It's been a while since I created our Tool Forum for paid members but hasn't been something I have focused on to get started properly, let alone advertising it. Last year I posted a topic on ancient hammers in the forum which was very much meant to be a tongue-in-cheek type of post. It was a wasted post that very few people got to see and was one … [Read more...] about Antique & Old Tool Forum
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Tony Dingle has been a collector of hammers for many years predating when it became fashionable to collect them. Over the years he searched every chance he got to find another one that was different from what he'd found before. This collection of 1000+ hammers is surprisingly diverse and is an eclectic mix comprising hammers from many trades and … [Read more...] about The Tony Dingle Antique Hammer collection
Why do antique tools matter? Think about it, why do they matter? Why is it important to preserve their history as man's development? Tools tell a thousand stories, they were after all the extension to a craftsman's workmanship, shaping many things we see today. Quality has been proven to stand the test of time and years from now modern tools … [Read more...] about Why Antique Tools Matter!
It's never easy when we lose someone dear to us, especially when the departed has an estate to be dealt with. I've been through this process with my own father, trying to keep things moving without upsetting other family members that are also hurting through the loss of someone dear to them. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult for the next … [Read more...] about Antique & Old Tools Valuations for Probate
It's been a tough year with balancing staying safe, obeying rules, and getting out there with meeting people we usually see out and about. The urge to get things up and running is very strong but we do have to be sensible in accordance with the conditions we are working with. These are uncertain times for all but eventually, we will find a way … [Read more...] about Covid 19 making things difficult to get out and about
Well, I didn't start this Tool Auction to be like someone else that's for sure, we have done things our own way with Tooltique and likewise, this will be very different. I'm not interested in what others are doing, I'm only interested in what others aren't doing! And this tool auction is another part of the overall project I have in mind. I know … [Read more...] about Comparing us to other Tool Auctions?
In the early days of establishing Tooltique, we were asked by a gentleman about helping him in the future regarding selling his collection of Antique tools, but by solving the conundrum of not buying them off him at trade prices as he had paid good retail prices for them. Would I sell them for him when he passed? he asked. Boy did I want that … [Read more...] about A story regarding Antique tools
With so many nice tools to choose from I'm going to restrict this post to my Top 5 tools in September's 2021 auction. These aren't chosen because of their value but instead because they are just tools that would be added to my collection if I wasn't a tool dealer! Picking my favourite five is certainly more difficult now I've started looking again … [Read more...] about Antique Tools – September’s Favourites
Many thanks to all those that are joining the website ready for our first tool auction, it's is only a few days away now, starting on Thursday16th September 6pm GMT (Just in case you haven't seen it advertised). For those who have yet to join, we have been working on this for over a year now to deliver a brand new auction system that is here to … [Read more...] about Antique Tool Auction Membership Growing steadily
It's been a difficult summer having lost my father amongst other things that have been sent to try us. We have worked hard in-between running Tooltique uploaded 300 good quality tool lots for this relaunch of Antiquetools.co.uk. You can preview the lots here It's not a massive tool auction but instead one that has carefully selected tools … [Read more...] about September’s Antique Tool Auction now uploaded