Beautiful antique maps are just as valued by collectors and historians as paintings and sculptures. Centuries ago, before humans developed new ways of recording the curves of the Earth, maps used to be hand-drawn. Cartographers were scientists and had to be highly educated to represent reality as faithfully as possible. But were those people artists?
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Karen and Ahmet from Surrey, UK, bought a vintage ceramic vase for $3.30 only to later find out that it was worth $11,800. The excited pair is now selling their thrift find at Canterbury Auction Galleries, which already handled a sale of a similar antique vase in the past for almost $40,000.
Collecting museum-quality antiques can be both exciting and profitable. Besides, the list of collectible antique items is almost endless. Books, dishes, bottles, furniture, coins, dolls, and paintings are just a few categories popular among collectors. These can actually be any items that are 100 years or older.
Have you ever wondered why someone becomes a collector of fine art, antiques, and all kinds of ancient artifacts? Piling up different valuables and transforming a home into a museum or art gallery might look like an ordinary desire for profit, but the truth is usually much more complex and exciting. Here are four non-obvious reasons why people collect art and antiques.