Antiques & Collectables

A Dealer's Notes

Lace Making

It is thought that lace making spread throughout Europe from Italy in the early 16th century and probably ....read more

Plastic Treasures

Not all plastic is plastic - if you know what I mean.  (Now that IS a bit of Norfolk!) We normally think of ....read more

Brass Charmers

During the early part of the 19th century it became fashionable, if not essential, to place on the leather horses harness trinkets of ....read more

Thimbles

For those of you may already collect, or are tempted to collect, thimbles and become a digitabulist and start searching for ancient ....read more

Samplers

Both the preparation and presenting of ones Curriculum Vitae is a very important task.  The way it is constructed and ....read more

Tea Caddies

Today we take our tea very differently to when it was first introduced in the 17th century.  At that time it was considered to be a very rare ....read more

"Fan-tastic"

With the advent of global warming maybe we will see a return in popularity of the traditional fan. Their use is obvious, but their history is ....read more

Decorated Glass

I am sure at times we have all watched a glass blower creating wares and being amazed at his skill and ....read more

Sunken Treasure

How many enthusiastic amateur divers have dreamed of finding a submerged, wrecked galleon, stacked with ....read more

Mauchline Ware

As if to illustrate just how fascinating and diverse the collecting bug is, I have selected objects that have ....read more

Chamber pots

Upon a recent visit to a local saleroom, I noticed a very large collection of chamber ....read more

Telephone Boxes

Would you like an original telephone box? ....read more

Silhouettes

All of us today take photography very much for granted but ....read more

Wedgwood

The very mention of the word "Wedgwood" conjures up immediately a picture of ....read more

Marbles

No one really knows when the game of marbles started ....read more

Corkscrews

As with many things in modern life the invention or fashion was started by the Romans and ....read more