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If you love it, buy it

When you’re trying to work out if an antique or collectible has value, there are certain things to look for. With a major purchase, it may be worth seeking expert advice before you commit, but there are also certain general guidelines to follow. 

African traditional beadwork

African beadwork

Vintage and contemporary African beadwork is sought after-worldwide

The beauty of the globe

world globes

World globes, also known as terrestrial gloves, are attractive even to non-collectors, because they add style to any room.

Rare and expensive

antique wine jug

Are you on a quest for the rare and the expensive? Turn to bidorbuy!

Bottle openers and corkscrews for collectors

Collecting bottle openers and corkscrews has a lot going for it. It is an engrossing hobby; the exhibits can fit into a shoebox; and it can be enjoyed on a shoe-string budget.   The truth is that most people start collecting openers because they are as a rule so cheap.   Of course, as you […]

Reinvent your antique picture frames

fram with shells

Whether you are a fan of DIY or not, antique picture frames and photo frames are a brilliant and affordable way to decorate your home. There are not only a million different ways to arrange them, a million different things you can put into them and a million different ways to redecorate the frame itself! […]

Our picks of rare finds on bidorbuy this November!

Fine antique Murdoch Piano

There is no shortage of interesting collectable objects and antiques on bidorbuy this November!   First of all, if you are looking to tie the knot, then consider this 2.24 ct internally flawless, G colour diamond. Certified fully by the world’s pre-eminent diamond body the GIA (Gemological Institute of America), this stone is perfect for […]

Rare finds for October

Porcelain Collectors of English porcelain will rejoice at this beautiful and rare 1940 Royal Albert Rosedrop Bone China set of six tea cups and saucers.     If your fancy is tickled by the classic porcelain ware of the East, then consider this antique Samurai tea cup and saucer made in 1891.   Furniture   Most modern […]

How to find good antique furniture

Shopping around for furniture is not an easy thing to do; fun maybe, but not easy. Now imagine how difficult it is to shop for antique furniture.   Remember, for something to qualify as an antique is has to be atleast a century old. Finding a good piece with a 100 years plus on it, […]

Antique or vintage?

The terms antique and vintage are often used out of their original context. Understanding the difference between the two is important whether you are selling or buying.   Formally, the term antique refers to an item that is at least a century old. Although furniture and jewellery pieces are not considered antiques until they are 100 […]