RESOURCES

Here we provide a selection of links to other websites which we feel would be of interest to our customers and visitors, some of which have provided us with very useful information about certain items in our shop. Please note, however, that we cannot be held responsible for the content of any of these external sites, or for any products and services that they may offer. (N.B. Each of these external links opens in a new window.)

ANTIQUE, COLLECTABLE AND VINTAGE LINKS

INFORMATION RESOURCES

The following websites offer useful information - free of charge - relating to a variety of antiques and collectables.

ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES (GENERAL)

Antique Marks
 
“A complete guide to antique terms, antique periods, styles, pottery marks, porcelain marks, trademarks and manufacturers.”
 

Antiques Research Guide
 
This site gives useful advice on researching antiques and collectables, together with many links to other useful sites.
 

AW Antiques & Collectibles
 
This site, run by an enthusiastic collector and restorer, gives much useful information and advice about collecting, repairing and restoring antique furniture, antique clocks and other antiques and collectables.

CERAMICS (POTTERY, PORCELAIN AND CHINA)

Carlton Ware World
 
An interesting and informative website dedicated to the pottery produced by Wiltshaw & Robinson / Carlton Ware at Copeland Street, Stoke-on-Trent between 1890 and 1989.
 

Gotheborg.com
 
A very useful and informative website for collectors of antique Chinese and Japanese porcelain.
 

Museum of Royal Worcester
 
The website of the museum of Royal Worcester porcelain in Worcester, England, with useful historical information about the company and its products and people.
 

Pots and Pots
 
A great website dedicated to “Fat Lava” and other West German pottery and ceramics of the 1950s through to the 1970s, with information about individual companies together with good quality images.
 

Pottery Histories
 
This site includes much useful historical information about UK potters and pottery manufacturers.
 

Pottery Studio
 
An excellent source of information on pots, potters and potteries, with numerous photographs.
 

Rob’s Poole Pottery Collection
 
A very useful and informative guide to Poole Pottery by an avid collector of its classic wares, with many good quality photos.
 

ThePotteries.org
 
A website dedicated to the local history of Stoke-on-Trent, England, with information about the various pottery firms of the city.
 

The Shelley Group
 
Website of the UK club for collectors of Shelley and Wileman china and pottery, with useful information including images of backstamps and cup and teapot shapes. (Links are given to the Group’s sister clubs in the USA and Australia, whose websites are also well worth visiting.)
 

Torquay Pottery
 
An interesting and informative website “designed for the use of enthusiastic collectors of pottery made between 1860 and 1980 in the area around Torquay, Devon.”

GLASS AND GLASSWARE

20th Century Glass
 
Antique and collectable glass shop, with Glass Encyclopedia and glass-related links.
 

ChanceGlass.net
 
“A guide to Chance glassware”, with useful information and images.
 

The Cloud Glass Reference Site
 
This site provides useful information about George Davidson and Co., and about cloud glass by other makers including Sowerby and Jobling.
 

David Doty's Carnival Glass Website
 
This very useful and informative website for collectors of Carnival glass includes details and images of more than 1100 patterns.
 

PatternGlass.com
 
An excellent, informative site which covers Early American Pattern Glass (EAPG) of the period c.1850-1910, including the PatternGlass.com Virtual Museum, the award-winning Pattern Glass School, and an online store with a wide range of EAPG items for sale.
 

Pyrex Love
 
A very informative US-based “community site and reference for fans of vintage Pyrex”, including a reference guide to American Pyrex patterns.
 

Whitefriars.com
 
A free and fully interactive site for collectors of Whitefriars glass, with many useful articles and features.

OTHER ANTIQUES, COLLECTABLES AND VINTAGE

Advertising Antiques
 
“The website for collectors of old enamel signs and advertising”, including large galleries of enamel signs.
 

The Bandalasta Website (Applecroft)
 
This informative website is devoted to the distinctive plastic ware manufactured in Birmingham, England, from the 1920s.
 

The Brownie Camera Page
 
A website dedicated to Kodak Brownie cameras, with historical and technical information, tutorials and more. 
 

