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Stamps are a favorite past time for many people. There are more stamp collectors then any other collector category in the world. This hobby combines the love of history and art. Collectors enjoy the hunt for various stamps and delving into their backgrounds. The research into these stamps allows collectors to learn about the country of origin and social and political atmosphere at the time the stamps were created. Caring for stamps is an art in its self. This is a simply how to guide. Use flat togs (not tweezers) when handling stamps Keep moisture levels between 35%-55% Do not...

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Paperweights are not just for the office. They can be used as elegant door stops, bookends or a talking pieces on a mantel or shelf.  Paperweights were believed to originate in Venice c.1843. A Paperweight is created by placing tiny sliced sections of coloured glass canes or rods together. The canes can be densely packed or scattered to create fruit, flowers or patterns. They are then covered with a dome of clear glass to magnify the design. There were three main companies who started producing Paperweights. These French companies moved to the USA and become highly successful in the early...

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Tired of those animated backgrounds? Want something new for your customers, friends and family to see in the background of your zoom call? Try a book case or shelf of old books. Stand them, stack them and tilt them for a more interesting and professional back drop. We have a large range of books in-store. They range from old medical books, women's home makers books and hard cover Enid Blyton Children's books. Come in store or look online today www.antiquealley.co.nz  

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NOW choose a space that needs attention.

What do you want this space to look like?

What needs to be discarded from the space?

Which items have sentimental value to you?

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