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The History of Tea Sets
Posted October 4th, 2017 by AC Silver and filed under Just For Fun
Throughout the centuries the customs and traditions surrounding the consumption of tea have varied. With this variation we can see the development of what we now know as the tea set. From the very origins of tea, which we can trace back to the Ancient Han Dynasty (206-220BC), the practice of drinking tea has come a long way.
The Most Investible Handbags In The World
Posted June 6th, 2017 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun
Have you ever wondered which handbags are the smartest investment? There are thousands to choose from, from hundreds of different designers, so the designer handbag market can be a bit of a minefield.
To make it a bit easier we have partnered with handbag expert and collector, Annieth Woollery, to compile a list of the most investible handbags available to buy, along with what price they currently command in the market, and a few tips to follow when you decide to purchase a designer bag.
The Most Expensive Vinyl Records In The World
Posted November 17th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, Tomorrow's Antiques
Have you ever wondered what the most expensive vinyl records in the world are? In case you are curious, we’ve compiled a list of the twenty most valuable records and how much they are worth. We partnered with an expert to bring you this list as well as a set of guidelines for prospective vinyl investors.
Iconic Furniture Valuations
Posted October 3rd, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun
Have you ever wondered how much the Iron Throne is worth? Well we have the answer!
Here at LoveAntiques.com we have liaised with a furniture expert to compile a list of valuations for famous pieces of furniture. Such pieces include Game of Thrones’ Iron Throne, Men In Black’s ‘Egg’ chair and Joey and Chandler’s Barca loungers from Friends.
The Most Valuable Video Games In The World
Posted July 6th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, Tomorrow's Antiques
To coincide with our ‘Tomorrow’s Antiques’ campaign and following on from our recent valuations of the most valuable VHS’ on the market, we have compiled a catalogue of the most valuable antech video games in the world. Along with the lists, our expert has set out guidelines on what to look out for if you are interested in investing in video game media.
The most valuable VHS’ in the world
Posted March 21st, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, Tomorrow's Antiques
LoveAntiques.com has commissioned a VHS expert to compile a list of the most expensive VHS’ in the world. Along with the list, our expert has offered some helpful tips to prospectus VHS investors, on what to look out for when buying a VHS as a collectible or investment.
Valentine's Treasure Hunt Winners!
Posted March 17th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, Special Occasions
Last month, for Valentine’s Day, LoveAntiques.com created an amazingly fun treasure hunt. The treasure was hidden at a location in London, and LoveAntiques.com’s faithful customers were challenged to complete clues and race to win the £1,000 antique engagement ring. Today, we announce the winners...
Engagement Ring Treasure Hunt
Posted February 2nd, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, Special Occasions
Trasure Hunt - Race around London’s romantic statues to win an
antique engagement ring worth £1000.
The Valentine’s Day themed treasure hunt will take place around ten of London’s most romantic statues on Saturday the 6th of February.
Proposing this Valentine's Day?
Posted January 28th, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, Special Occasions
Valentine’s Day is considered the most romantic day of the year and it’s just around the corner. Find the best kept secrets behind choosing the dream ring and start planning for the perfect day that neither of you will forget. Here's a guide to the perfect proposal...
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian reimagined as historic famous faces
Posted December 7th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun
Heading towards Christmas and for a bit of fun, we at LoveAntiques.com have had classically-trained artists recreate iconic portraits from history but with a modern day twist. We wanted to take the most recognisable faces from the past and give them a 21st century update using their modern day equals, fusing the past and the present in beautifully created masterpieces.
Posted June 30th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun
We trawled 40 of London’s finest cocktail bars to report on the very latest news and views from the world of the mixologist. Yes, it’s been tough work, but someone has to do it.
