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TWO VINTAGE MINIATURE BONE CHINA WHITE BUNNY RABBITS


TWO VINTAGE MINIATURE BONE CHINA WHITE BUNNY RABBITS


$7.95


Acme China Cows Set of 2 Figurines Japan Silver Red Label Miniature


Acme China Cows Set of 2 Figurines Japan Silver Red Label Miniature


$24.95


Miniature Vintage Cloisonné Vase


Miniature Vintage Cloisonné Vase


$13.53


VINTAGE FINE BONE CHINA MINIATURE MARY CHRISTMAS NATIVITY FIGURINE


VINTAGE FINE BONE CHINA MINIATURE MARY CHRISTMAS NATIVITY FIGURINE


$9.99


Delft ware mug and Vintage miniature china set Japan


Delft ware mug and Vintage miniature china set Japan


$0.99


PEARL Gold AGATE Miniature TREE Chinese RARE Fine


PEARL Gold AGATE Miniature TREE Chinese RARE Fine


$3,500.00


 Chinese MINIATURE GINGER JAR ( FLORAL pattern ) EXCELLENT ITEM 68mm in height


Chinese MINIATURE GINGER JAR ( FLORAL pattern ) EXCELLENT ITEM 68mm in height


$7.79


SGK CHINA DECORATIVE MINIATURE WALL PLATE PORTRAIT LADY - OCCUPIED JAPAN


SGK CHINA DECORATIVE MINIATURE WALL PLATE PORTRAIT LADY – OCCUPIED JAPAN


$13.99


HTF! Set of 3 VINTAGE BONE CHINA MINIATURE TIGER Figurines, Made in Japan


HTF! Set of 3 VINTAGE BONE CHINA MINIATURE TIGER Figurines, Made in Japan


$34.00


Vtg Lot 6 Bone China Porcelain Miniature Dog Figurines Bulldog Poodle Collie +


Vtg Lot 6 Bone China Porcelain Miniature Dog Figurines Bulldog Poodle Collie +


$14.95


Vintage Miniature Bone China Kangaroo Figurine Matte Made In Japan


Vintage Miniature Bone China Kangaroo Figurine Matte Made In Japan


$4.99


Vintage Miniature Set 3 Bone China Dalmatian Dog Figurines Made In Japan Matte


Vintage Miniature Set 3 Bone China Dalmatian Dog Figurines Made In Japan Matte


$20.99


1920s Chinese Enamel Miniature Teapot


1920s Chinese Enamel Miniature Teapot


$150.00


Floral Hand Painted Nikoniko China Footed Trinket Box Made Japan Miniature


Floral Hand Painted Nikoniko China Footed Trinket Box Made Japan Miniature


$7.19


W H Goss Miniature Bone China Vase & Urn - Concordia Salus & Bridport


W H Goss Miniature Bone China Vase & Urn – Concordia Salus & Bridport


$8.00


Miniature Oriental White Stone Obelisk w/ Written Characters


Miniature Oriental White Stone Obelisk w/ Written Characters


$13.54


ANTIQUE MINIATURE CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE POEM CALLIGRAPHY GINGER JAR VASE


ANTIQUE MINIATURE CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE POEM CALLIGRAPHY GINGER JAR VASE


$48.00


Vintage Set of 3 Sanyo Japan Bone China Miniature Black Poodle Dog Figurines


Vintage Set of 3 Sanyo Japan Bone China Miniature Black Poodle Dog Figurines


$17.95


1950s Bone China Japan Mother Skunk w/ 2 Babies on Chains Miniature Figurines


1950s Bone China Japan Mother Skunk w/ 2 Babies on Chains Miniature Figurines


$24.95


Original Miniature Hand Painted Asian Wood Resin Vase-Colorful Patterns-Detailed


