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Read This Before Cleaning Your Antiques

Cleanliness may sometimes be close to Godliness and, for the collector, this can present a dilemma. When it comes to antiques and collectibles, caution should be exercised before cleaning. Many a fine antique has been ruined by an amateur restorer who has an over-zealous need to achieve that “just like new” look. I have seen otherwise beautiful table tops…

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Big-Box Savings Can Come with Hidden Costs

What makes anything worth something? Well, you do! That is to say, if there is something that you don’t want; then to you, that “something” has no value. Alternatively, if there is an item that you really do want then the value which you place upon that thing increases in a way that directly corresponds to the strength of…

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What’s In a Name?

I raised a smile when I read the Debbie Travis’ article “Give your home the bling-feel for Xmas” (MidWeek, Dec. 16/09). Debbie talks of antique ‘Pot’ cupboards. I am sure many Island residents were equally surprised that such things existed. To elaborate and to be fair to Debbie, in the days before indoor plumbing in England (Debbie’s motherland) a…

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