Browsing through vintage festivals marketplaces and stalls can provide great deals and prospective investments into vintage and antique items. Although there is a big difference between the price points of each, we look at the differences to look out for and how antiques are the best investments at vintage festivals.
It is not only antique items that are the best investments. Looking at vinyl records as an example. Some vintage records can be worth thousands of pounds and can be found from many vintage festival stalls around the UK.
Retro is a category that falls in line with vintage. There is only a small overlap between retro and vintage items. It can be seen as an item that is 20 years old but not older than 40 years. Others can see retro as being anything that can make you think about items in your past. Retro items can thus be priced the same as vintage but sometimes will have no worth financially.
The dating of vintage items can be a bit difficult. Vintage items can be anything from 20 to 100 years old which is well used but not as old as an antique item. These items can be seen as being more affordable than antiques, though looking at collectable vintage items such as LP Records, can provide lucrative investments.
Antiques are a big investment at vintage festivals and antique shops. Be wary when items are advertised as antiques. Many classify any old age collectable item as antique. For an item to be classified as antique, it should have been made over 100 years ago. Being antique is more than just the age, it’s because the item has stood the test of time through over 100 years and is still in its original condition.
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