The World Class Antiques Insider Newsletter!

The World Class Antiques Insider Newsletter!

Newsletter Archive - March 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!

Hot Trends For Antiques

Antique enthusiasts are navigating a dynamic market with several notable trends. Chinoiserie, drawing inspiration from traditional Chinese and East Asian aesthetics, remains a perennial favorite, especially in the realm of decorative arts. Its opulent style, characterized by gilt mirrors, lacquered screens, and porcelain, continues to attract collectors seeking elegance and historical allure.

Another burgeoning trend is upcycling, where old and neglected pieces are restored to their former glory, offering both affordability and uniqueness. Mid-Century Modern furniture, known for its clean lines and organic shapes, remains highly sought after, with iconic pieces from the 1950s retaining their timeless appeal.

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Art Spotlight: Frank Brooks

Evoking Nature’s Tranquility Through Brush and Hue

Frank Brooks, born in Salisbury in 1854, was the son of the artist Henry Brooks. He exhibited his artwork at prestigious institutions including the Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, and the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers. Several of his noteworthy pieces are housed in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery and Bristol Art Gallery.

Originating from the serene countryside of Wiltshire near Salisbury, his birthplace could have only fostered his innate talent. Flowing through picturesque landscapes adorned with charming villages straight out of a postcard, the River Wylye, a chalk stream of the Salisbury Plain, captivates fly fishermen with its pristine waters reminiscent of champagne. This region has long served as inspiration, even to the Druids associated with the famed Stonehenge monument.

We can characterize Frank Brooks’ landscape work as a harmonious blend of realism and romanticism. His landscapes could be described as serene yet evocative, capturing the subtle interplay of light and shadow. His ability to convey the atmosphere of a place suggest a deep reverence for the natural world.

View Frank Brooks work in the marketplace

World Class Antiques Promotions

This month, we're featuring a special promotion on our collection of Diecast Toys. Enjoy a 15% discount on ANY vintage diecast toys 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 vintage diecast toy from the World Class Antiques Marketplace. Use the button below to access it.

  • Upon confirming your purchase and shipping details, reveal the exclusive code: WCA15OFFDIECAST. This code is 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 15% discount on your chosen diecast toy.

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

Browse the marketplace for Vintage Diecast Toys

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.

Image credit: YouTube

In the spotlight this month: Antiques Roadshow PBS

"Roadshow Antiques," a beloved PBS television series, has been captivating audiences for years with its blend of history, appraisal expertise, and the thrill of discovery. Each episode invites viewers into the world of antiques and collectibles, as passionate collectors and curious individuals bring their treasures to be evaluated by a team of expert appraisers. From family heirlooms to flea market finds, every item holds a story waiting to be uncovered. With its engaging hosts and diverse range of objects, "Roadshow Antiques" continues to educate and entertain audiences, making it a cherished program for antique enthusiasts of all ages.

Watch on YouTube

World Class Antiques Spring Sweepstakes - Enter for your chance to win a vintage Lehmann Wind-up Tin Bird!

Great collectible piece, new old stock (NOS). Made in Western Germany during 1970s.

As the blossoms of spring paint the world with vibrant hues, we are thrilled to announce the return of our annual sweepstakes: Enter for your chance to win a vintage Lehmann Wind-up Tin Bird!

Embracing the spirit of renewal and discovery that comes with the changing season, we are proud to offer this cherished prize once again. Enter for your chance to bring home a piece of nostalgic whimsy that will flutter into your heart like a bird taking flight on a gentle breeze.

Mark your calendars and set your alarms! The countdown has officially begun as we eagerly await the start of our annual sweepstakes.

Get ready to enter starting April 1st, 2024.

Bookmark our sweepstakes web address by clicking the blue button below and keep your eyes glued to the real-time countdown. With each tick of the clock, anticipation builds for your chance to win the vintage Lehmann Wind-up Tin Bird.

Your adventure begins now—bookmark, watch, and get ready to soar!

Check the countdown

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!

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