Official Blog of the Tophatter Auction House
This Wednesday, March 28 is a perfect opportunity to discover new Vintage and Antique items such as this from Joyful Jewelry Designs:
Or this Antique Button Steampunk Brooch from Candyrot:
As you’re browsing the items for Wednesday’s auction, the following question may come to mind:
What makes something “Antique” vs. “Vintage”?
Antique – in the context of Tophatter, Antique is considered anything pre-1940s.
Vintage – Vintage can vary in definition a little but for the most part, it means items that are older than 20 years are vintage.
So, what should I do if I can’t verify it?
Use a synonym: old, retro, classic, loved, or some other accepted synonym that can be equally effective in conveying that it’s a nice piece from the past.
And what about the items in the auction?
It’s up to the seller to provide buyers with accurate information in regards to whether an item is actually an “antique” or “vintage” piece. As a buyer, you can always inquire about the origins of a piece during the live auction. However, hopefully knowing what you do now – you’ll be able to enter into the auction as a better-educated buyer!
Come join us Wednesday at 11AM PT. Tally ho and happy bidding!
By Katie Nelson