The British people are going Antique crazy!!!
Antiques are no longer the preserve of the rich and famous. And, that could well be their own fault! Television, with its plethora of interior and exterior design programs, and magazine articles, with pictures, of the homes and property of the well-to-do, have given the average consumer, the desire, knowledge and willingness to go out there and recreate the look and feel of a period from early history.
The right knowledge and a keen pair of eyes, gives any of us the opportunity
to become a private collector, of just about anything we can think of, and from any time in history.
With the proliferation of TV programs like The Antiques Roadshow, Bargain Hunt, Flog It and now Cash In The Attic, antiques, it seems are everywhere and for everyone. As the stock market takes another slide, demand for top of the range antiques is at an all time high, keeping prices up, so that investors can spread some of their risk.
But if your sights are a little lower, there is very much to choose from, with some modest prices nowadays, for even the most exquisite pieces. Maybe the sheer number of antique sites online, or the number of auctions that one can take part in have something to do with it. If nothing else it will have the inevitable effect of keeping prices at a realistic level, at least for the time being.
Whether you're a golfer, fisherman, vintage car driver, culture buff, sailor, power shopper, or connoisseur of fine antiques, Antique Collector offers an incredible selection of hand picked books, articles and shops, that aim to please the most demanding buyer and browser.
Even if you are unable to afford the same calibre of luxury antiques as those on the ends of the telephones at the local auctions, it certainly doesn’t hurt, or cost anything, to learn about the quality of fine pottery and furniture. The more you know about the craftsmanship and styles, the techniques and designers, that created these beautiful works of art, the better you’ll be at spotting a 'good 'un' during your own antique hunting adventures.
We are proud to present this huge collection of antique and specialist books by UK and world authors.
Here you can happily browse through Britain's finest selection of antique books, and purchase them in the comfort of your own home, usually for immediate dispatch.
Many of the books on Antique Collector are specialist books, written by authors who have accumulated vast amounts of information and expertise over many years.
Antique Collector covers the whole spectrum of antiques with sections which include Books, Bronzes, Optical Equipment, Furniture, Clocks, Coins, Earthenware, Textiles, Figurines, Glass, Household, Jewellery, Lighting, Militaria, Pictures and Prints, Porcelain, Pottery, Silver & Gold, Collectable Bears, Toys, Metal, Wood and Writing. Plus insurance advice for antiques collectors.
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