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Collecting glass paperweights

glass paperweights

The key to developing a good collection is knowledge, patience, and – above all – the delight it brings you.

Does that glass have blemishes?

vintage glass bowl

Learn how to recognise manufacturing flaws and wear-and-tear damage in antique, vintage and collectable glass objects.

Vintage wooden kitchen tools

rolling pins

Add a touch of character to your kitchen with vintage wooden rolling pins, meat mallets or potato mashers.

Tips for collecting die cast cars

die cast cars collection

You should be aware that a die cast collector never completes his or her collection. Keep on browsing bidorbuy for new pieces!

Collecting sneakers

sports shoes

The history of sneakers goes back almost two centuries, but they became an object of interest to collectors only about four decades ago.

Vintage writing instruments

fountain pen

Beautiful writing instruments inspire us to make our writing worthy of them.

Antique scientific instruments

vintage globe

If you appreciate the beauty of an old globe or a microscope, visit the bidorbuy antique scientific instruments section.

Chandeliers, beautiful and opulent

The chandelier section on bidorbuy has a great selection to suit a variety of interior designs and give every room special character.

Antique teaware: Japan

The Japanese inherited tea from the empire of China: A country where the art of tea was already ages old – a gentle pleasure that ran back to antiquity. It is perhaps fitting that tea arrived in Japan in 805, the same century that saw the writing of the Cha Ching (The Classic of Tea) […]

Antique teaware: China

Qingbai porcelain tea bowl

“A cup of tea is a cup of peace.” Soshitsu Sen XV Tea is for some a repast and for others a religion. It entered history as a medicinal brew during the Han dynasty of China (206 BC–220 AD), although folk tales mention tea being drunk during the long years of the ancient Shang dynasty […]