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A Piece Of Motorsport Memorabilia, A Yorkshire Connection & A Link To Eva Askquith?

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A Piece Of Motorsport Memorabilia, A Yorkshire Connection & A Link To Eva Askquith?

Welcome to another instalment of 'Blog Post Monday', a bank holiday special here in the UK.

I've been hard at it again this week travelling around searching for interesting pieces for you lovely lot.  One of my finds was a rather fascinating piece with a local Yorkshire connection and we all know how much I love a piece of local social history!  It's a motorcycle helmet which dates from around the 1920's / 30's with an intriguing hand painted map of Yorkshire on the front.  I've been doing some research into it and it just so happens that I may have found some rather tenuous links to a bit of a superstar of motorsport, so I've decided to dedicate this week's blog post to it.

So, as always, get that kettle on, start those engines and hold on tight as we go racing around Yorkshire...

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My Top 5 Tips For Selling Antiques Online (Beginners Guide)

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My Top 5 Tips For Selling Antiques Online (Beginners Guide)

Hello and welcome to another 'Blog Post Monday'!  I hope you're all having a splendid Easter.

Now, recently I've spoken to a lot of what I like to call, "old school dealers", who, since the Covid pandemic, have realised the importance of having an online outlet for their antiques, however, they have no idea of how to get started.  With this in mind, I thought I'd offer some basic tips for getting started with selling your antiques online.

So, as always, get that kettle on, fire up those computers and let's take a look at my 'Top 5' tips for getting started with selling your antiques online...

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The Art Of Protest & The Role Of The Pin Badge

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The Art Of Protest & The Role Of The Pin Badge

Welcome to yet another instalment of 'Blog Post Monday'!  How on earth is it Monday again...!?

Anyway, this week I stumbled across a haul of vintage pin badges that I found a while back.  Now, these aren't just your average pin badge.  These pin badges were used as a way to support a cause or a fight, a show of solidarity.  With everything that's going on in the world at present, these little badges struck a chord with me when I found them this week.

We can sometimes feel helpless or powerless, particularly as people who are not in a position to realistically be able to make a direct impact... at least not on our own...  However, as the great late Joe Strummer once said, "without people you're nothing".  If we, the people, stand up collectively, we can demand change and in many cases throughout history, succeed in making that change.  Ultimately, if we stand together, we can defeat whatever life throws at us, because together we are stronger.  This is where something as little as a pin badge can make such a huge statement and this is what this week's blog post is all about.

So, as always, get that kettle on and let's stand together as we look into the art of protest and the role that these little pinned symbols have played throughout history...

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When Shipping Goes Wrong In The Antiques Trade - Royal Mail & Other Claims

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When Shipping Goes Wrong In The Antiques Trade - Royal Mail & Other Claims

Welcome to another instalment of 'Blog Post Monday'.

Over the course of the past six months I've been having some mixed fortunes with the parcels I'm sending through Royal Mail.  Some have been destroyed, some have been delayed significantly and some have simply gone missing altogether, but the issues don't end there!  Quite frankly, I think there's something smelly at the core of some of these postal services, something designed to stitch up small businesses, particularly in the antiques trade, and conversely, designed to protect big business at all costs.

This week, I thought I'd share a few of the issues I've experienced and reach out to you lovely lot for some advice on how you go about your shipping and find out if, like me, you've experienced similar issues, not just with Royal Mail, but with other postal services too.

So, as always, get that kettle on and get your stamps out as we talk all things shipping and discuss what happens when it all goes horribly wrong...

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Antiques & Collectibles - The Trends For 2022

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Antiques & Collectibles - The Trends For 2022

It's Monday once again which can mean only one thing... It's 'Blog Post Monday' time!

Last year I wrote a blog post looking at some potential trends within the antiques and collectibles market for that year.  It proved to be one of my top performing posts, so, with it being a new year, I thought I'd have a look at some potential trends for 2022.  After many hours of research, I think I've managed to come up with a few areas where I see growth continuing or potential for new upcoming trends. 

Of course, I'm not a professional trend forecaster, these are simply my own thoughts compiled from my own research, so please take from it what you will, but more importantly, please tell me in the comments below if you have your own predictions for the year ahead!

So, as always, get that kettle on and settle in for my top antique and collectible trends for 2022...

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