Every collector wants to feel their collection is appreciated as time goes by but it's clear over the past 20 years there have been few changes to prices and more confusion as to where the true values lie with antique tools. One of the reasons for this has been the disjointed selling approach of individual collectors and dealers alike. eBay seemed … [Read more...] about Antique Tools & Inconsistent Prices Online
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This is a blog post originally by Mr. Tony Murland and I am publishing it to its rightful place back on to antique tools website: Enjoy! A past joiner tells the story of one of Britain’s most famous toolmakers known in the history of the woodworking world. In 1946 at the age of fourteen, I started an apprenticeship as a carpenter and joiner and … [Read more...] about The T. S Norris Toolmaker Story
There is a gambler in most of us and the rush it brings when we win and the sorrow it causes when we lose can be addictive and very hard to absolve ourselves from over a lifetime. I like so many others, I used to have a flutter on the horses and often spent days studying form in the pursuit of that big win. However, the downside to this has … [Read more...] about Quit Gambling & Start Collecting Antique Tools
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
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 Pandemic C19 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