Original Miniature Hand Painted Asian Wood Resin Vase-Colorful Patterns-Detailed


$39.99


VINTAGE DECORATIVE MINIATURE CHINA WATERING CAN


VINTAGE DECORATIVE MINIATURE CHINA WATERING CAN


$2.50


MINATURE BONE CHINA LADIES SHOE


MINATURE BONE CHINA LADIES SHOE


$9.99


Vintage Lefton China Miniature Lavender Floral Pitcher 4


Vintage Lefton China Miniature Lavender Floral Pitcher 4″ 2950


$10.00


Set Of 2 Vintage English Berkshire Stoke-on-Trent Bone China Art Deco Urn Vases


Set Of 2 Vintage English Berkshire Stoke-on-Trent Bone China Art Deco Urn Vases


$24.99


Vintage Miniature Bone China Cup and Saucer Set ~ Blue Flower Pattern ~ ENGLAND


Vintage Miniature Bone China Cup and Saucer Set ~ Blue Flower Pattern ~ ENGLAND


$11.25


DISNEY Miniature Toy Meal Burger Fries Drink MICKEY MOUSE + Case Mcdonalds China


DISNEY Miniature Toy Meal Burger Fries Drink MICKEY MOUSE + Case Mcdonalds China


$79.99


Miniature Bone China Collection Porcelain Dogs Mice Bunny Potbelly Pig


Miniature Bone China Collection Porcelain Dogs Mice Bunny Potbelly Pig


$49.99


Miniature Porcelain Bone China Gray & White Pointer Perfect !


Miniature Porcelain Bone China Gray & White Pointer Perfect !


$24.99


Vintage Miniature Pottery Stoneware Toy China Tea Set 6 pieces Blue Tan Flowers


Vintage Miniature Pottery Stoneware Toy China Tea Set 6 pieces Blue Tan Flowers


$3.99


THREE Antique Chinese Canton Hand Painted Enamel On Brass miniature dishes FINE


THREE Antique Chinese Canton Hand Painted Enamel On Brass miniature dishes FINE


$125.00


Vintage ~ LEFTON China Porcelain SEAGULL PAIR Miniature Figurine #00225 w/Label


Vintage ~ LEFTON China Porcelain SEAGULL PAIR Miniature Figurine #00225 w/Label


$16.95


VINTAGE CHINESE WHITE PORCELAIN MINIATURE HORSE STATUE X 4


VINTAGE CHINESE WHITE PORCELAIN MINIATURE HORSE STATUE X 4


$67.72


miniature china bird stk697


miniature china bird stk697


$6.99


China 1989 Sep 28 FDC J.162 2540th Birth Anniversary of Confucius Miniature Sht


China 1989 Sep 28 FDC J.162 2540th Birth Anniversary of Confucius Miniature Sht


$4.33


FLORAL BLUE AND WHITE MINIATURE CHINA TEA SET


FLORAL BLUE AND WHITE MINIATURE CHINA TEA SET


$57.99


HTF! Set of 3 VINTAGE BONE CHINA MINIATURE BUFFALO Figurines, Made in Japan


HTF! Set of 3 VINTAGE BONE CHINA MINIATURE BUFFALO Figurines, Made in Japan


$34.00


Vintage Miniature China Tea Set~Dollhouse~Made in Japan~10 Pieces Gold Trimmed


Vintage Miniature China Tea Set~Dollhouse~Made in Japan~10 Pieces Gold Trimmed


$18.75


Antique Dollhouse Miniature China display African American 1800s Dolls Room


Antique Dollhouse Miniature China display African American 1800s Dolls Room


$60.20


Vintage Nikko Miniature Sugar Creamer Mint Japan Gold Scroll Porcelain China


Vintage Nikko Miniature Sugar Creamer Mint Japan Gold Scroll Porcelain China


$8.95


Sweet Vintage Coalport Bone China Floral Miniature  - SO CUTE!


Sweet Vintage Coalport Bone China Floral Miniature – SO CUTE!


