Effectively Storing Collectibles

Storing Collectibles

Effectively Storing Collectibles

For many people, being an antique collector or expert is synonymous to a hobby. For some, this could be that top earning job they’ve been looking for. Something every seasoned collector will tell you though is the importance of storing collectibles. A well preserved or maintained antique is far more valuable which means proper storage is vital.

Remember, age plus quality equals high value. But not every antique is worth a fortune so you have to know what you’re looking for. For some, their antiques Continue reading

Furniture storage – how to avoid damage

furniture storage - couple packingThere are many reasons for storing furniture and it seems most of us, at some point in our lives, run out of space; the spare room turns into a storage area, the garage has become an obstacle course and the garden shed is no longer just for the garden.

This could easily lead to damage and unnecessary repair costs later on but there is a simple solution though: your own self-storage unit.

Here are some common reasons for furniture storage:

  • Unused furniture could be in your way
  • You may have inherited valuable family heirlooms and have no space at home
  • Moving house and you need a safe haven for your furniture
  • You can’t seem to let go and want to keep your old furniture
  • Redecorating your home – safely store everything until your house is ready

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Keeping your antiques and precious items safe

storing your antiques compassThe antiques roadshow came to Tewkesbury Abbey this month and thousands from around the region and wider enjoyed the sunshine while they had their prized possessions and heirlooms valued.

There were some interesting finds at Tewkesbury including a map of the 1879 Battle of Rorke’s Drift and a 1914 Triumph roadster. These are just 2 of the memorable ones, although for every financially valuable find, there are hundreds of items that have no real financial value at all. But that doesn’t mean they are not treasured. In fact, in many cases the sentimental value of an item far outweighs any financial assessment.

Whether it’s your financial investment you’re protecting or something far more precious, you need to store your items correctly to prevent damage.

Here are our tips for storing your antiques and precious items safely

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Top items to collect and how to store them

various antiques and items to collectMany people collect items over the years, either for sentimental reasons or because they are of high monetary value. The latter are often set aside as an investment for the future, either to be sold or to be passed on to the next generation. These may include pieces of art, furniture, jewellery, ornaments and records.

If you’re thinking of starting a collection either as a hobby or an investment, what are the top items to collect? Continue reading

Keeping Your Collectables and Memorabilia in Tip Top Condition

various antiquesPeople have always collected things; art, antiques, collectables and memorabilia. Some, because they trade in those areas, buying and selling and hoping to make a profit along the way. Others collect for their own enjoyment because they like a particular artist, ceramic factory or even just a certain animal. There are people who collect as investment with the long term future in mind and as people worry about the performance of their pensions, this is becoming an option being chosen by more people.

Whatever the reason you’re collecting, if you want to get the maximum financial benefit from your investment, short or long term, you need to make sure your collection stays in tip top condition. If on display, they need to be kept safe from harm and if packed away or stored, it needs to be done properly to avoid damage. Continue reading