Antiques.co.uk has added new functionality to the site this month, enabling buyers all over the world to purchase items directly from sellers without having to leave the site. Items can be bought using any existing Paypal account, or failing that, any accepted credit card. Only participating sellers' items can be purchased in this way.
If you haven't yet signed up with us, for the next few weeks, all new members signing up for a 3-month seller's account will have their account doubled to 6 months duration, an effective saving of half price! Please email email@example.com for further details or click here.
Please continue reading below to see the latest news and offers from sellers on Antiques.co.uk
Traditionally delivering antiques locally, nationally or internationally has been a costly process but now thanks to ANYVAN.com you can choose the price that you want to pay and the service that suits your needs.
ANYVAN.com allows you to transport goods around the UK for a fraction of the standard costs as it connects you to rated transport companies already making a similar journey. All you need to do is post your delivery needs onto the website, for free, and wait to receive quotes from specialist companies who are already travelling in the same direction as your antiques.
Angus Elphinstone of Anyvan states "Transportation of antiques and specialist items is our second highest performing category after general goods. This we feel is due mostly to the costly and sometime problematic nature of finding reliable transport companies, we setup ANYVAN.com to address this need for consumers and retailers alike."
Regent Antiques has been trading in London for nearly three decades. They are one of the UK's leading dealers of antique and antique reproduction furniture and their superb website gives the public access to its extensive inventory at trade prices.
If you crave the charm and elegance of the Old World in your home, look no further than Regent Antiques of London for your inspiration. Whether your taste is English or Continental, ornate or minimalist, they have something for you.
The site displays items from a wide range of categories. Superb photography highlights every detail of the piece and easily allows one to imagine its impact in their home. From the traditional old English designs of the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian Eras to the unparalleled opulence of the court of Louis XV and the French Empire, there is something for everyone. Purists and niche collectors will take heart in the wide range of antique items available at trade prices while others will prefer the extensive antique reproduction offers that allow one to own a piece that could only otherwise be found in a museum or royal palace.
But this website offers more than traditional furniture items. With fine porcelain, glassware, silver and silver plate wares, bronzes, fine paintings, and a wide range of other unique decorative pieces such as mirrored furniture, you could easily redecorate your entire home from this site alone.
This month Regent Antiques offers an extremely rare opportunity to own an large antique solid walnut dining room table, circa 1900. Accomplished in the Queen Anne style and complete with 12 matching chairs, this set is truly befitting of royalty.
Some of you might have watched the Dragons' Den program with interest last month as it featured the online valuation service ValueMyStuffNow.com. Patrick van der Vorst eventually slayed two dragons, Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis, who will help write a new page of ValueMyStuff's history.
The startup has kept on growing, with over 16,000 customers to date. With over 26.000 valuations done, the 48 experts have seen an increasing number of high quality items: Zao-Wou-Ki painting, drawings by Dali, several interesting military medals worth £100.000 plus, and some great Pop and Film memorabilia. The Expert team now counts 48 specialists, which allow the company to broaden its field of expertise to sporting guns, Indian and Islamic art, Toys and Australian art.
National Antiques Week takes place from 15-21 November 2010.
Mark Hill of BBC 2 Cracking Antiques says "NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY ANTIQUES!"
National Antiques Week will promote the antiques trade to the public and demonstrate how green antiques are and what excellent value for money antiques represent when compared to similar high street purchases.
A group of antiques media and associations are working on behalf of the trade, and partnering with Winter Olympia Antiques and Fine Art Fair to promote this event, please help us by displaying the poster in your shops and at antiques fairs around the UK!