Antiques, Collectables and Vintage by Roland Millward

Chairs in a terrible state!

There isn't a fair that doesn't go by without me hearing the question 'How the hell do you sell chairs in that state?’ So let me answer this question for those who look at my seating collection and think this guy is mad! On the face of it, I fully u...

May 1st 2018 Antique Fairs

Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJTuesday, 1st May 2018Free admission and parking to all buyers.Fair Organiser's Telephone: 01932 230946 - Sunbury Antiques Market Vintage and Antique Fair Conwy HallConwy Town, St. John'...

Buying at Auction

Auctions can be a good way to both buy and sell antiques. There are a few things that you need to aware of if you have never been to an auction before. Viewing Days Auction houses will have the items for sale on display before the day of the auction...

Bath Decorative Antiques Fair

March 9th - March 11th 2018 Today, March 10th I visited the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair held at The Pavilion, Bath. There were 47 dealers exhibiting and displaying some wonderful items that could well grace many a home. It's good to atten...

What Should I Collect?

"What should I collect?" This is an interesting question and the answer will depend on what is the reason for the question. I am answering this from the viewpoint I have about collecting and perhaps others will have a different view. You are always we...

Thomas Chippendale - Famous for Furniture

If you were to ask people randomly for the name of a famous English furniture maker from the past I would guess that many would answer, "Chippendale". There have probably been many thousands of of makers during the years that Chippendale made furniture...

Gillows Furniture Makers

Some of the finest English furniture ever made was produced by Gillows, who later became Waring & Gillow, a company I worked for a while back in the 1980’s. Gillows of Lancaster and London was founded around 1730 by Robert Gillow (1704-1722) it was al...

What Makes an Antique Valuable?

What's it worth? This is a question that people often ask when you show them an antique or collectable. Many dream of finding something valuable in the attic or basement that has long been forgotten about. Others search charity shops and flea markets ...

Corgi Musical Ice Cream Van

I thought I would start with one of my favourite childhood toys, Corgi cars, and this instance the Musical Ice Cream Van. This is one that I have owned from new all those years ago! In 1965 a Thames Wall's Ice Cream Van (Model 447) was introduced. My ...

The First Post

Welcome readers, to my first post for my new online project! For many years I have been interested in Antiques, Collectables and Vintage items and now intend to create this website to share my interest in this fascinating world of the past explored th...