What is . . . ?

Not sure if an item is an antique? A collectible? Vintage? Read below for the various definitions.

What is it ?

Not sure which category an item falls under? Not a problem! Below you can find the descriptions of the various types of items including antique, primitive & collectible.

antique (àn-têk´)

An object having special value because of its age, especially a domestic item or piece of furniture or handicraft esteemed for its artistry, beauty, or period of origin.

primitive (prîm´î-tîv)

An object in an unrestored state.  Typically an older piece showing usage and wear.  i.e. chips, cracks, holes, weathering, finish or paint wear etc..



One of a group or class of objects, such as period glass, domestic utensils, coins, stamps or knives prized by fanciers.

vintage  (vin-tij) 

something old enough to be in style or popular again; the year or era that the item first became popular.