How to start collecting?

If you’re currently in the market for a new hobby, why not consider collecting? Collecting is a great way to show off your passion for something and can be an inexpensive hobby, depending on what you choose to collect. Regardless of your age or level of expertise, if you’re interested in collecting, you should give it a go. Decide what you want to collect. The most important step in starting a collection is selecting what you want to collect. To do this, consider your interests. Do you like history? Maybe you would like collecting old stamps or coins. Do you enjoy reading? Perhaps you would prefer to collect books. Are you a big traveler? Maybe maps are more your speed. Whatever you pick, make sure it’s something you’re passionate about. Other ideas of things you can collect include autographs, watches, wines, art, hats, figurines, cups, shot glasses, key-chains and postcards. If you like spending time outside, try making your collection nature-based. Consider ...

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    • If you’re currently in the market for a new hobby, why not consider collecting? Collecting is a great way to show off your passion for something and can be an inexpensive hobby, depending on what you choose to collect. Regardless of your age or ...

      How to start collecting?

      16/12/2017
    • Mantel clocks (also known as mantle or shelf clocks) were inexpensive to make and affordable to own, which explains why they were one of the most popular clocks in the 18th and 19th centuries. Part decoration, part practical timepiece, mantel ...

      Antique Mantel Clocks

      16/12/2017
    • British military men first used leather wristlets to wear small pocket watches on their wrists from circa 1885, and they were the first large group or section of the population to routinely wear purpose made wristwatches with wire lugs, a ...

      Great War Trench Watches

      16/12/2017
    • Carriage clocks are always sought after especially those carriage clocks by the well-known Paris makers of the Victorian period such as Henri Jacot, Alfred Drocourt, Margaine, Le Roy, amongst other top carriage clock makers. Not only are ...

      Carriage Clocks

      12/12/2017
    • Collecting Guide: Clocks Specialist Celia Harvey offers five points to consider when buying a clock, from age and condition to the reputation of the manufacturer 1. Pick a style that suits your interior There are so many different types ...

      Collecting Clocks

      12/12/2017
    • Article By: Sophie Hannam of Homes & Antiques Magazine Here's how to build your own streamlined collection of classic art deco pieces Art deco design still stands as one of the most collectable looks of the 20th century. Spanning the ...

      How To Collect Art Deco

      10/12/2017
    • This biscuit tin was made to simulate eight books with a simulated leather bindings and marbled end papers, bound by an imitation leather strap. The British biscuit tin came about when the Licensed Grocer's Act of 1861 allowed groceries to be ...

      Huntley & Palmers Biscuit Tin “LITERATURE” – 1901

      29/05/2014

Great War Trench Watches

British military men first used leather wristlets to wear small pocket watches on their wrists from circa 1885, and they were the first large group or section of the population to routinely wear purpose made wristwatches with wire lugs, a design claimed by Dimier Brothers in 1903 which is discussed at Déposé No. 9846. The Great War was the first time in British Army history that battles were conducted by generals in remote field headquarters from where they could not see the front ...

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