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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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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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Antique collecting in Indonesia

Antique collecting in Indonesia

BANDUNG TREASURES

One thing that I noticed during a 15 month working stint in West Java was the apparent absence of Dutch remnants as regards infrastructure given the Dutch East Indian Company settlement deriving from the Spice trade dated back to the 1640’s and then the ongoing Dutch presence in Indonesia which lasted until the 1940’s when the Indonesian War of Independence took place.…

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Angoram – Papua New Guinea

Angorum Papua New Guinea

A BEAUTIFUL WOOD FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA.

Whilst working in Papua New Guinea back in the 1980’s the Sepik River was recommended as a good experience and I was told there was a hotel in Angoram on the shore of the River, hence I booked a 5 day holiday for my wife, myself and our two kids.…

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