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Collecting antiques in China

The New York Times has posted an interesting article about antiques collecting in China. Some four decades after the Cultural Revolution, when many of the country’s centuries-old treasures were defaced or destroyed as a result of Mao’s command to eradicate “the four olds” — old ideas, old culture, old customs and

Gardener digs up ancient fortune

The owner of a Herefordshire home keeps findings valuable antiques whenever she tends to her garden. Her haul includes a diamond ring, solid gold Victorian watch, Edwardian chainmail bag, brooches, medals and coins - and even an ancient plough. Long, 57, first hit a stash of hundreds of Victorian bottles at