The Classic Cocktail in London Bars in 2015
Posted June 15th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun
It is often said that fashion comes full circle with the delights and trends of past decades returning for another bout in the spotlight. This applies to cultural habits as much as it does to clothing – and the resurgence of classic cocktails is the perfect example. Read our Classic Cocktails whitepaper now or…
God save our Royal bling, long live our Royal bling
Posted May 28th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun
A rummage through the jewellery boxes of Britain’s Royal Family… ^This figure is more than Tesco and Marks & Spencer combined… It’s believed that the jewels alone are worth around £5 billion. The Cullinan Diamond, which was presented to Edward VII in 1907, is the largest ever mined. The King entrusted the splitting of the 10cm-long…
Classic cocktails’ classiest quaffers
Posted May 20th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun
If you’re an avid cocktail lover then you will understand the importance of a good old classic. Take a look at our classic cocktail map to find out where the finest classic cocktail bars are located throughout the UK, we are talking quirky bars with a vintage style venue. After all, we order a…
Have a treasure hunt at home
Posted April 29th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun
Develop your eye for valuable collectibles and your house will become a hunting ground for antiques Once upon a time (2005, to be precise), Canadian blogger Kyle MacDonald hit the big time by bartering his way, item by item, from a single red paperclip to a two-storey farmhouse. The moral of the story…
Decent and indecent proposals
Posted March 20th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun
You want your marriage proposal to be one of the most romantic, memorable moments of your life. So seek inspiration from those who’ve been there before – and learn how NOT to do it too… Most importantly, before you set the scene for your proposal, make sure you have a suitable engagement ring chosen…
An all-men-need-to-know guide to engagement rings
Posted March 19th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, LoveAntiques University
So you’ve decided who you want to spend the rest of your life with? Congratulations – that’s the easy bit. Now, you have to buy a ring. Bear in mind that she’s probably been dreaming about her perfect ring since the age of six. She’ll have doodled sketches, ripped out pages from glossy magazines,…
Great Art, A Great Investment
Posted March 19th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun
Art at all levels can be a fabulous investment. Whether you are buying a Georges Braque that we are currently working on or an attractive oil painting for a couple of hundred pounds whilst browsing through the pages online of LoveAntiques. Always the best thing about art is you have bought it to enjoy and…
How do we know what we know?
Posted February 26th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, LoveAntiques University
I thought it would make sense to actually tell you how we fill our day to give you an insight into our work with rather small snap shots of individual cases, soon we will be able to update you with the Henry VII painting we are working on, it’s taking time and we may have…
The technical age, making buying art and antiques safer?
Posted February 2nd, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, LoveAntiques University
When I started in the art world coming on 30 years ago it was a nefarious business, more lovejoy than antiques roadshow that’s for sure. Now we have a world full of technology that has changed the business forever in the form of the Internet and technical testing, so have these two massive advances helped our industry to…
Tips for buying high quality antiques and art by Curtis Dowling
Posted January 13th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, LoveAntiques University
Everyone’s main worry when buying art and high quality antique is the big question, is it real?… And what have you missed in the past year that could be worth a fortune? Many of our clients have including the biggest and most prestigious private buyers in the world, we have found all our customers a…
What lies beneath? The mystery of the Henry VII painting...
Posted December 26th, 2014 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, LoveAntiques University
The mystery of the Henry VII painting that has been a possible sleeper for centuries. When a painting comes up that is possibly an overlooked lost master that always gets me excited. This portrait could just be one of those. Is it a work by HANS HOLBEIN THE ELDER? Is it part of the Whitehall Palace…
Curtis Dowling's top tips for spotting a genuine antique
Posted December 16th, 2014 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, LoveAntiques University
Hello all. I’m Curtis Dowling, best known for all the British daytime antiques shows I used to do like Cash in the attic, put your money where your mouth is and Beat the Bank but more recently my TV has taken me to the USA to film my own TV show in Los Angeles, Treasure…
LoveAntiques' MD Runs The Chicago Marathon
Posted October 17th, 2014 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun, Special Occasions
Here at LoveAntiques.com we’re very keen to encourage a healthy lifestyle in the work place – we’ve got a fruit bowl in the office with all the fruit you could desire and we encourage staff to cycle to work to keep fit. But on the 15th October 2014 our MD Will Thomas took our…
BBC Two's Collectaholics Returns
Posted October 6th, 2014 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun
We’re very excited to hear the news that one of our favourite shows on TV, BBC 2′s Collectaholics will return for a second series soon. The show, presented by antique expert Mark Hill and Mel Giedroyc, will be sure to provide another fascinating insight into the lives of serious collectors from all over Great…
The National Antiques Fantasy Football League 2014/15
Posted August 11th, 2014 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun
LoveAntiques.com has launched the first ever National Antiques Fantasy Football League in preparation for the new Premier League football season. There are 2 prizes on offer, one for the trade and one for the consumer. Both the prizes are superb, and relate to the antiques theme to keep the focus where it matters – antiques….
An A-Z of Forgotten Cocktails
Posted May 23rd, 2014 by LoveAntiques and filed under Just For Fun
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