|Antique Central is an information resource site. We offer a lot of well researched information on Antique and collectible items,
glassware, pottery, antique clocks, china, antique mirrors,
silver, lamps, chandeliers, vintage watches, Asian and Oriental antiques and MUCH, MUCH more.
This site has a wealth of information on a variety of antique items
and will provide the valuable knowledge you'll need as you embark on your adventure of antique collecting.
Enjoy your stay and take comfort in the fact that we can not and do not try to sell stuff!
It's not only the find that is exhilarating, but sharing stories, passions and
the trill of antique collecting with so many other wonderful collectors and
Perhaps you have come across a family heirloom, an old book, silver platter or
antique clock, that has heightened a curiosity for antiques, or are searching for the identification or value of a particular piece you found while browsing an antique shop. Antique Central is filled with pages on just such
things. More and more people are coming into the field of antiques, and
their desires are being fulfilled by the nostalgia of yesteryear.
This web site is meant for promoting antique collecting and
to share history and knowledge to allow
others to learn a few things about collecting antiques. And yes... you may occasionally run across a funny or two.
Ever wonder what makes one collectible more valuable or more collectible than
another, or what steps should be taken in evaluating an antique and determining
a fake? Collectors often have difficulty determining where to start or
what area of collecting is best to begin. These questions are answered on
a variety of different subjects within Antique-Central, as well as interesting
facts and occasional stories, on things such as famous antique clocks and
watches, pertaining to the history of antiques with helpful
guides. Our site is a first step in gaining the knowledge you'll need to
begin, but visiting museums, auctions, and local dealers will allow you to
get a first-hand look, ask questions, and further advance the learning process.
Antiques have a place in the heart of each one of us. Antiques provide that personal link that connects the collector with the past. Let's face it, even the most contemporary furnishings of today will be the well sought after antiques of future generations. As humans, we are encouraged and comforted by the familiar treasures of our past, and as collectors are also delighted with great appreciation for the beauty, quality, and precision workmanship represented in many of the antique collectibles of the past.
The intrigue, the history, the fun, the excitement, and tales of fabulous finds
are inspiring even to a non-collector. But, lack of sufficient knowledge in the
arena of antique collecting can cause much difficulty and disappointment.
Antique Central is here to make the collecting process easier for you by
providing well researched and knowledgeable information. Be an informed
collector, read books and seek knowledgeable dealers in order to understand
quality and value
comparisons among antique collectibles.
Without sufficient knowledge of the arena of antiques the reward expected may
not be achieved. The inability to discern fakes, forgeries, and flaws in
collectible pieces can easily turn the thrill of a purchase into a subsequent
disappointment. And, collecting without consideration of cost and value can
become expensive. It is important that collectors read and research historical
facts, marks, and brands to gain insight and become a successful and informed
Although we do not actually sell antique, vintage or collectible pieces, we do maintain lists of reputable antique resources. Please check back OFTEN for frequent updates to our site information. We have a passion for antique
collectibles and are constantly expanding our site with new and exciting resources and tips.