$5.00


Vintage Lefton China Miniature Sugar and Creamer Set NE2358


Vintage Lefton China Miniature Sugar and Creamer Set NE2358


$19.99


HTF! VINTAGE Set of 3 BONE CHINA MINIATURE TEXAS LONGHORNS Figurines, MIJ


HTF! VINTAGE Set of 3 BONE CHINA MINIATURE TEXAS LONGHORNS Figurines, MIJ


$42.00


Vintage Miniature Bone China Spotted Fawn Deer Figurine 1.25


Vintage Miniature Bone China Spotted Fawn Deer Figurine 1.25″ High Glossy Finish


$6.99


Pair of Miniature Multicolor Glazed Porcelain Foo Dogs


Pair of Miniature Multicolor Glazed Porcelain Foo Dogs


$65.00


Knobler Taiwan Miniature Bone China Shell Sauce Servers - Set of 4


Knobler Taiwan Miniature Bone China Shell Sauce Servers – Set of 4


$10.00


ROYAL DOULTON china OLD CHARLEY D6046 miniature CHARACTER JUG no Box


ROYAL DOULTON china OLD CHARLEY D6046 miniature CHARACTER JUG no Box


$19.95


Caverswell China - Miniature Royal Wedding Commemorative Cabinet Cup


Caverswell China – Miniature Royal Wedding Commemorative Cabinet Cup


$10.82


ROYAL CHELSEA ENGLISH BONE CHINA


ROYAL CHELSEA ENGLISH BONE CHINA “FLORAL” MINIATURE PITCHER


$17.99


Vintage Set of 3 Miniature Bone China Puppies Dog Figurines


Vintage Set of 3 Miniature Bone China Puppies Dog Figurines


$11.99


Myott Staffordshire English Bone China Cup & Saucer Set


Myott Staffordshire English Bone China Cup & Saucer Set “Miniature” Pink Flowers


$8.95


Vintage Miniature Bone China Baby Buggy England


Vintage Miniature Bone China Baby Buggy England


$19.99


Vintage Miniature Pair Small China Porcelain Playful Pups Blue White Spots


Vintage Miniature Pair Small China Porcelain Playful Pups Blue White Spots


$10.00


Pair of Antique Chinese Gold Gild Brass Cloisonne Enamel Vases Vase Miniature 4


Pair of Antique Chinese Gold Gild Brass Cloisonne Enamel Vases Vase Miniature 4″


$149.99


Antique Blue Chinese Cloinsonne Enamel Miniature Vase Gold Gilded Brass Repousse


Antique Blue Chinese Cloinsonne Enamel Miniature Vase Gold Gilded Brass Repousse


$149.99


Miniature Authentic China Pig Piglet by Bug House New


Miniature Authentic China Pig Piglet by Bug House New


$7.59


 Chinese  miniature GINGER JAR OLD STYLE ( MUN SHOU pattern )102 mm in height


Chinese miniature GINGER JAR OLD STYLE ( MUN SHOU pattern )102 mm in height


$9.14


2 Orange Tabby Cat Miniature Figure Fine Bone China Extended Curled Tail


2 Orange Tabby Cat Miniature Figure Fine Bone China Extended Curled Tail


$2.95


Miniature Authentic China Dolphin by Bug House New


Miniature Authentic China Dolphin by Bug House New


$6.95


Vintage Set Miniature Bone China Trout Crab Fish Figurines Glossy NKK Japan RARE


Vintage Set Miniature Bone China Trout Crab Fish Figurines Glossy NKK Japan RARE


$9.99


Dollhouse Miniature Lincoln Bookcase Display Cabinet or China Cabinet Miniatures


Dollhouse Miniature Lincoln Bookcase Display Cabinet or China Cabinet Miniatures


$39.95


Vintage Hagen Renaker Miniature Bone China Hound Dog


Vintage Hagen Renaker Miniature Bone China Hound Dog


$8.00


Miniature Bone China Mama Owl and Baby Owl


Miniature Bone China Mama Owl and Baby Owl


$9.00


Vintage Hagen Renaker Miniature Bone China Family of 3 Basset Hounds


Vintage Hagen Renaker Miniature Bone China Family of 3 Basset Hounds


$18.00


1930s Miniature English Teacup & Saucer - Foley Bone China - Floral Bouquet


1930s Miniature English Teacup & Saucer – Foley Bone China – Floral Bouquet


$99.99


1930s Miniature English Teacup & Saucer - Foley Bone China - Multi Floral


1930s Miniature English Teacup & Saucer – Foley Bone China – Multi Floral


$99.99


Pair of 2 Vintage Miniature Bone China Basset Hound Dogs


Pair of 2 Vintage Miniature Bone China Basset Hound Dogs


