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Posted by Erica Jago on 2018 Feb 8th
Whether you collect silver or silver plate is a very personal choice and there are merits to both types of wares. Here are four points to consider when starting to collect.
An Explanation of a British Silver Hallmark.
A Stamp of the Canadian National Mark and an Example of a Sterling Stamp
Examples of Silver Plate Marks
At La Vogue Vintage we take great pride in building relationships with collectors and helping them build their knowledge base. If you already have a few pieces in your collection and would like further information about them, why not make an appointment to chat to Corinne, Geoff or Erica to find out more. Join us for a cup of something warm at one of our two office in the NW or SW. Click here to make an appointment
Vintage CollectablesYes believe it or not we have missed chatting with you, the vintage enthusiast and collector. We are at the First Canadian Collectors Club on Saturday, February 24th which is being held at the Thorncliffe – Greenview Community Hall. Entrance to the show is $ 4.00 for adults and free for children under 12. Doors [...]
Have you set resolutions yet for the year? Are you battling to set them or keep them? Well how about we help you set some resolutions you are sure to keep? We have listed five simple steps or resolutions for you to consider for 2018. They will make your life easier, more enjoyable and save you time and money [...]
All jewels are precious, be it emotionally, sentimentally, historically or financially and therefore require due care and attention. Most of our suggestions appear to be common sense but that does not reduce their importance and a few moments care will preserve your special pieces for years to come.Substances that are used every day such as [...]
Much of the jewellery and décor items we see today are influenced by decorative and design styles of the late 19th and early 20th century. In our next series of blogs, we will provide a quick checklist to some of these influential design movements.One of our favourite significant movements was the arts and crafts movement."Strawberry Thief", One of William Morris's [...]
The biggest thrill about being surrounded by vintage goodies is being able to share your love and passion with other equally passionate and interested collectors. Therefore, we are pleased to inform fellow “vintage lovers” we are out and about to share, chat and exchange interesting tid bits about all things vintage and antique. Saturday and Sunday October 21st (10am-5pm) - 22nd [...]
Part 1: Victorian What Does That Mean? Part 2: The Definition of “Victorian” Jewellery The final two decades of Queen Victoria’s reign saw the beginning of great changes within the very fabric of Victorian society. Celebrations for her 50 years on the throne in 1887 saw, at long last, a relaxation of the strict rules of mourning that she had imposed [...]
Part 2: The Definition of “Victorian” JewelleryPart 3: Late Victorian Jewellery circa 1880-1901What does it mean when we refer to something as Victorian? Why was Queen Victoria such an influential monarch and why was she referred to as the Grandmother of Europe? We will answer these and many more questions in our 3 part series on understanding an [...]
Part 1: Victorian What Does That Mean?Part 3: Late Victorian Jewellery circa 1880-1901 The Victorian period spanned the 19 th century from 1837, when Victoria inherited the throne of Great Britain, until 1901 when she died. As we have discussed previously it was an amazing and exciting period in history that brought about great changes in Britain and North America socially, [...]
I recently listened to a discussion on the radio regarding whether people preferred spring or fall. Having listened to the various comments and having given the question much thought, I couldn’t possibly give a definitive answer. I think the two seasons are so diverse and each has something different to offer.Right now, I’m enjoying the chirping of the busy [...]