Latch Hook Heaven
 
A highly informative site concerning the history of the craft of latch-hook rug making, with numerous illustrations. (See also site owner Sarah Hartwell's
Flickr "Rugmaking" album for more images including vintage latch hook patterns.)
 

MetroPostcard.com
 
An excellent resource for postcard collectors, this site contains much useful information about postcard history, publishers and artists.
 

Plastiquarian.com
 
The Plastics Historical Society website, which contains much useful information relating to early plastics. 
 

Silvercollection.it
 
“An illustrated selection of antique silver and objects of vertu” from many countries, together with marks and other useful information about antique silver and silver plate.
 

The World of Playing Cards
 
“Everything about playing cards, their history, lore, collecting, manufacture, and design.”

OTHER ANTIQUE, COLLECTABLE AND VINTAGE WEBSITES (INCLUDING DEALERS AND DIRECTORIES)

30 Something Lighting
 
Specialists in Art Deco lamps and lighting, offering original and reproduction lamps and fittings (including a bespoke lighting service) together with materials and spare parts for lamp and lighting restoration including reproduction braided flex in a variety of colours.
 

The AntiquesDirectory.co.uk
 
Fully searchable databases of UK-based antiques resources, including auctions and auctioneers, fairs and shows, shops and shopping, and information websites.
 

Antiques For Sale on Antiques-Now
 
Antiques for sale on UK-based antique trading website. Antique Silver, Antique Ceramics, Antique Furniture, Antique Pottery, Wedgwood, Susie Cooper, Collectables and more.
 

AntiquesSearcher.com
 
Antiques search engine, with links to antique dealers and other antique-related businesses.
 

Antiques and Collectables by Bath Antiques Online
 
1000s of selected antiques and novelty collectables in over 100 categories. Including furniture, jewellery, clocks, watches, ceramics, glass, silver, object d’art, sports, toys and lots, lots more. Secure online shopping cart, wish list finders service, appraisals & valuations and a free online antiques price guide.
 

Bag the Jewels
 
Original vintage costume jewellery and accessories from Caroline Henney, based in Oxford, UK.
 

Bens Vinyl Basement
 
Records, CDs, tapes and music-related books including many rarities – specialising in Folk, Psych, Blues and Country, Prog, Rock, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s.
 

Collectics Antiques and Collectibles
 
“Large, eclectic mix of consignment shop, antiques & collectibles mall, collector bookstore & book reviews, reference information, collecting quiz to win free gift certificates, directory, and online museum featuring Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Arts and Crafts design 1890-1935.”
 

Deco-World
 
Art Deco specialists based in Bideford, Devon, UK, offering a good range of quality original Deco pieces including furniture, lighting, figures and jewellery.
 

fancy4glass
 
“On-line store (based in Canada) selling vintage antiques, art pottery, glass glassware, fine china, collectible perfume bottle atomizers, vintage designer handbags purses, vintage costume jewelry, vintage clothing, dinnerware and kitchenware, porcelain and ceramics, paintings, prints, Art Deco, Art Nouveau & mid-century collectibles.”
 

Glamorgan Antiques
 
“Specialist Antique Dealers based in Wales, UK - Worldwide Shipping.”
 

Hingstons of Wilton Antiques
 
Hingstons are a UK based specialist antique dealer with a wide range of antiques available from our friendly showroom.
 

Homes & Antiques Magazine
 
“Warm, inspiring and informative, Homes & Antiques is the must-read glossy for people who love great design and beautiful objects from every era. The official magazine of the long-running BBC TV series Antiques Roadshow, readers enjoy advice from their favourite experts along with inspiring, achievable interiors, sizzling style and decorating ideas, and up-to-the-minute shopping guides to help make their design dreams a reality.” (Items from our stock have been featured in various issues.)
 

Homes & Gardens Magazine
 
Inspirational homes, gardens, shopping and decorating ideas from Homes & Gardens Magazine. (A group of vintage Christmas decorations from our shop was featured in the December 2009 issue.)
 

