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How much is your antique worth

5 reasons antiques are a good investment

The term ‘antiques’ encompasses an extensive range of items such as furniture, jewellery, original paintings, and clocks, to name a few. But they all have in common an investable appeal based on their age, quality, rarity, and beauty. These factors can make them highly sought after. Therefore, antiques are a good investment because:

  1. They appreciate value over time
  2. They have a high collectability value
  3. The rarer they are, the more they are worth
  4. They are authentic, making them sought after
  5. They are known for their superior quality

Let's take a look at these reasons in more detail;

 

Value

One of the significant benefits of investing in antiques is that they tend to appreciate value over time. If you take good care of them, they can increase in value by up to approximately 10% a year, with rare pieces growing even more quickly. Therefore, they are an asset that will always stay in style. While it is true that antiques can follow trends, this does not mean that they will lose value if it is not currently trending, and it can help the value of something that is. 


Collectability

Antiques have a high collectability value because they offer a direct link to the past. They are tangible reminders of periods of history that take you back to a place you remember fondly or admire. Therefore, people get lost in the stories behind them, which adds to their desirability. You are buying into a beautiful piece of craftsmanship or memorability and investing in a moment in time. This means antique pieces are timeless and collecting them allows people to experience history authentically. Searching for and collecting them also brings a great sense of achievement when rare items are discovered, or collections are completed. They bring out people’s passion and creativity as they find rare pieces for sale. 

 

Rarity

Since antiques are no longer made, they become rarer and more sought after the older they get. The rarity of a piece makes it more desirable to collectors and enthusiasts, meaning people are prepared to pay more for them when there is greater competition. This makes them even more valuable and encourages people to invest in them. Antiques were often made with superior craftsmanship and materials not easily found today, so rarity is a sign of quality. A unique item has the potential for a greater appreciation in value, which adds to its appeal. Also, as a collector, owning something rare provides a sense of pride, knowing you’re one of the few people possessing such a piece.


Authenticity

The authenticity of an antique is what makes it so collectable because it ensures that the item is genuine and not a forgery. This reassurance adds value when passed down through generations or sold in the future. This authenticity attaches a sense of history, as every piece has its unique story. When authenticated by a reputable source, they are much more valuable. They can be an excellent investment over time, providing financial security with the potential of appreciation in value. Authenticity plays an important role, so it is worth researching and buying from trusted sources when looking to invest. PM Antiques have a wide range of authenticated antiques for sale.

 

Quality              

Last but not least, antiques are known for their superior quality. They were made from premium materials and craftsmanship, making them highly durable and resilient. Investing in one means investing in something that will last for generations, which is one of the many reasons they are so collectable.

Antiques are worth considering if you’re looking for something special to add to your home or collection that will stand the test of time. Why not look at our antiques for sale or contact Phil Mires at 01932 640113 or email at: phil@pm-antiques.co.uk. He will happily talk to you about the range of antiques and collectables available.

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