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Category "Antiques & collectables"

The pros and cons of glassine envelopes

The pros and cons of glassine envelopes

A glassine envelope and glassine bags is somewhat of a novelty item. Glassine is a transparent acid-free material which has been fashioned into shipping envelopes using glassine paper for its construction. They are durable, interesting and add a little flair to your mailings, but are they practical?
A guide to old coin prices

A guide to old coin prices

Are you interested in becoming a coin collector, or simply curious as to how much a rare coin in your possession is worth? This guide outlines some of the things to look for when coin collecting and a rough guide to the values of some old as well as rare coins.
All about: Jack Daniels collectables

All about: Jack Daniels collectables

Jasper Newton Daniel was born in Lynchburg, Tennessee in 1846 and created one of the most famous brands of all time within his lifetime. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is instantly recognisable, whether it is in the form of a bottle on a shelf, a poster, or a pack of playing cards. The article below details out everything that you should know about Jack Daniels collectables.
Where to buy vintage perfume

Where to buy vintage perfume

Perfumes was used since ancient Mesopotamia. The first perfume was actually incense which was made from fragrant resins and woods. Sometimes, the Mesopotamians soaked incense in water, then rubbed the resulting scent on themselves. Perfume use continued throughout the rest of the world, and added the distillations from flowers, an invention of the Arabs, which also spread . The use of aldehydes began in the 1920s with Chanel No. 5, and the development of man-made scents began. This article details out where to buy vintage perfume.
Where to find antique silver napkin rings

Where to find antique silver napkin rings

Napkins were first dough that was rolled out onto the table. The ancient Romans used cloth. After a long hiatus, the napkin reappeared as a communal cloth on the table in the 1400s, then became an individual one in the 16th century. Antique silver napkin rings are still available today, and can bring style to the modern table.
A guide to buying antique pocket watches

A guide to buying antique pocket watches

Having and wearing a pocket watch certainly makes a bold statement to those around you. However, choosing the right one for you can be a bit of a challenge. This article will give you a breakdown of several things to consider before you start searching and buying antique pocket watches.
A guide to restoring a brass clock

A guide to restoring a brass clock

We have come a long way in telling time. The first clocks were the sundials of the Sumerians and Egyptians. For obvious reasons, these could not be relied upon when night fell. The next advancement fell to the Greek clockmakers who created water clocks that worked whatever the hour. Read this article which is a guide to restoring a brass clock.
How to buy coin envelopes

How to buy coin envelopes

Coin collecting is not a new hobby. Archeologists have uncovered coins - no two alike - at digs, making them believe that the coins had been part of a collection. Augustus Caesar liked to collect coins to give to his friends and to others as gifts. The hobby of collecting continued through the ages and continues today. Buying supplies like coin envelopes can help you keep your coin collection in pristine condition. This article is a guide to buying coin envelopes.
A guide to buying antique golf clubs

A guide to buying antique golf clubs

When it comes to buying antique golf clubs, there is a number of things that one should look out for. It is not just the age or the make of a club that you should be looking out for. This article will help you out.
A buyer's guide to Clarice Cliff crocus ceramics

A buyer's guide to Clarice Cliff crocus ceramics

Clarice Cliff was an English pottery designer and painter who created her best pieces during a very prolific period from 1922 to 1963. The Clarice Cliff Bizarre line and the Clarice Cliff Crocus designs of pottery fetch amazing sums of money at auctions. A Christie’s auction received £ 39,500 for a plaque with the May Avenue design.
Where to buy old-fashioned telephones

Where to buy old-fashioned telephones

The telephone was invented in the 19th century. The design of the telephone has changed drastically since it's first years. If you're sick of looking at the MP3 phones and the telephones of today with all kinds of newer technology, or if you are a collector of antique telephones, this article can help you find one.
How to buy apothecary cabinets for bargain prices

How to buy apothecary cabinets for bargain prices

The word apothecary comes from "apotheca" which means the "place where wine, spices and herbs were stored." In the thirteenth century, the word came to mean a person "who kept a stock of these commodities which he sold from his shop or street stall." By the 16th century, the apothecary became the forerunners of pharmacists. This article is a guide to buying apothecary cabinets for bargain prices.