Buying guides to art, antiques, vintage and more

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Omega Speedmaster watch

Omega watches

Swiss watch maker Omega prides itself on innovation and quality.

Tiffany & Co silver jewellery


Jewellery brand Tiffany & Co was founded in 1837 in New York by 25-year-old Charles Lewis Tiffany and John Young.

silver hallmarks

The buyer's guide to silver hallmarks

When buying silver at auction it’s important to look for an item’s hallmarks. These silver hallmarks indicate the purity of the precious metal and often identify the date and location where the item was originally stamped or 'assayed'.

Silver palanquin finial

Indian Art

The term Indian art encompasses different artistic categories ranging from ancient antiquities to contemporary paintings.

A garden fountain

The antique garden ornaments and furniture guide

Plenty of items that will enhance your garden are available to buy at auctions on

Vintage comics

How to start your comics collection

Comics are to be read and enjoyed. They can also be collected. Here's what you need to know to buy them successfully at auction.

A collection of international football programmes

The definitive guide to buying vintage football programmes

Among the memorabilia you can find at auction, football programmes are an inexpensive and fun way to enhance your enjoyment of the national game. And given what’s in them, they are probably the most informative too.

David Hockney print

How to start your print collection

Prints represent a great opportunity to buy a work by an artist at a more accessible price point.

Items from a Fine Interiors auction at Sworders

The buyer's guide to different types of auctions

Every auction house gives each of its sales a specific title. Once you know what to look out for, it becomes very simple to browse a list of upcoming auctions to find what you want. Here is a quick guide.

A 1977 Star Wars film post

How to assess the value of Star Wars memorabilia

The Star Wars universe continues to grow… and this is certainly the case when it comes to auctions.