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I Love Antiques

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    This Item Has Lived Before And Is Now Alive In My Hands

    There is a certain magic about holding an antique in your hands.  Someone no longer of this world had owned it, loved it used it.  As I touch it, feel its shape in my hands, I imagine the life it lead before it came to be here.  Perhaps it is a kitchen tool that...
    Skiilah Skiilah 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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    I Love History Too

    No better way to hold a piece of History:)   How it's made...What it's made of...Who made it...Who used it. And even better when it's family history:)    Like finding an old boardgame that you and Grandma played everyday in the summertime, while she...
    feelingroovy feelingroovy 51-55, M 5 Responses Jun 22, 2008

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    Love The Thrill Of The Hunt

    I've been going to flea markets for decades (ok about 3 decades) and always love to find hidden treasures. My favourites right now are cast iron cookware. Sure you can find them on Ebay but the shipping costs are atrocious because the stuff's heavy and new cast iron found in big...
    StevieTV StevieTV 46-50, T 1 Response Jan 23, 2011

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    Calling All Antiques Collectors : How Much Could This Book Be Worth?( Pictures Included)

    I really need to sell this book already and i dont have the money to pay one of those people to evaluate my book price , do you think you can help me ?I bought this from a guy in Switzerland  . It was written in the 1600's by a catholic priest named :  Antoine de...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 28, 2009

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    i look for antique furniture : french old style

    louis XIII, Louis XIV, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Louis philippe, italian, regence, directoire style, egyptian, english, european, napoleon, empire, unknown styles, victorian, rococo, russian, french country, comedie française, bierdermeyer, Henri II, restauration, transition...
    steack2 steack2 41-45, M Apr 21

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    I Love Antiques

    So happy I saw this group! I love antiques. I love 'antiqueing' (going to antique sales and stores). I love finding treasures amongst the trash. I love the age and how each has been kept. I love that each piece is usually completely unique and rare. That each has it's own story...
    Mediocre Mediocre 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 7, 2010

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    Finding Coo Stuff

    I found a dime buried in the dirt when I was putting in sidewalk blocks. It was exactly 100 years old. I thought that was pretty neat.
    DenniRobbie DenniRobbie 41-45, F Jul 23, 2008

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    Jade Animal Signs

    2013, In China is the snake year, during the chinese new year, people like to buy some Jade Animal Signs, they think it would protect them to get a happy year
    cookiekong cookiekong 31-35, F Jan 17, 2013

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    For Kanjoya Mood Tracking Device - Very Sad

    This year I went back to Australia to pack and give up our Perth home. (It was not fair for us to ask neighbours and friends to look after our house while we live in the Caspian). We decided to ask my sister in New Zealand to look after some of my valuable furniture for us and...
    Duchessforthright Duchessforthright 46-50 2 Responses Jun 28, 2013

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    Antiques Vs Boutique

    I didn't start really getting into antiques, till I met my boyfriend, (That's an inside joke cause he's old) Lol. But, no in all seriousness I didn't really start getting into them in-till I met him, not because I didn't have an interest in them before, but I just didn't know...
    Rougejigga Rougejigga 22-25, F Jun 16, 2010

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    Hankie Pankie

    Among the many things I seem to collect are antique hankies.  I collect various types, but the ones I am most drawn to are the lovely hankies that women have added their own adornment to.  It seems such a shame to let those go unspoken for.  I always carry one in...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 5 Responses Sep 26, 2008

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    Everything Old Has a History

    Sitting in an antique chair I can close my eyes and feel who came before me. There's such a sense of history. Wearing antique jewelry does the same. My mother gave me an antique jade necklace, once a present from my Dad. They're both gone now and I wear it often. I've always...
    warmsmyheart warmsmyheart 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    A Place For Antique Collectors And Seller Around The World!

    Have you guys checked this out yet? www.smallattic.com finally. a place for us. I am so excited.
    antiqueantiques antiqueantiques 31-35, F Jun 26, 2012

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    -- The Chinese national treasure --The Green

    Jade Cabbage is exhibiting in Japan on 6/23, It was the first time the Cabbage left Taiwan since it was collected in Taiwan 65 years ago, the Cabbage belongs to one of the concubines of Qing Dynasty, the Cabbage is precious and the stories and history about this Cabbage are much...
    cookiekong cookiekong 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    My Latest Aquisition

    I have been on the lookout for a steamer trunk that I could use as a coffee table. I put the word out on various buy and sell sites, and have chased around looking for just the right item. About a week ago, I had a message from one of the site users, that I someone had one listed...
    reveur reveur 46-50, F Nov 25, 2012

