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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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Antique Alleys most popular Brass and Metalware items we sell everyday. Brass Vases: Plain or ornate style vases, with Egyptian Hieroglyphics or etched with metal birds. Every bunch of flowers looks great in a brass vase. Cake Slices: Roses or swirls, flat or etched. Cake slices are a great wedding or anniversary gift. Vintage Tins: Baking tins, Tobacco tins, Chocolate tins, Rivet tins or even Rexona tins. Collect them all today. Electroplated Tea sets: Teapot, Milk and sugars can be used for high teas or baby showers. Enamel Ware: Bowls, plates, roasting dishes and even jugs. Enamel ware is versatile...

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Crown Lynn is an iconic piece of Kiwi history. These are the five top pieces of Crown Lynn we get asked for daily: White Crown Lynn Swan White Nautilus Vase Trickle Glaze Kiwi Urn Vase Nursery Rhyme patterned plates and bowls  

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How to choose your perfect teacup and saucer. Just ask your self these five questions... 1 - Do you prefer a thin china cup or a thicker lip when drinking tea? 2 - Do you like a fine or wide handle? 3 - What is your favorite colour? 4- Do you prefer to see the bottom of the cup when drinking tea (to read the tea leaves) or a soild colour or pattern inside? 5 - Do you like a floral pattern, a scenic design or a basic colour with a touch of gold? Ask your self these five questions...

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The term Art Glass refers to pieces of glass purely made as a sculpture or decorative purposes with no main function. Historians called the Art Glass phase the "Brilliant Period". In the 1900s it was replaced with the term 'Art Nouveau'. The term Studio Glass is used to talk about modern pieces. Glass can also be combined with other materials or techniques including Sandblasting, Copper Foil, Engraving or Painting. Glass can be decorated in many different ways by mixing colours, frosting, staining,over-lays and more. At Antique Alley we have Art Glass paperweights, animals, baskets, vases, koru, wine stoppers, dishes and...

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