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Antique Gentleman's Writing Slope. Ca. 1880.

Ever since I was a child, almost without exception, one type of antique has drawn my attention more than any other: Writing boxes. Also called writing slopes, lap-desks, box-desks and countless other things. 630 more words


Sheen Lane Antiques Market Friday, 4th December 2015, 9am - 1.30pm

Sheen Lane Antiques Market Friday, 4th December 2015, 9am – 1.30pm

Get ready for Christmas!

There is a huge selection of items, from jewellery, crockery, books, war memorabilia and more and the stall holders don’t mind the odd haggle, just make sure you don’t get haggled up! 20 more words

East Sheen

Buyer Beware!

It’s pretty isn’t it? Does it keep time? Yes, it does. It’s made of copper. It runs on a mainspring and has to be wound up. 480 more words


Antique appraisals: What you need to know

(originally published to Helium writing site, now gone)

The value of antiques such as old furniture, crockery, paintings and jewelry can vary enormously. There are well documented cases of people buying an old plate for a few dollars or pounds at a garage sale and later discovering it’s a rare 200 year old item worth many thousands. 931 more words


Silly Sunday: IT'S OVER!

As I begin this dose of silliness, I am a little over 1000 words away from finishing NaNoWriMo 2015. Typically, I finish before Thanksgiving because I absolutely do not want to spend the last few days of November feverishly typing my little fingers off. 446 more words

Christmas Presents # 3 + Shop Crush



Welcome To Magus Antiques

We are a shop and not a gallery, the door is wide open all the time, whether you just want to browse or are looking for something in particular please pop in. 189 more words



I talk too much. I know it. Anyone who knows me has felt the pain of my inability to just be quiet. I have an opinion about most things. 291 more words