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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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Being A Self Employed Antiques Dealer - My 2021 Review

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Being A Self Employed Antiques Dealer - My 2021 Review

Well, hello there, a very merry Christmas to you all! Welcome to the final 'Blog Post Monday' of 2021.

I thought I'd finish off this year by having a bit of a recap of what I've achieved over the course of this year.  Another year on as a self employed antiques dealer.  I'll be sharing some of my highs, as well as some of my lows, in what I hope you'll find to be an honest and personal account of my life as a self employed person or more specifically, an antiques dealer.

I'm truly thankful to every single person who has bought from me, read my blog, watched my YouTube channel, shared something of mine or even offered some words of encouragement or advice. Without your support Source Vintage just wouldn't exist and I wouldn't be living out my dream of being an antiques dealer.

So, as always, get that kettle on and sit back as I invite you into my world of antiques and self employment...

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The Right Facing Lion Passant Conundrum - York Silver Or Pseudo Silver?

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The Right Facing Lion Passant Conundrum - York Silver Or Pseudo Silver?

Welcome to another instalment of 'Blog Post Monday'.

This week I found a rather fascinating item with an even more fascinating hallmark.  It confused me and it confused people I showed, and on researching it further, it's confused me even more!  As such, I thought I'd share the confusion because, a problem shared, is, of course, a problem halved...

So, as always, get that kettle on, get your silvery bits out and let's solve the mystery of this mysterious hallmark once and for all!

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A 19th Century Child's Toy Sabre - What's The Story Here Then?

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A 19th Century Child's Toy Sabre - What's The Story Here Then?

It's 'Blog Post Monday' time again!  Welcome, welcome one and all!

A while ago now I stumbled across a rather fascinating find which, for some reason, I've failed to mention before now.  You'll know by now that I'm a big fan of miniature scale pieces, novelty pieces and curios.  So when I found this piece, it ticked all the boxes.  This is, or at least it looks very similar to, a 19th century French model 1822 light cavalry trooper's sabre in child size.  An antique child size replica of the original!  Now, what's the story behind this piece you ask...?  Well, the truth is, we'll never know for sure, but I have some theories...

So, as always, get that kettle on, get your swords out and let's compare size and stories as we travel back to the 19th century.

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Antique Maritime Folk Art & A Fascinating Find That Gave Me Goosebumps!

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Antique Maritime Folk Art & A Fascinating Find That Gave Me Goosebumps!

Ahoy there shipmates!  Welcome to this week's instalment of 'Blog Post Monday'.

This week's post is going to be all about another rather interesting piece that I've found recently.  I have a bit of fascination with anything antique and maritime, I'm not entirely sure why, but, there you go...  So, when I found a piece of antique maritime carved folk art dating from the early 19th century, it made me tingle in places that I really didn't know could tingle!  Many people buy with their guts, I buy with my tingles...

So, as always, get that kettle on, hoist that anchor and let's set sail on our voyage into the fascinating world of nineteenth century sailor art...

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