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An investment for the future
We would like to introduce Antiquexplorer Magazine – the leading antiques publication with a monthly circulation of 15,000 people. Emphasis is on qualitative appreciation rather than market value, and recent issues have covered such diverse topics from early English oak furniture to toast racks.
Here is an excerpt from Issue 96 entitled “Investment”…
If you find the stocks and shares market too volatile, why not invest in something more tangible and consistent like antiques?
Obviously it’s not the first time that’s been said, but what with the current economic climate, I felt we had a duty to push it home to the many interested readers and young professionals out there. Investments in art, wine and antiques have long been attractive to certain private individuals; however, there are precious few investment advisors with the experience and knowledge to offer specialist advice in these areas – that is, of course, apart from your local art or antique dealer…
The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers (SOFAA) are seeking entries for their prestigious 2009 Christopher Weston Bursary essay competition. A prize of £1,000 will go to the best industry-related essay written by a full-time junior staff member – those members that have less than eight years industry experience - of a SOFAA member company.
Entries should be no more than 5,000 words and should be submitted by email to the SOFAA secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the end of May. Judging will take place by the Committee at their June meeting and the winner will be invited to a special AGM in October to be presented with the award. Good Luck!
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Featured Item of the Month
This month's Featured Item is a rare and extremely beautiful patina/wooden and metal late Victorian saddle rack. Manufacturer inscribed on the underneath.