$10.00


Vintage Miniature Bone China Family of Sea Lions/Seals


Vintage Miniature Bone China Family of Sea Lions/Seals


$18.00


Vintage Miniature Hagen Renaker Bone China Mama and Baby Raccoon


Vintage Miniature Hagen Renaker Bone China Mama and Baby Raccoon


$9.00


Vintage Pair of Miniature Hagen Renaker Bone China Cocker Spaniels


Vintage Pair of Miniature Hagen Renaker Bone China Cocker Spaniels


$18.00


Vintage Miniature Bone China Pair of Pugs - Mama and Pup


Vintage Miniature Bone China Pair of Pugs – Mama and Pup


$12.00


Porcelain Fine Bone China Cup Saucer Artone England Miniature Doll


Porcelain Fine Bone China Cup Saucer Artone England Miniature Doll


$9.99


SMALL PORCELAIN/BONE CHINA ANIMALS FROM JAPAN


SMALL PORCELAIN/BONE CHINA ANIMALS FROM JAPAN


$5.00


Vintage Miniature Bone China Pair of French Bulldogs - Matte Finish


Vintage Miniature Bone China Pair of French Bulldogs – Matte Finish


$12.00


Miniature sheet for GREECE - CHINA MARITIME COOPERATION YEAR MNH 2015, Ships Sea


Miniature sheet for GREECE – CHINA MARITIME COOPERATION YEAR MNH 2015, Ships Sea


$9.90


Vintage Miniature Pair of Bone China German Shorthair Pointer Dogs


Vintage Miniature Pair of Bone China German Shorthair Pointer Dogs


$14.00


Napco Pig miniature Figurine set 3 Trio Porcelain vtg Sow Bone China Japan  W1


Napco Pig miniature Figurine set 3 Trio Porcelain vtg Sow Bone China Japan W1


$13.99


Vintage Miniature Bone China Family of 3 Boxer Dogs - Matte Finish


Vintage Miniature Bone China Family of 3 Boxer Dogs – Matte Finish


$18.00


Pair of 2 Vintage Miniature Bone China Basset Hounds


Pair of 2 Vintage Miniature Bone China Basset Hounds


$6.00


Family of 3 Vintage Miniature Bone China Ducks


Family of 3 Vintage Miniature Bone China Ducks


$5.00


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2″ Connoisseur Fine Bone China Mini Miniature Doll Creamer Pitcher – England


$2.99


Vintage Pair of Miniature Bone China Ducks


Vintage Pair of Miniature Bone China Ducks


$6.00


Lot of 2 Vintage Miniature Pair of Bone China Fish


Lot of 2 Vintage Miniature Pair of Bone China Fish


$6.00


Vintage HI STYLE by BRIDGE Bone China LITTLE BOY BLUE Set - Boy, Cow,


Vintage HI STYLE by BRIDGE Bone China LITTLE BOY BLUE Set – Boy, Cow,


$17.99


Vintage Childs Porcelain Miniature Tea Set  39 Pieces Craft China


Vintage Childs Porcelain Miniature Tea Set 39 Pieces Craft China


$20.00


Concord Miniatures Doll House Furniture China Hutch Chadwick Miller Breakfront


Concord Miniatures Doll House Furniture China Hutch Chadwick Miller Breakfront


$6.00


Antique Miniature 19 Century China Head Doll Cloth Body Wooden Leg 4 1/8


Antique Miniature 19 Century China Head Doll Cloth Body Wooden Leg 4 1/8″ Tall


$48.00


Chinese China Antique rare miniature vases,old  18th century probably


Chinese China Antique rare miniature vases,old 18th century probably


$50.00


Doll House Miniature 1


Doll House Miniature 1″ Tall Hand-Painted Chair Sofa Couch Furniture China


$6.50


1986 Birth Anniversary of Dr Sun Yat-Sen Miniature Sheet SG MS3470 MNH


1986 Birth Anniversary of Dr Sun Yat-Sen Miniature Sheet SG MS3470 MNH


$16.25


Vintage Coalport Bone China Bell


Vintage Coalport Bone China Bell “Indian Tree” Coral Miniature


$9.99


3 Vintage Miniature Bone China PENGUIN FIGURINES Collectible Penguin


3 Vintage Miniature Bone China PENGUIN FIGURINES Collectible Penguin


$17.95


Pair of Vintage White Bone China Miniature Pitcher Pink Rose Design World Gifts


Pair of Vintage White Bone China Miniature Pitcher Pink Rose Design World Gifts


$12.95


VTG  3 Little Miniature Piggies Figurine ~ China   Momma & 2 Babies (1950-55)