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    They Are So Awesome

                                      Its true I do love them. I dont have alot of them sitting around but, thats...
    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    My Sleigh Bed

    I bought myself a sleigh bed over a year ago on ebay. I had been looking for a special kind of a bed, Mahogany at that too. So when this 300+ year old bed came up, I asked relevant questions and more pictures. Did my research and lo and behold, the bidding was kind poor. I...
    HardingP119 HardingP119 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    Mother

    If I would be immensely wealthy and unable to give it away and feel obliged to use this wealth for my pleasure, I probably would not collect contemporary art too much. I would buy American Pop Art, Warhol in particular, and from there down into history.  My collection would...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Jun 9, 2010

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    I Have Antiques

    Hello my name is John and I have antiques. It started out with an ink well. Now I just have a horde of them.
    jfeltes jfeltes 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 6, 2012

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    Antiques Are the Coolest

    I love Antiques- it probably appeals to the artist in me, being as i spendn so much time  around  ar history.   192-1950/60  is my favorate. i like art deco, and 50/60's style furnishings, antiques and decorations.
    cherryalakei cherryalakei 22-25, F Aug 18, 2008

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    Quality of Work

    In Antiques you see work that people don't do anymore. Carved chairs instead of pieces put together, woven fabrics instead of synthetic, etc.. My favorite item that I'm still looking for as the perfect piece is an antique phone, the one with the curved handle and button in the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 21, 2008

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    "american Pickers" On The History Channel

    Has anyone seen the History Channel show American Pickers? I love it, it is like Antiques Roadshow gone rogue. I not always interested in the kinds of things that the guys on the show seek out, but their lifestyle looks like so much fun. Traveling, hunting for forgotten...
    alh75 alh75 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 5, 2010

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    History

    I love antiques not only because of their beauty and uniqueness, but because of their history. All antiques have a life behing them and a story to tell.
    ItchyWitch82 ItchyWitch82 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2010

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    Inner Painted Snuff Bottle - The Blue Chip Of The Collection Market

    The Qing dynasty of China of Snuff bottle of enamel "basket" which made by the emperor order, were auctioned in HK with the price of HKD2, 680,000.00 (About USD357, 000.00)Snuff -- all the rage in 17th century Asia -- was brought to the region by Europeans. But in the moist East...
    cookiekong cookiekong 31-35, F Oct 7, 2013

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    Just Moved

    I recently had to move home. I am glad to be near my family again. My childhood home is filled with antiques from my great great grandparents. Over the years I have purchased a few of my own antiques, not as old but treasured by me. In moving I had to leave some of my things...
    shydragonfly shydragonfly 46-50, F Sep 16, 2013

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    My First Antique Was a Book From the 1600's

    Well its honestly the first and the only one i got but i plan on researching more into these things. The book i have its called "catechism history " its written in latin by a priest on 1616 i believe , and its a 4 in one book with all the history of catechism! I wish...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 1, 2009

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    So Beautiful

    Looking at antiques is one of my hobbies. I like to collect them when I can. They remind us of another time and place.
    smilingthroughthepain smilingthroughthepain 18-21 4 Responses Nov 17, 2008

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    Strange Request

    Im not sure this is the approproate place for this, and if its not, I will certainly remove my request. I do love antiques, but I especially love knowing the sotries behind them. For example, I have a Coca-Cola Zippo lighter from 1968 that was my grandfathers, and it still works...
    SouthernSweet SouthernSweet 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2009

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    I Adore

    Anything up until the 1960's.. people had lush taste's long ago...
    Vox Vox 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2007

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    Love Them...

    Wish I had the money to buy them!
    ivorykisses ivorykisses 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2007

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    Lots Of Stuff. Jewelry, Jars, Coke Memorabilia

    Collectibles are different for every person, it's something that strikes a chord within each of us. I also like antique furniture and cars especially. I absolutely LOVE antique filigree rings.
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 6, 2010

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    I Like Em

    im no antique nut but i do enjoy them when i do find them i dont have much in my collection but i have a few odd and ins i just like how they are a lot easyer to understand to me
    jlogan14 jlogan14 16-17, M Jun 11, 2012

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    I Am Serious I Have So Old Antiques

    i am from Egypt  i have so old antiques and treasures my personnel life its my business life i love to collect and sell antiques the antiques i have so old and original 
    mrantique64 mrantique64 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 14, 2012

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    Why Do I Like Antiques?

    Because... They are perfectly imperfect!
    redlightning13 redlightning13 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 28, 2010

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