Antiques, Collectables and Vintage by Roland Millward

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...