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A Review of Oedo Antique Flea Market – Tokyo International Forum

Oedo Antique Flea Market – Since 2003 The Oedo Antique Flea Market (大江戸骨董市), which started in September 2003 to celebrate 400 years since the beginning of the Tokugawa shogunate, or the Tokugawa bakufu and the Edo bakufu, is the biggest open-air antiques market in Japan. Held at Tokyo International Forum, which is next to Yurakucho Station

6 Top Tips to Fixing and Caring For Antique Baby Cribs

Family heirlooms hold many special memories and using them again for your own baby makes it even more exciting. For instance, using the same antique baby crib that you slept on for your own baby takes these special memories a notch higher. However, those antique baby cribs need to be checked beforehand and to make

Antique, Vintage, Retro And Collectible: What Are the Differences?

The words “antique”, “vintage”, “retro” and “collectible” are often used loosely by sellers online, but are there really any differences between them? Experts said that it is not possible to really tell whether a product is antique, vintage, retro or collectible, and although they do convey an added value, buyers have to be careful to

The Lazy Man’s Guide To Antique Furniture Appraisal

Regardless of whether you are seriously or casually interested in antique furniture, the most important thing to focus on is its worth. There are various online printed guides which focus most on the value of the antique furniture. In this case, if you are looking for the best antique furniture appraisal ways, then it is

The Astonishing Story Behind Thomas Jefferson’s Antique Writing Box

Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826), the third President of the United States (1801 – 09) and a keen advocate of democracy, republicanism and individual rights, had a portable, antique writing box on which he drafted the Declaration of Independence. The significance that is attached to Thomas Jefferson’s antique writing box is hence one that is

9 Brilliant Ways To Use Antique Doors In Your Home

Everybody loves antique doors as they remind us of those memories of how our home first looked, and they also have incredible smells that take us back to memory lane. Antique doors, windows and shutters have many great uses – you can repurpose them in your hallway, kitchen and even your own bedroom. You can

The Evolution of Vintage Shopping in Bangkok

Vintage shopping in Bangkok is now the new trend, and hunting for vintage treasure items in furniture, clothes, accessories and several other curios has become a new found passion of the locals and likewise tourists who are making a beeline to the city’s vintage storehouses. Plenty of such vintage treasure-troves have mushroomed all over the

How to Use Vintage Suitcases as Decor for Your House

I love vintage suitcases, I really do. Sometimes, I would spend whole afternoons digging around garage sales around neighbourhoods, just looking for that right one to prop up my living room, or my kitchen. Such suitcases are perfect for adding that touch of whimsicality to an otherwise boring house. Many have asked me how I

Antique Hinckley Fishing Lures – A 5-Minute Guide to Prices and Identification

Collection of antique fishing lures for sale has become an interesting hobby among the younger generation of fishing enthusiasts. Fishing lures which can be termed as antique pieces date back to earlier than 1898. They were made from different materials and were classified on the basis of their weight, size, type and color. In fact,

Determining the Collectibility of Valuable Matchbox Cars

Matchbox, a popular toy brand introduced by Lesney Products in 1953 but is now owned by Mattel, Inc, has always been a perpetual favourite among vintage toy car collectors, with its large varieties of diecast toy vehicles, plastic model kits and action figurines. Collectors were fascinated by the intricate details that went into the making

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