Old and new collectables
FOR those with a penchant for antiques or a fascination with particular items, collecting can be a fun and exciting activity.
Available to everyone from the budget conscious to the wealthy, collectors can amass assortments of virtually any items and the ideal place to start looking is the Antiques and Collectables section of Weekend Shopper.
This section features everything from furniture, china, art and heirlooms to dolls, tea sets, wagon wheels and thimbles. The possibility of high prices also need not hinder people keen to stick to a budget.
For those looking to renovate or redecorate there are chaise lounges, dining chairs, wardrobes and dressing tables. Antiques rarely look out of place in any home and tend to add character and style. Even in modern homes, antiques can add something special.
Buyers should always ensure items are well made and well designed to ensure the piece of furniture will last. The nature of antique buyer involves a lot of trust so buyers are encouraged to be cautious.
Traditionally, furniture was considered an antique if it was 100 years old or more. However, these days things are a little more muddy and antique furniture can include anything from the 1970s and earlier.
Other collectable items include anything from Smurf figurines, pencils, stickers, Royal Doulton china and even old computers.
Collecting tends to be about the thrill of the chase and the drive to find more items, and there is nothing people won’t collect.
Weekend Shopper gives buyers the opportunity to find a range of rare and interesting items to add to new or existing collections.
It is worth noting that items should be collected because buyers genuinely like them not simply because they are cheap. Again it is important to buy quality items which are in good condition.