VTG 3 Little Miniature Piggies Figurine ~ China Momma & 2 Babies (1950-55)


$15.49


CHINA MACAU 2004


CHINA MACAU 2004 “I CHING PA KUA SERIES IV” MINIATURE SHEET MNH


$7.99


Miniature Tea Cup and Saucer Grosvenor Multi Color Flower China 8170, Free Ship


Miniature Tea Cup and Saucer Grosvenor Multi Color Flower China 8170, Free Ship


$19.99


Miniature Dollhouse Bone China Imari Vase


Miniature Dollhouse Bone China Imari Vase


$3.59


Antique Chinese Miniature Display Bench (8076), Circa 1800-1849


Antique Chinese Miniature Display Bench (8076), Circa 1800-1849


$69.00


Chelsea Antiques Purple Floral 8PC China Mini Tea Set Creamer Sugar Jar Tray Cup


Chelsea Antiques Purple Floral 8PC China Mini Tea Set Creamer Sugar Jar Tray Cup


$9.95


Hand Painted Gold China Miniature Cup & Saucer Made in Occupied Japan


Hand Painted Gold China Miniature Cup & Saucer Made in Occupied Japan


$24.99

Exercise Caution When Buying Antique Collectibles

More people are beginning to realize the joys of owning an antique collectible. This is an area where everyone can find something that suits their particular taste – not only that, there are potential financial rewards which makes acquiring an antique collectible even more appealing.

Why so many people are are indulging in the extraordinarily popular hobby of antiquing? Well consider the following:

* Everyone can find a variety of antique or two that suits their tastes perfectly. Some people may enjoy furniture, while others collect figurines or doll houses.

* There are books, textiles, toys, games, coins, cultural pieces, jewelry and even lightning rods – there is an endless array of antiques to suit one’s fancy.

* When searching for an antique collectible, there is always the promise of finding a rarity, a valuable, highly coveted rarity at a low price and then being able to auction it off for a small fortune.

If you buy an antique collectible from a reputable dealer then they will advise you whether the piece you are purchasing is guaranteed to appreciate in value. When you are considering the merits of purchasing an antique collectible, this could be an important factor in your decision. Some people enjoy investing their money in antiques especially when they know that in years to come their collectible may be worth two or three times what they paid for it.

The easiest way to avoid spending a lot of money on fake antiques is to make sure that you only buy from a reputable antique dealer. On the other hand, if you know a certain type of antique really well, then you may find some bargains at flea markets or even rummage sales. If what you are considering buying is a particularly expensive piece, then it is worth asking if you can have it appraised by an antique appraiser before you complete the transaction.

Purchasing an antique collectible online isn’t the best way of doing things. This is particularly the case for people who are just getting started on their collection. Even though there are more honest dealers than there are dishonest ones, it is nigh on impossible to be sure whether an antique is genuine if you haven’t personally examined it. However, you should usually be able to tell whether or not a dealer is honest by his or her policy on returns.

A strict ‘all sales final’ policy is just not worth getting involved with – on the other hand, a policy where you can return the goods within thirty days without any hassle is usually an indication of an honest online antique dealer. This type of policy means that they would be much less likely to try and sell you an antique collectible which was not genuine. This is because they want to avoid the trouble of having to return your money if a private appraisal found that it was a fake.

One way of improving your knowledge of antiques and of protecting yourself against purchasing phony antiques, is to join an antique enthusiast club. These clubs are everywhere now so you should be able to find one near you. Antique collecting can be a very rewarding hobby for someone to take up. What is more, with proper knowledge and care in selecting and buying a piece; it is practically guaranteed that you will be making a successful investment.

Summary:

Getting involved with antique collectibles is an extremely rewarding hobby, providing that you know enough to avoid purchasing a piece that is not a genuine antique.

Brooke Hayles

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