Vintage writing instruments

fountain pen

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

The edge of a coin

R5 coin

Have you ever noticed that many coins have engravings around their edge, usually in the shape of miniature vertical lines? These edges are usually referred to as reeded or milled in the United Kingdom, and ridged or grooved in the United States of America. Early coins had smooth edges. As they were made of precious […]

Movie stars on stamps

If you are bitten by the thematic stamp collecting bug, sooner or later you will stumble on a stamp depicting a movie icon… and you will want to start collecting those. There is no denying it. Famous actors and actresses make an attractive subject for collectors of thematic stamps. Many countries have recognized this and […]

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 […]

Definitive and commemorative stamps

stamps

Know your stamps: definitive vs. commemorative.

Picture postcards

picture postcards

Deltiology, the study and collecting of picture postcards, is thought to be third largest collecting hobby in the world.

The R5 Griqua Town coin

2015 Griqua Town coin

Griqua Town coin is the fourth in the series of commemorative circulation bi-metallic R5 coins issued by the South African Reserve Bank.