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    In our blogs for this month we've been taking a fun peek at what January may have in store, and some of the myths surrounding this most gloomy and controversial of months. In our other blog we've been looking at what you can do to raise a little money after the Christmas spend, and to help put a little more money into your pocket.

    Christmas rush and January calm
    I'm sure the past two months have been very busy for you what with buying presents, preparing Christmas feasts and welcoming friends and relatives to your home. It can be a stressful time with many feeling the strain of all that preparation and expectation.

    We hope for good things in the coming year for those we love
    We don't know what's in store for us in the coming year, but we can hope for the best, and for a peaceful, harmonious year for all those we love and care for. In our blog on January myths we spoke of Janus and the two faces of time, one looking back, and one looking forward.

    Regret or nostalgia – we have a new year to plan ahead
    We can only look back at the previous year with a little regret and perhaps some fondness, we look forward to the year to come with hope and expectation. Have you, like so many others, been making New Year's Resolutions? They can be easily made, but so easily broken as the year goes by.

    But let's not get too gloomy, a new year can bring prosperity and success, we alone are masters of our own destiny, and we can make our own fortune and control how we tackle mistakes made in the previous year.

    Fancy selling your old collectibles on www.antiques.co.uk
    If you're feeling the pinch now, do make sure you take a look around your home for any collectibles or antiques you have lying around unused and unwanted, as discussed in one of our blogs. You're looking at potential honey pot that could get you through January and give you a very exciting and profitable start to the year ahead.
    8 Day Long Case Clock By Maurice Thomas, Carnarvon
    Thank you
    Here at www.antiques.co.uk we'd like to thank those of you who've been with us since the beginning of 2015, and further back than that for some of you. We can only say thank you for your loyalty over the years and hope that 2016 brings you all that you hope for. Enjoy the winter break and from all of us here at www.antiques.co.uk may we wish you happy and peaceful New Year.
    Can you help?
    Several years ago I bought a carved chair at an antique store in England. I bought it because I liked the carving. I did some research and found that the chair comes from the Bentinck family whose coat of arm is at the top with the motto 'creignez honte'.

    The inscription reads 'William III wounded at the Boyne assisted by William Bentinck 30 June 1690'. I came across a picture depicting an identical chair showing the landing of William III at Torbay.

    I would like to get in touch with the owner of this chair to exchange any information they have and find out if there are any more such chairs. I can be reached at s.jansen@sympatico.ca
    8 Day Long Case Clock By Maurice Thomas, Carnarvon
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