This month we’ve been looking at small collectable items – how to start, where
to start and where to start looking for that certain something. Just because it’s
small doesn’t mean it doesn’t hold value. As we’ve seen, items such as
jewellery and glass can make for great collections, whether they started off as
family heirlooms or were passed on from someone close to you and have been
lying around in an unused room for years.
Of course you don’t always have to sell them on at auction or on
www.antiques.co.uk either, you can keep on adding to them and if jewellery is
your bag, you could even wear them. There’s nothing better than an original
vintage jewellery piece to wear out, they’re usually cheaper than high street
statement pieces and they look so original in comparison to anything you’ll buy
from the mass produced pieces found in most stores.
August – in London
Yes it’s August , children and students are at home from school , if you’re
looking for something to keep you occupied go to the BBC Proms which started
on the 17th July and ends on the 12th September.
Don’t forget the antiques fairs up and down the country over the next few
weeks over the summer for helping you to find some beautiful pieces, whether
its tea caddies, Wedgewood glass or rare books. And of course there’s nothing
like www.antiques.co.uk for finding items of worth where you can sit back and
relax in your favourite chair and view items at leisure, no rush, no obligation to
make a purchase and an opportunity to shop in comfort.
In other news...
And talking about starting up collections of small items how about this for a novel discovery. Last week The Guardian reported on a pair of knickers once belonging to Queen Victoria with a 45 inch waistband that sold at auction for just over £12,000.
Also sold at the same auction were a nightdress and some hats and stockings belonging to both Victoria and her daughter Princess Alice. They all came with their own ‘mark’ or stamp of VR which stands for Victoria Regina. A set of replica crown jewels were also purchased for just over £5,000 along with the undergarments by the same buyer.
So there we are, if that weren’t evidence enough of looking for a mark or stamp on an item and that anything, no matter how strange it might at first appear, may be worth far more than you think. Just go out there and don’t discount anything right away.
Please use our valuations service by pressing this link below and we will have
our experts give you their opinion. After you have had your item valued please
feel free to sell it on our site.
Quote of the month
“Whatever with the past has gone, the best is always yet to come”