John Cornall Antiques
 
Dealing in importing and exporting antique country furniture, antique painted pine, painted furniture, rustic furniture, Russian antiques, European antiques, folk art, antique textiles, 20th century art decoration from across the UK and Europe.
 

Leonce Antiques
 
Based in Westport, Connecticut, Leonce Antiques specializes in American and English antique sterling silverware from 1800 to 1930, and also offers a wide selection of European furniture and lighting, lamps, mirrors, fireplace items, collectibles and more.
 

Mytton Antiques
 
Antique dealers in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK, supplying 18th and 19th century furniture, decorative antique furniture, decorative antiques and collectors pieces.
 

New England Appraisers Association
 
“We offer a network of professional appraisers that are educated about industry standards and regulations so that they can accurately assess your treasures. Trust us to tell you the fair market value of fine art, antiques, collectibles, rugs, jewelry, and more.”
 

OldeWorlde Antiques & Collectables
 
Dealer and online retailer of Quality Antiques and Vintage Collectables at reasonable prices. Located in Sandown, Isle of Wight, the website offers secure checkout facilities and 'hassle free' Shipping to over 28 Countries Worldwide. A great resource for decorators, interior designers, and home owners.
 

Perfect Pieces
 
Perfect Pieces offer a wide variety of British antique pottery and ceramics, including a specialist Pendelfin stoneware section.
 

Pugh’s Antiques
 
Based in Leominster, UK, Pugh’s Antiques stock a wide range of English and French antique furniture, and also offer a range of vintage-style replica leather furniture.
 

Retonthenet Vintage Purveyors
 
A web store selling original vintage items dating from the 1880s through to the 1980s, plus a bespoke range of “Vintage Visuals” in which original vintage items are recycled and presented in a modern day manner.
 

Retro Mojo
 
Retro, Antique, Vintage and Collectable retailer with pieces aimed at interior design use and for collectors.
 

Style and Design
 
A good selection of quality 19th, 20th and 21st century antiques and collectables, plus much useful glass-related information.
 

Wilkinson Antiques
 
Wilkinson Antiques, UK provides a fantastic stock of Period furniture, antique furniture, decorative furniture and antique office furniture which mainly includes country furniture, formal furniture, mahogany furniture, walnut furniture, rosewood furniture, Victorian furniture and Georgian furniture.

HISTORY AND HERITAGE LINKS

The following sites are not directly related to antiques or collecting, but will be of interest to anyone who is interested in history and concerned about the preservation of our heritage.
 

Grace’s Guide
 
An excellent online source of information about “industry and manufacturing in Britain from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the present time”, with details and images relating to numerous early companies and their products and people.
 

Join me in the 1900s
 
“A unique collection of recollections of everyday life in working class British families in the early to mid 1900s, covering the years of the 1911 census, World War One and World War Two.”
 

Painted Signs and Mosaics
 
Sebastien Ardouin’s fascinating blog is dedicated to old painted signs and advertisements (known as “ghost signs”) and doorstep mosaics in Britain and around the world.
 

Period Property UK
 
This useful site provides information, advice and services relating to period properties in the United Kingdom, together with listings of period properties for sale.
 

Queen Mary’s Dolls' House
 
Take a virtual tour of this fabulous miniature residence, created for Queen Mary by Sir Edwin Lutyens in the early 1920s, and furnished by leading artists, designers and craftsmen of the era.

OTHER LINKS

The following links, although not directly antique-, collectable- or vintage-related, may be of interest to some of our customers and visitors.
 

Elib.org
 
“An Internet shopping directory, listing detailed information about online stores.”
 

Hotfrog UK – Free Online Business Directory
 
“Make your business stand out online with Hotfrog UK. Finding products or services in your location is fast and easy on Hotfrog.”

 

... AND FINALLY ...

Vanished Eras on Pinterest
 
Antique, vintage and retro visual inspiration.
 

Peter Tylor's YouTube Channel
 
When "Mr. Vanished Eras" isn't selling antiques, he sings and plays them: Victorian temperance songs, vintage hymns and more.
 
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Page last updated 01 April 2017