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The History Of Bejewelled Dental Prostheses - Antique Curiosities

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The History Of Bejewelled Dental Prostheses - Antique Curiosities

Welcome once again to another instalment of 'Blog Post Monday'!

I went on a lovely little buying trip this week and found some rather fascinating little pieces, which, all bar one, have been sold to 'Source Social' members before even hitting our website! Unbelievable! The one piece that is yet to sell, however, is the piece that I have decided to dedicate this week's blog post to.

I do love a curio, always have done, always will do, and this piece is up there as one of my strangest purchases.  The long and the short of it is, I saw a set of silver teeth sparkly in a cabinet at an antiques shop and they came home with me!  Even the sales assistants looked at me like I was odd! 

So, as always, get that kettle on, take a seat in the waiting room and let's examine my silver find and have a look at the history of bejewelled dental prostheses...

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The Suffragette Movement & The Memorabilia That Lives On

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The Suffragette Movement & The Memorabilia That Lives On

Hello and welcome once again to another "Blog Post Monday".

This week I found a lovely piece of antique memorabilia.  Memorabilia from a fight that was taken up by a group of people during the early 20th century, for the right to a basic, well, human right...!  I'm talking about the Suffragette movement.

The piece I found is a beautiful rolled gold watch with a powerful message to the face.  A stark reminder of the struggles women endured at the time and continue to endure today.  And, in light of me finding this memorable piece of memorabilia, I thought I'd dedicate this week's blog post to it and the brave women of the Suffragette movement.

So, as always, get that kettle on, pull your mums, grandmothers, sisters, girlfriends, wives, daughters, nieces, aunties, cousins and friends in close to you, tell them how bloody amazing they are, and let's remember the Suffragettes and how relevant they still are today. 

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This Week's Favourite Finds & How To Have First Dibs On Them

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This Week's Favourite Finds & How To Have First Dibs On Them

Welcome once again to another instalment of 'Blog Post Monday', or should it be 'Blog Post Bank Holiday Monday', this week?

I've had a busy week of sourcing new stock for you lovely lot and I thought, for this week's post, we could have a look at a few of my finds and I'll explain how you can go about getting exclusive first dibs on any new stock that tickles your fancy, before it gets added to our website.

So, as always, get that kettle on, get those wallets and purses out, and let me tickle your fancy with a few new additions to the Source Vintage collection.

 

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Antique TV Shows - Are They Good Or Bad For The Trade?

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Antique TV Shows - Are They Good Or Bad For The Trade?

Ahoy there, welcome once again to 'Blog Post Monday'.  I hope you're all keeping well.

Now, I don't know about you, but I do love a good antiques TV show.  From 'Bargain Hunt' to 'Antiques Road Trip', to 'Salvage Hunters' and 'The Bidding Room', I enjoy watching them all.  But having worked in the trade for a while, I have noticed a regular occurrence.  Customers use these TV shows as part of their negotiation techniques, as if they are supposed to lend weight to the discounts they receive, and it proper winds me up!

It got me thinking... Whilst I absolutely adore these TV shows, overall, do we think they have a positive or negative impact on the trade?  I need to be careful what I say here because I have interviewed a fair few legends from said shows, but it is an interesting quandary.  This is the subject of today's blog post and I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.

So, as always, get that kettle on, pause this afternoon's episode of [enter favourite antiques show here] and let's discuss the pros and cons of having so many antique TV shows...

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Antique Buying - 'Online' vs 'Shop'?

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Antique Buying - 'Online' vs 'Shop'?

Welcome to another instalment of 'Blog Post Monday'!

With so much uncertainty still hovering over us in post lockdown life, the majority of Brits have opted for a staycation this summer.  Your usual popular tourist spots are just as busy and some areas are experiencing mini tourist booms for the first time, as people try to avoid the crowds.  Rumour has it that as a result, a lot of antiques shops and centres across the UK have been rather busy and are feeling the financial benefits of this.

Roll back the clock to the beginning of the pandemic and it was the internet that was proving to be the saviour of the antiques trade.  People who had been too frightened to shop online before had suddenly found the courage to give it a go and boom, antique businesses across the world were experiencing an increase in online sales.

There are obvious 'Pros' and 'Cons' for both, and that's what I'll be discussing with you this week.  So, as always, get that kettle on, fire up that dial up and let's see what comes out on top, in the battle of 'Internet' vs 'Shop'...

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