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There_Are_Many_Views_About_Collecting_Antiques

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									There Are Many Views About Collecting Antiques

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Summary:
1. People collect antiques because of the sentimental value. I have a
ceramic parrot from my grandparents, a cupboard from another set of
grandparents and a very old doll given to me by my great aunt. My husband
has an antique cabinet record player and various old books and music from
his family. The most wonderful thing about these antiques is not their
value but who they belonged to and the stories that go with them. I can
remember playing house with the cupboard when I vis...


Keywords:
antiques antique collectibles vintage art auctions china jewelry
memorabilia


Article Body:
1. People collect antiques because of the sentimental value. I have a
ceramic parrot from my grandparents, a cupboard from another set of
grandparents and a very old doll given to me by my great aunt. My husband
has an antique cabinet record player and various old books and music from
his family. The most wonderful thing about these antiques is not their
value but who they belonged to and the stories that go with them. I can
remember playing house with the cupboard when I visited my grandparents
each summer. My husband remembers listening to his grandmother play the
piano using the sheet music he now has.

2. My in-laws had an antique business and set up for sales and auctions.
For many years their basement was filled with a treasure trove of
fascinating items. They knew the price of so many items and could often
tell you the worth of something without even having to look it up in one
of the antique guides. They were also interested in fixing pieces that
had been damaged, not so much for a better price but as a way to restore
something from the past.

3. Our son loves antique games and collects them. He also enjoys antique
books. His favorite things are the tiddly winks games he has collected
from all over the world. The price isn’t as important as finding one that
he doesn’t have or is very unique.

4. Some antique lovers like the chase. They enjoy combing stores and
antique shops all over the U.S. for a specific or unusual item.

5. There are others who antique as a hobby and seldom buy. They just
enjoy looking and seeing what different areas of the country have to
offer. It is fun to spend a weekend looking at antique stores when on
vacation or traveling.
6. Sometimes people look for antiques when furnishing their home.
Antiques work well with many different time periods and often people know
exactly what they want to finish a certain room or look. Antiques can add
a special touch to a room that newer furnishings will not.

6. Then, of course, there are those who deal in the buying and selling of
antiques. These are the hard core people who know the price range of the
antiques and won’t buy too high or sell too low. They are usually more
interested in prices than in the piece itself.

Antiques serve many purposes and provide enjoyment for people of all
ages.

								
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