There are many factors in the price of a record as I explaind in "Things you Need to Know When Buying and Selling Vinyl Records/Phonographs". One of the major factors in the value and/or loss of value of a record/phonograph is damage or defects. In this article I will cover some of the common record notations (Also know as the short-hand notation system). This is used by many collectors, dealers, and auction houses to describe the condition, special notations or damage of … [Read more...]
How to Understand the Hummel Numbering System.
Hummel figurines can have a variety of numbers on the bottom. Each number refers to specific information about that figurine. In this article I will explain what each number is used for and what information this number refers to. The HUM number is one of the most important numbers on your figurine, this is the model number and it identifies what the Hummel is. This number is called the HUM number. … [Read more...]
The difference between antique, vintage, and collectible item.
Read our more comprehensive guide to what makes something antique, collectible or vintage here. There has been a debate over what an antique is for years. Some say an Antique is: An object of considerable age valued for its aesthetic or historical significance. In the antiques trade, the term refers to objects more than 100 years old. … [Read more...]
Lalique glass the most influential glassware of its time
Some artists identify with the mediums in which they work so well with; they take them to the next level. Thatâ€™s precisely what Rene Lalique did in France with pressed glass in the early-20th century. He turned simple pressed-glass into an art form. Lalique used some of the most influential Art Deco images like the female face and form and immortalized each in pressed and mold-blown glass. Great design was the result in vases, bowls, perfume bottles, clocks and car mascots. … [Read more...]