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Showcasing Your Antiques – Mixing New with Old

by Ruth Flett on April 13, 2014

Showcasing Your Antiques: Whether you are a lover of antique art glass or porcelain dolls and have collected a few up to thousands of items, you will want to showcase your treasure in the most appropriate way. You will not want your items stored up in an attic collecting dust, but many times this is what happens when […]

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For the Love of Antiquing

by Ruth Flett on March 21, 2014

To some people, old things have little or no value and to others, an one hundred year old item has priceless meaning and value.  One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure as they say! What do we love about antiques? What is it that we love about antiquing?  Everything from the treasure hunt, to the […]

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Buying Antiques – 7 Tips on How to Haggle

by Ivy on February 23, 2014

Getting the best deal possible when shopping for an antique or vintage item is always the goal. The good news is, times are tough and store owners want to make a sale! That is good news for a buyer or collector. 7 Tips for Haggling

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A Victorian Christmas – Christmas Tree

by Ivy on November 29, 2013

A Victorian Christmas is very different from a modern day one. Especially the Christmas tree. In this article I will talk about what a Victorian Christmas tree is and how to make one. Christmas Tree History Here is a little history on the Christmas tree. The Christmas tree tradition started in the 17th century inGermany. […]

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The History of Black Forest Carvings

by Ivy on October 10, 2013

Today I am going to cover a little history on Black Forest Wares (carvings). This is one of my favorite types of antiques genres. You might be wondering what a Black Forest Ware is. These are carving that usually depict forest animals (mainly bears), forest trees, branches, and leaves. Black Forest Carving History In the […]

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Many of my readers come to Antique-HQ and ask where they can sell their antiques and collectibles. You can read a general article on how to sell your antiques and collectibles here. In this article I am going to focus only on selling your antique or collectible clocks at auction. Clock Specialty Auction Houses In […]

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As antique lovers and collectors we know all too well about trends. One year something can be hot and the next year it’s out the door. However we also know that there is a circle of life for items. The Circle of a Trend You will notice that about every 5 years or so a […]

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Have you ever told someone about your collection and they seemed to not get why you did it? I thought it would be very interesting to see collecting from the point of view of a non-collector. I also think this gives a lot of  insight into why collecting and antiquing has greatly declined with generation […]

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Most of us spend countless hours looking for those special pieces for our collections. However we tend to forget one of the most important parts of a collection. That is insuring our collections and choosing coverage that fits our needs. There are many options out there for insuring your antiques and collectibles. However getting the […]

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How to Identify Your Hummel Figurine

by Ivy on January 2, 2013

In this article you will find 2 list to help you identify your Hummel figurines. Identify Your Hummel By Number Identify Your Hummel By Name The one of the most common question I am asked is: How can I identify what Hummel I have so I can find the value of my Hummel? There are […]

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