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Types of Antiques to Look out for at Vintage Festivals

Vintage Festivals have become one of the best places to find bargains on antique and vintage items for collectors and resellers. Throughout the UK, there are many vintage festivals to visit and look out for antique items while enjoying the music and other entertaining factors of these events.

Depression Glass

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Depression Glass can be seen as any glassware made throughout the 1920s to 1930s which were distributed freely and are usually clear or transparent colours. Collecting depression glass has been an affordable hobby to many individuals throughout the world. Many of these depression glassware items can be quite valuable.

Some of these items, especially coloured with patterns like cameo, can sell for up to £3600.

Hunting Decoys

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Walking through antique shops, you must have seen wooden ducks in the window. These are seen as hunting decoys. In the olden days, they were used to attract game. To find them in good condition is not easy because they were used in the outdoors. Works by some famous decoy artists like Joseph Lincoln can sell for up to £760 000 in the UK.

Novelty Barware

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Barware sets have always been seen as an easily found item that can be found cheap and sold for at least £20 – £120. Other rarer novelty barware can be seen to sell for up to £1200. Some of these valuable antique novelty bar items can be cocktail shakers and bottle openers in different shapes, and other unique items.

It could be worth researching the strangest looking items for their value, as long as they are classified as antique.

Old Clocks

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These are the real valuable items. Rare antique clocks can be worth over £80 000 or more. Clocks that represent specific eras and different décor styles such as Art Deco or Mid-Century Modern are extremely popular among collectors and decorators of antiques. When looking at clocks at vintage festivals, take some time to research the value.

These antique clocks can range from smaller to much larger in size and can be made from wood or other natural materials.

Stained Windows

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When old homes and buildings are torn down, the owners sometimes salvage the windows to keep or resell. Reselling especially happens with stained and leaded antique glass windows.

Antique windows with stained glass or leaded glass detailing can be worth a lot of money in the antique world. Online, you can see many of these windows selling for over £1800, with simple designs reaching hundreds of pounds.