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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

7 Little Known Facts About The Wizard of Oz Memorabilia

The Wizard of Oz, a movie made in 1939 and based on the 1900 novel by L.Frank Baum, had its most well-known adaptation in the version starring Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale, often lauded for its use of fantasy storytelling, music and unique characters. It was a classic movie well remembered for its Wizard of Oz

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

10 Little-Known Tips When Purchasing Antiques and Collectibles

Do you often encounter difficulties in selecting antiques and collectibles from the flea market? Or maybe sometimes you can’t tell if an antique is fake or real? This specially curated article could lessen your pain, as we consolidated the opinions of some of the top industry experts in the world to share with us little-known

Singapore’s One and Only Sungei Road Thieves Market

Singapore’s famous Sungei Road Thieves Market (双溪路贼市场/跳蚤市场) , located between Jalan Besar and Rochor Canal Road, is the country’s largest and oldest flea market, and originated in the 1930s. As it used to operate between 3pm and 6pm, its operating hours have resulted in it being nicknamed “Robinson Petang”, or “Robinson in the afternoon”, perhaps a

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

14 Interesting Facts About Antique Tea Cups from China

For many centuries now, drinking tea has been an important part of Chinese culture. The practice of drinking tea originated in China and tea is regarded to be one of the seven necessities of Chinese life, others being, soy sauce, rice, salt, vinegar, oil and firewood. It goes without saying that tea time is incomplete

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