The latest issue of Antique Collecting magazine is out soon – explore everything from the market for enamel advertising signs to the 175th anniversary of the birth of the founder of Fabergé, to the folk art created by Napoleonic PoWs and why tiaras are back in demand.

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The cover of Antique Collecting May 2021

Separating the Eggs: On the eve of a new exhibition, Cynthia Coleman Sparke shows there’s much more to Fabergé than its legendary eggs

Fabergé egg

Alice Aforethought: With the reopening of the V&A’s Alice in Wonderland exhibition, Dr Philip W. Errington reveals the collectability of works by author Lewis Carroll

Alice in Wonderland book

Sign of the Times: The market for advertising signs is red hot, Antique Collecting reports on the brands leading the field

Enamel advertising sign for Michellin motor cycle tyres

National Treasures: Which were the paintings that sustained us throughout lockdown? The National Gallery reveals nine of our online favourites

Titian

French Fancies: Mark Littler puts the spotlight on the lesser-known French maison of Boucheron

Boucheron dragonfoly brooch

The Beagle has Landed: Ever wondered what an iconic Omega watch, the space programme and Snoopy have in common? Our experts explain all

Omega watch and Snoopy

Crowning Glory: How royal weddings have sparked a return of the antique tiara

Antique tiara

Sell Mates: Napoleonic prisoners of war both made and sold an amazing array of folk art which excites collectors to this day

Folk by Napoleonic War PoW

Christina Trevanion praises the ‘Dirty Dozen’ series of wartime watches much loved by today’s collectors

Christina Trevanion with the Dirty Dozen military watches

Antiques Roadshow expert and antiques dealer Lennox Cato asks what’s not to love about a whatnot

Lennox Cato and antique whatnot

The Antiques Roadshow’s Marc Allum reflects on how the ubiquitous Zoom call may have changed how we learn about the world forever

Marc Allum of the BBC Antiques Roadshow

 

PLUS – All the latest news from the top auction houses, events and marketplace

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