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Talking Antique Jewellery With Claudia Of 'Wren & Rust'

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Talking Antique Jewellery With Claudia Of 'Wren & Rust'

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

I've been chatting to antique dealer and good friend of mine, Claudia, from Wren & Rust, this week.  I popped over to hers for a cuppa and she tested a few pieces of jewellery for me.  Whilst there, I got thinking.  I know a bit about antique jewellery but there is a hell of a lot that I don't know and I'm keen to learn, and I'm sure there are many of you out there in a similar position as me. 

Claudia, however, is a fountain of knowledge because she lives and breathes antique jewellery and has her own business specialising in just that.  With this in mind, I persuaded Claudia to do a little interview with me to not only help me learn a bit more, but to also help those budding antique jewellery collectors and dealers out there who might be seeking a few tips or words of advice, themselves.

So, as always, get that kettle on, make yourselves comfortable and let me hand you over to antique jewellery specialist, Claudia, of 'Wren & Rust'.

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The Effects Of Brexit On The Antiques Trade - How Has It Impacted You?

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The Effects Of Brexit On The Antiques Trade - How Has It Impacted You?

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

This week, I'm going to talk about a subject that I've wanted to talk about for a long time, but have felt too nervous to because of the divisive nature of the subject.  Yes, that's right, I'm talking about 'Brexit'.

I should stress that this post is NOT about whether it was right or wrong for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.  Quite simply, this post is about the effect that Brexit has had on your antiques business, whether that's positive or negative.  I will be sharing my own personal experiences with you and I hope to encourage you all to share yours too.

So, as always, get that kettle on and buckle yourselves in because this could be quite the ride!

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Howard's Way - Talking Antique Silver With Howard Emmerson Of Class Antiques

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Howard's Way - Talking Antique Silver With Howard Emmerson Of Class Antiques

A very happy 'Blog Post Monday' to you all.

A few months ago I met a very interesting chap, a very knowledgable fellow who has become a trusted antique chum of mine.  Whenever I have an antique related question, whether it be about the trade or an item I've found, I rarely ask anyone else.  A chance meeting on Instagram has blossomed into a beautiful friendship.  Everybody should have someone like this in their lives, so I've decided to share him with you!

So, as always, get that kettle on, grab a hold of your silvery bits and let me introduce you to, the man himself, Mr Howard Emmerson of Class Antiques...! 

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York Antique Home & Vintage Fair (York Racecourse) - What A Day!

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York Antique Home & Vintage Fair (York Racecourse) - What A Day!

It's Monday and it's blog post time! 

What a Sunday I had!  I spent the day at the fantastic antiques fair at York Racecourse, a fair that never fails to deliver!  Always well organised event and I have to say, in my own personal opinion, this one was the best yet!  I had to quite literally drag myself away before I sold a kidney to buy more mind blowing antiques!  

So, let this week's instalment serve as a tempting little insight into this fabulous triannual event, York Antique Home & Vintage Fair, everybody...!

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Antiques & Collectibles - How Much Stuff, Is Too Much Stuff?

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Antiques & Collectibles - How Much Stuff, Is Too Much Stuff?

Welcome once again to 'Blog Post Monday'!  I hope you're all keeping well.

I read recently about a guy called Nelson Molina.  Molina is a retired refuse collector in New York.  He collected trash for over 30 years and during his rounds, he would keep an eye out for treasures within the trash and let's just say, he collected quite an amount!  In total, Molina has collected around 40,000 pieces and he's now turned his collection into a museum.

This got me thinking... How much stuff, is too much stuff?  I'm always fascinated to see the kind of things people collect.  I've seen people collecting all sorts during my 37 years of living.  The outright weird, the rather wonderful and the damn right dangerous!  In this week's blog post we're going to be talking about collecting.  I'll share a few of my stories and I want to hear yours too!

So, as always, get that kettle on, take a seat, if you can find one underneath all those collectibles, and let's find out, how much, is too much...?

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