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Antique Chat: Australian pottery – the new collectable

With Joyce ‘Annie’ Nordsvan Remember the nights when a group of friends came round – you had spaghetti bolognaise and red wine stylishly served in pottery goblets. Pottery is again making a comeback as it is collectable, affordable and there is a style to suit every home. Bendigo Pottery is Australia’s oldest

Collecting Mania! Salt & Pepper Shakers

What is this collecting mania?   It’s fascinating to talk to people about what they collect, and why and how they started collecting a particular ‘thing’. I have a friend who has started collecting quirky salt and pepper shakers. He didn’t intend to start a collection. He brought his beautiful cruet in


From the Bulletin's archive ... As we travel to auctions, or private sales, and even in Annie’s, items we are buying or selling are described as vintage, retro, rare, Victorian, Art Deco, Art Nouveau and antique. So to make sure that I don’t mislead people I have been doing quite a


From the Bulletin's archive ... Carnival glass easily catches the eye because of the beautiful bright colours and the lustre finish. Carnival glass is created using a mould, and has had a coating of liquid metallic salts applied after it has been taken from the mould to give the surface an iridescent lustre. The Carnival