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One year on and in – The Yin and Yang of Antiquing

one year on and in - the Yin and Yang of Antiquing

One year on and in – the Yin and Yang of Antiquing. Well I intended to write an annual report about my new life as an Antique Dealer – some thought and comments have been displayed in some earlier blogs so no sense in repeating verbatim but it is hard to ignore some of the generalities incumbent in this business.…

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Becoming an Antiques Dealer

I have had the good luck recently to meet and talk briefly with two guys who are Antique Restorers and was interested to hear how they came to such a profession and then mused on my own arrival if it can be called that and why and how others are here in such a business.…

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Antique Retailing in the 21st Century

Eleven months may or may not qualify me to comment with any great degree of knowledge and certainty on Antique retailing in the 21st Century but as I am sitting here behind my desk, in my shop, patiently awaiting for those who want to buy Antiques, it is a good time to reminisce.…

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Clocks – should be in the Top 20 of Inventions?

Clocks

I thought Clocks might have featured in the top 20 scientific inventions in the world but no they do not and I have no idea why not – maybe it’s because they are just so obvious and so ingrained into our lives that they have been missed out and overlooked.…

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Mozambique Clay Water Jug

It’s just a Mozambique Clay Water Jug and not valuable or of great age but like some items on the Antiques Road Show it’s the story and provenance around it that matters- my wife took it out of a box the other day and we decided not to keep it so it’s for sale.…

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Antiques the future of?

Antiques the future of?

Antiques the future of? A subject that has been commented on by many illustrious Journalists and knowledgeable persons at least as far back as the 1990’s and perhaps earlier. I am in no position of strength to add or debate the intricacies of but as a new boy on the block owning an Antique’s shop and wanting to get my own reassurance as to whether I have made a wise choice or not here are some thoughts (some of which have been clarified by a bit of reading of other people’s commentary).…

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If only Drawers could talk

If only Drawers could talk – Bit like the adage “if only walls could talk” but talking drawers are more interesting, they can be mobile, fit many uses and they have held treasures that walls have not.…

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Of me and what it is all about.

42 Seddon Street Waihi

Of me and what it is all about.

After 30 plus years in the corporate world I left, I resigned, I was tired of it and I guess it was tired of me, so I purchased a Fern Nursery.…

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New, Old and Antique – the value of?

New, Old and Antique- the value of

WHAT IS THE MOST COVETED?

Here are three items – Relatively new (glass flowers in a stylish cream vase), Middle aged (scales, ceramic measure indicator and black iron structure) and Antique (Dutch East Indies Company (VOC) brass holder.…

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