European Finds Blog

  • Introduction to Collecting Antique Derby Porcelain

    | Sheila Howell

    Collectible English Derby porcelain is found in dinnerware, figurines and home accessories such as vases and candlesticks.   Quality porcelain has been manufactured at three factories in the city of Derby, England, since the mid-18th century - Nottingham Road, King Street and Omaston Road factor... View Post
  • Collecting Antique Demitasse Spoons

    | Sheila Howell

    Antique and vintage silver spoons are one of the most popular collectibles because they are small, affordable, usable and readily available. According to Collector's Weekly,  As the oldest type of flatware, spoons have existed in some form or another since Ancient Rome, at least. In medieval t... View Post
  • Antiques for Valentine's Day? Gifts as Unique as They Are

    | Sheila Howell

    What could be more romantic as a Valentine's Day gift for someone special than a one-of-a-kind piece that has it's own special history and is as unique as they are?  Valentine's Day on February 14 is an opportunity to demonstrate how much someone means to you. Candy and flowers are lovely - but t... View Post