Buying guides to art, antiques, vintage and more

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When does furniture become antique?

When shopping for older items, it pays to know if they can be classed as “antique”.

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A beginner’s guide to buying rugs and carpets

Origin, age, provenance, weave, colour and aesthetic value can all have an impact on the price of a rug or carpet at auction.

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Ten steps to winning the classic car of your dreams at auction

For some people owning a classic car is all about getting your hands on the vehicle you wanted when you were 18 with a new licence and couldn’t afford it.


A buyer's guide to collecting Japanese works of art

The arts and Japan have been a source of fascination in the West since the first Portuguese traders arrived on her shores in the 1500s. Today's collecting market is the result of more than our centuries of contact.

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A beginner's guide to buying medals and medallions

Whether gallantry medals or campaign honours, full groups or individual items, the medals and medallions market can offer a wide range of fascinating collecting options.

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What to look out for when buying paintings at auction

If you’re looking for a painting to decorate your home or you’re a collector seeking works by a particular artist or of a certain subject, then auctions are a great place to find and buy a huge range of fantastic pictures.

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Five things to keep in mind when buying sculpture at auction

From military monuments to ancient fertility figures, carved marbles to kinetic art, the category of sculpture is almost infinitely broad and intriguing.

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Buyer's Guide to the Top Vintage Fashion Designers

Buying vintage fashions is sustainable and gives you a chance to buy a designer brand at a fraction of the price of when it was brand new.

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How to assess the value of Tudor watches

Tudor is a Swiss watch maker that is the sister brand of Rolex.

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Five things to remember when buying Breitling watches

Léon Breitling was a skilled watchmaker who began crafting timepieces and measuring tools from his workshop in St-Imier in Switzerland in the 19th century.