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How To Spot An Antique Piece by Boris Chistyakov
Antique collecting is one of those hobbies that can last a lifetime. This is because the "hunt" never ceases to fuel the drive of people to look for and eventually possess the finest things in their lives. This is also the reason why many are eager in learning how to spot the best pieces of antique there are.
Aside from giving people a chance to possess items that are truly works of art, antique collecting can also provide them an enriching learning experience as well as the possibility to meet people with various cultures and backgrounds in life. Collecting antiques can also be a helpful diversion especially to very busy people who don't have enough time to assuage their personal hobbies.
But, among all the advantages of antique collecting, being a venue for a lucrative financial gain is one of the major reasons why more and more people get into it. No matter what are the reasons behind your antique collecting - whether it is for future investment, for pure appreciation of art, or for satisfying your need to possess beautiful things - you will never go wrong with the hobby as long as you know what your limitations are.
Deltiology is the study and collection of postcards. Professor Randall Rhoades of Ashland, Ohio, coined the word in 1945 that became the accepted description of the study of picture postcards. Deltiology is the third largest collecting hobby after stamp collecting and coin/banknote collecting. -Wikipedia