We are pleased to announce that Antiques.co.uk is now attracting over 3,000 visitors per day to the site from both national and international waters. With the current rate of exchange lots of US buyers are visiting so now is the best time to start capitalising on our high visit rates and turning them into high sale rates.
For all those dealers that have an Ebay shop we can now import XML feeds straight to Antiques.co.uk so that you can advertise on Ebay and our site simultaneously. Not only will this assure more advertising space for your money but you’ll also get double the visitors.
So don’t delay – make sure your antiques are getting to the most potential buyers possible in our 24/7 global marketplace.
FREE GIFT FOR THE NEXT FIFTY TO REGISTER!
This month we have a free give away for the first fifty new registrations on Antiques.co.uk.
Each person who signs up and creates a Seller’s Account* by 25 February 2009 will receive the wonderful book ‘Watches’ by Judith Miller – a must for those interested in the story of wristwatch design and the most collectable models. Told through 300 stunning images, ‘Watches’ gives insights into the major manufacturers with examples from each decade of the 20th century - as well as collecting areas such as novelty, diving, military and mystery watches - encompassing special features on the most desirable models.
Author Judith Miller co-founded the Miller’s Antiques Price Guide and has written over 100 books which are held in high regard by collectors and dealers alike. Judith regularly appears on TV and Radio and is a BBC Antiques Roadshow expert. She is also a contributor to BBC Homes & Antiques and House & Garden as well as lecturing extensively at the V&A in London and The Smithsonian in Washington.
* Offer applies to UK customers only.
To receive this fantastic book make sure you’re one of the first fifty to sign up for a Seller’s Account today!
Rare Doulton find melts hearts
Bidders in a snow-covered Dorchester auction house found their hearts melting as an exceptionally rare Doulton figure came up for sale. The figure, named by the HN number as Little Mother, was of a little girl cradling a doll and was estimated to sell at Duke's sale for between £800 and £1,500. However with the base marked Dolly, this suggests that the name had yet to be decided upon at the time it was made.
The figure, designed by Harry Tittensor, was actually an early prototype for a limited production run between 1921 and 1938. Prototypes and rare colourways remain the most buoyant sector of the Doulton figure market, and this piece was no exception. With a healthy attendance, even after the snow threatened to halt the sale, the figure soared over the estimate to reach a whopping £10,500 and now has a home with a US buyer.
National Antiques Week
Antiques News has announced that for the first year National Antiques Day will become National Antiques Week. The event will run from 23 – 30 November 2009 and the theme will be ‘Antiques are Green’.
The aim is for every dealer to encourage newcomers - particularly the younger generation, into the world of antiques and to publicise the fact that dealers offer excellent value to buyers. Much has been written recently about what good value antiques offer – this is the ideal time to promote that fact. Antiques Week is encouraging dealers to pledge their support by linking up with other dealers to run themed events and publicising them in their local area.