five tips for buying antique doors

Whether you’re upgrading your home’s main entrance or filling an interior frame with an old-world piece, antique doors are simple updates that can add depths of charm.
A guide to Antique rugs form Hemswell Antiques

A guide to: Antique rugs

Whether you’re scouting down a travel trophy in the former Persia or bidding on antique rugs for sale in an old Blighty auction, it helps to know the basic forms, origins and styles. Read our guide to antique rugs.
A collector's guide to antique drinking glasses

A collector's guide to antique drinking glasses

The Englishman was first to produce clear lead crystal glassware on an industrial scale, vastly improving the process of adding lead oxide to glass in 1674. A glass revolution was started and the first goblet to sit on the shelves of antique drinks cabinets across the country was developed - the baluster.
What is antique silver worth? How to identify antique silverware for sales

What is antique silver worth? How to identify antique silverware for sales

Antique silver is one of the most versatile and glamorous of all precious metals. From teapots to trinkets, antique silver candlesticks to antique silver cutlery, these gleaming pieces combine strength and intricate design to create objects of real beauty. Yet despite their opulence, many silver antiques can be bought for bargain prices.