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Welcome Jim Trautman! By Admin

The first in our series of expert columnists, Jim Trautman writes on antiques and collectibles for World Class Antiques, The Wayback Times, Antique Week and other publications. He has been featured on CBC TV programs on the history of sports cards, games, and other collectibles, and is currently working on…

Bloodletting: A Medical Marvel? By Admin

A closer look at a popular tool from medicine’s macabre past. The practice of drawing (or letting) of blood from the body, generally by opening an artery or vein with a lancet, was thought to have begun with the ancient Egyptians, and was believed to balance an person’s fluid levels…

Taking “World Class” to Heart By Admin

In our quest to become the Global Directory of Antiques Dealers, we are thrilled to announce these recent changes to truly become your one-stop-shop for everything antiques and collectibles. Dealer Directory Now you can filter listings by country (currently the USA, Canada and UK) or by a combination of country…

What’s it Worth? By Admin

“How do I determine the value of this stamp?” “Can anyone tell me what this cast iron pan might be valued at?” These are just a sample of recent posts to the World Class Antiques Facebook page – we get so many, we launched an online appraisal service for our…

Vintage Egg Cups Gaining in Popularity By Admin

“Pocillovy” hobby so named from the Latin pocillum ovi, meaning a small cup for an egg. Egg cup collectors are called pocillovists. Plug in a search for antique or vintage egg cups on the Internet and you’ll get a plethora of these pudgy little containers, loved by generations (a silver…

Tools of the Trade By Admin

Our most popular resources for antiques buyers and sellers. Currency Converter Buying online? Calculate live currency and foreign exchange rates with our free currency converter, updated daily. Gold and Silver Prices Check prices in US and Canadian dollars based on the market bid. Data is updated every minute – just…

A Brief History of Lehmann: Ingenious German Antique Toys By Admin

Our spring sweepstakes prize inspired us to look back at the wonderful tin toys produced by the Lehmann Company from the 1880s to 1950s. A monkey climbing a pole. A toy car with a horn that blows. These are just some of the fun and brightly-colored mechanical tin toys produced…


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