The World Class Antiques Insider Newsletter!

The World Class Antiques Insider Newsletter!

Newsletter Archive - January 2024

Kindly be aware that promotions and discounts featured in this newsletter may or may not still be available.

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Welcome to the World Class Antiques Insider Newsletter!

Every month, be the first to dive into our new editorial, discover captivating fine art, take advantage of exclusive promotions, uncover noteworthy YouTube channels, and more. Stick around for the good stuff!

Reasons Why Antique Ginger Jars Are Worth Collecting

This month’s editorial explores the historical significance and enduring appeal of antique ginger jars, particularly in Western culture. Originating from royal kilns in China during the Qin Dynasty, ginger jars were initially designed for storing herbs and spices. As the popularity of ginger grew in the West, these jars became sought-after decorative items, with millions being shipped to London by the 18th century.

The blue and white ceramics from China became highly valued for their delicate and pristine appearance, contrasting with the rustic pottery of the West. The Victorians and Parisians displayed these ornate ginger jars as status symbols. Today, antique ginger jars remain prized for their decorative beauty and value, with various designs and decorations reflecting their origin.

Read the full editorial

Art Spotlight: Canadian Artist Trisha Romance

Are you familiar with Canadian artist Trisha Romance?

She is a Canadian artist known for her realistic and detailed paintings, often depicting scenes of family life, children, and landscapes. Romance was born in 1951 in Liverpool, New York, and later moved to Canada. She gained popularity for her nostalgic and heartwarming portrayals of everyday life, capturing the charm and simplicity of moments with a focus on family, holidays, and rural settings.

Trisha Romance's artwork often features soft, warm lighting and a sense of tranquility, evoking a sense of nostalgia and a longing for simpler times. Her paintings have been widely reproduced, making her work accessible to a broad audience. Romance has received numerous awards for her contributions to the art world, and her pieces are part of private and public collections around the world.

Trisha Romance has received several awards for her contributions to the arts. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 1996, recognizing her significant contributions to the field of visual arts and her impact on Canadian culture.

Although an original painting by Trisha Romance is not presently available in our marketplace, we do offer the limited edition #1 print of "Through the Eyes of a Child." This print, ideal for creating a striking large wall art display, comes professionally framed under glass. The framing includes TruVue Conservation Glass, recognized for its exceptional clarity and protective features.

View the "Through the Eyes of a Child" Print #1

World Class Antiques Promotions

This month, we're featuring a special promotion on our collection of Collector’s Tools. Enjoy a 25% discount on ANY magnifiers and UV flashlights available on the World Class Antiques marketplace. Act fast, as this limited-time offer is valid only for the next 25 days. Please note that this special discount is limited to one item per subscriber.

To take advantage of this promotion, follow these simple steps:

  • Browse and order your favorite item from the Collector’s Tools category. Use the button below to access it.

  • Upon confirming your purchase and shipping details, reveal the exclusive code: WCA25OFFTOOLS. This code is strictly confidential and accessible only to subscribers of the World Class Antiques Insider newsletter. As noted above, this special discount is limited to one item per subscriber.

  • We will then generate your invoice, reflecting the 25% discount on your chosen diecast toys.

That's all there is to it! Take advantage of this great opportunity before it's gone.

Browse the marketplace for Collector’s Tools

Channelling Antiques: YouTube Edition

This is an expertly curated section where we uncover noteworthy YouTube channels, shows, or videos that grabbed our attention for their valuable and up-to-date insights into the world of antiques and the trade.

In the spotlight this month: Peter Combs Channel

At World Class Antiques, we have a genuine fondness for all things art-related, and

Asian art has been a significant and influential category in the global art market. Chinese and Japanese art, in particular, have seen strong demand and high prices at auctions, driven by factors such as increased interest from Asian collectors, growing wealth in the region, and a broader global appreciation for Asian art.

Peter Combs' YouTube channel provides educational and informative videos exploring a variety of subjects within the realm of Asian art.

Watch on YouTube

Unveiling the Glow: Manganese vs. Uranium in Vintage Glass

This blog post explores the charm and uniqueness of vintage glassware, focusing on its ability to glow under ultraviolet (UV) light. The article delves into two types of glowing glass: manganese glass, known for its pink or purple hue, and uranium glass (Vaseline glass), celebrated for its vibrant green or yellow glow. It provides insights into distinguishing between these types using specific UV light sources and emphasizes the importance of safety when handling vintage glass.

Read the The Antique Explorer’s Chronicles Post

A Quick Heads Up!

Just a friendly reminder that any prices or references to the investment potential of antiques in our newsletter are not a substitute for professional appraisals or financial advice. The antique market can be unpredictable, and individual experiences may vary. Before making any significant investment decisions, we recommend consulting with a qualified professional to ensure that your choices align with your unique financial goals and circumstances.

Thank you for being a cherished member of our community of antique enthusiasts! Wishing you joyful holidays filled with delightful antiquing adventures!

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