Saturday, February 14, 2009

In Tribal art, what is antique-what is vintage?

What is antique? What is vintage?

An article discussing this subject recently appeared at

We recommend you visit the link for the full story.

Here is sample to get you started:

"Too often, people will mislabel items as "antique" or "vintage" - sometimes because they believe it will be profitable to do so but, more often than not, it's because they just don't know the accepted definitions. If you are one of those individuals, you'll be relieved to know that there are NO "hard and fast" definitions for these terms and my intent is to simply provide you with a rule of thumb.

Although there are no accepted "rules" defining vintage, let's start developing our definition by putting it in the appropriate context. Most collectors agree that there is a clear distinction between what is considered "antique" and what is not. Antiques are usually associated with characteristics of a certain period of time or style of manufacture."

Aboriginals: Art of the First Person, purveyors of Tribal Art at,, and brings you this link with a tip of the hat to Antiques, Vintage and Collectibles online sellers association

1 comment:

Margaret Elmendorf said...

Very interesting blog. Learned a lot about pottery and collectibles that I sure didn't know before. Enjoyed it. Thanks for leaving me a comment.