Old/Rare Coins & Notes.
An antique is a work of art, including a piece of furniture, a decorative object which, according to some
experts must be at least 100 years old. The value of an antique depends upon certain parameters including its
authenticity, beauty, age, rarity and condition. Traditionally speaking, an antique also means objects preceding
the the mass production of objects in the 1830's; It can also include anything very old, a relic or an object of
ancient times or the bygone era.
Time Vs Authenticity
Though age is an important factor in determining whether an object is an antique or not, but authenticity is the most
important element. An antique is an authentic piece, made in olden times and place in which those pieces were in vogue
and constructed with authentic tools and methods.
Authenticity is a more important aspect in deciding if something is an antique because it, not age, determines the actual
value of a piece. Any object that is in original condition is far more valuable than a piece that has been altered.
Refinishing, relining, repairing, resilvering, regilding or replacing an antique diminishes its value.
Few Examples of Antiques :
- Antique furniture.
- Antique jewellery.
- Antique Collectibles.
- Antique Automobiles.
- Antique Metals.
- Antique kitchenware.