“A wine label is worth 100 years of experience.” Have you ever heard that saying before? This saying refers to the amount of information that can be gleaned from a […]
It’s Spring! Well, sort of. In any case it’s time to start thinking of this year’s projects, whether that means doing some work around your heritage home or beginning the […]
A sewing table or work table is a table that was used for sewing. It originated in 1770 in England and was eventually adopted in Canada and the USA. Based on the philosophy […]
I’m always amazed at the kinds of antiques that I get to see here in our city when I do appraisals. After all, we’re a land-locked city in central Alberta, […]
Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to downsize? Even donating your goods requires some forethought.
One of the biggest benefits of getting an antique appraisal is finally being able to know what it is that you have – and what it might be worth. It’s possible, however, for you to do some basic research yourself.
What a question. I can hear you saying “When you need to get rid of them” and that would be true if you are under time constraints. People who are […]
Identifying what the marks mean on the bottom of a teacup can be sometimes challenging but other times, ridiculously easy. This Instant Antique Expert Tip answers the question “What does […]
Here’s my second “Uncommon Antique” – a small cupboard this time, designed in the Aesthetic stye.
Glass is one of the most difficult objects to date and there many reasons for this. 1. It doesn’t change with age if the glass is free from impurities. Some early […]