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Antique scientific instruments

Unless you are a physicist, geographer, astronomer or something similar, an old scientific instrument may mean nothing to you. That is, until you see an archaic contraption covered with green patina that your best friend has proudly displayed in the …

Royal Doulton porcelain

The secret of porcelain was closely guarded by the Chinese for generations. The method of its manufacture was highly coveted by Europe and when the Europeans finally learned the arcana of porcelain in the 18th century, a thriving industry immediately came …

Dreaming of Africana

Some may miss the hunt and driving hundreds of kilometres to visit crafts markets and small stores. However, most of us will welcome the opportunity to find antique, vintage, traditional or derived South African and African artefacts on …

Clocks to collect and enjoy

Why would anyone want to collect clocks, you might wonder. So did I, until I got immersed into the clocks section of the bidorbuy Antiques and Collectables category. The experience was so delightful that I have to share it with you.   Simply …