February 20, 2024

The Arts of China – Colin’s thoughts on a continuing tradition.

During the sixty or so years that I have been handling Chinese porcelains, admittedly some of them as a young boy, I have seen many changes of fashion and attitude. For many years.... READ FULL POST

February 16, 2024

There is a lot going on at Intercollector and managing relationships is key.

We have recently updated the website with a new homepage and About Us page. The homepage now allows for easier searches and more transparent navigation for our Auction and Buy It Now elements.... READ FULL POST

September 17, 2021

Dealer Profile: Diane Harby & Kati Wuollet-Bernal, DeeKoo Linen, Lace and More

Intercollector is in the fortunate position of working with some of the best dealers in the UK in niche markets. We recently began working with two women Diane Harby and Kati Wuollet-Bernal.... READ FULL POST

September 16, 2021

Dealer Profile: Bridget McConnel, The Thimble Society

As with most areas of the antiques and collectibles market there are incredible people behind the scenes with such a passion for their particular interest that it is infectious. This is just the case.... READ FULL POST

September 15, 2021

Dealer Profile: Gillian Webb Vintage and Antique Jewellery

Gillian Webb is the first in our dealer series. A quintessential UK dealer based out of the Bagham Barn Antiques Centre in Chilham near Canterbury, she is a fixture at fairs.... READ FULL POST

March 29, 2021

Stop the press - Intercollector is now taking on new sellers with zero upfront costs!

As the world starts to open again, Intercollector is also looking to the future and are now ready to take on new sellers. This means that we can offer dealers and traders the possibility of selling.... READ FULL POST

February 16, 2021

Just keep swimming - new site developments that give you more options and better information.

When developing a business in a changeable environment such as we are in now, the best thing to do is keep expanding your product capabilities. Define different areas that you need.... READ FULL POST

November 16, 2020

Intercollector is 1 year old! A big milestone for an up and coming business.

Today’s blog post marks Intercollector’s one-year milestone. It is hard to believe that it has been a whole year since our first auction went live on the 1st of November 2019. Since then.... READ FULL POST

October 23, 2020

Highlights from the brilliant Times article published on the 10th of October

I had the pleasure of reading this article in the Sunday Times the other day. It is written by the venerable writer Ben Macintyre. He is a celebrated historian, author and journalist who writes.... READ FULL POST

August 31, 2020

The Hiscox Online Art Trade Report 2020 - A concise picture of the online market today.

Recently I had the pleasure of reading the Hiscox Online Art Trade Report 2020 by Robert Read the Head of Art and Private Clients at Hiscox Insurance. This was just published last month.... READ FULL POST

August 18, 2020

Portobello Road Saturday Vintage and Antiques Market. Working together makes everything possible.

As I made my way to Portobello on Saturday morning, I was mentally crossing my fingers that it would not have been too drastically changed. I was also hoping that if there were crowds that people would be.... READ FULL POST

July 31, 2020

The UK auction market is unique and fragmented. Now is the opportunity for a fresh approach.

At Intercollector we are downing tools in August to take a breather and work on other aspects of the business. This is not uncommon in the auction world. August has always been the quietest month.... READ FULL POST

July 13, 2020

Joli Vintage Living - the place where Greenwich's vintage history remains.

Greenwich has a rich history and significance in many areas. It is of course the place where Greenwich Mean Time comes from since Greenwich is positioned at zero degrees longitude.... READ FULL POST

July 10, 2020

With fairs and markets starting up again this week, what does the landscape look like?

This week I was able to go to the first large antiques fair at Kempton and see the reopening of Spitalfields Antique Market. I was excited by the prospect of returning to the vibrant trade of antiques.... READ FULL POST

June 23, 2020

The auction market has adapted at a record pace. Can Intercollector capture the lightning in the bottle?

It is now summertime and the auction market is slowly and carefully opening its doors again. This has been a time for accelerated change in all fields of business. Before, technology was assisting companies.... READ FULL POST

May 5, 2020

How Intercollector is navigating through this new environment.

It’s been over three months since the last blog post. In this period of such trauma and turmoil there did not seem to be anything to write about that added anything positive. In our field, auctions .... READ FULL POST

January 14, 2020

Egyptian Revival - How this ancient iconography became so influential.

Egyptian Revival (ER) design represents the appropriation of Egyptian iconography of the ancient pharaohs mainly Tutankhamun. Most people think of ER as connected to the Art Deco period.... READ FULL POST

December 20, 2019

2020 is coming and it is time to reflect on how we got here. It's all about the journey!

All told, 2019 has been a pretty good year for Intercollector. The business has hit all its goals and we are very happy with what we have accomplished. The company is now seeing some traction.... READ FULL POST

December 2, 2019

The Ally Pally Antiques and Collectors Fair - which way is the wind blowing?

I spent a couple of hours at the Alexandra Palace Antiques and Collectors Fair yesterday. I have always really enjoyed this fair with its cavernous gorgeous venue and the crowds that turn up.... READ FULL POST

November 23, 2019

Our first auction of fine art is curated by well-known dealer David Brooker.

The auction business is similar to many businesses – contacts and trust are key. When starting an online auctioneer one could be forgiven for thinking that we deal with such a global audience.... READ FULL POST

November 1, 2019

Bidding is now live! Find that unique piece of jewellery to love or give.

As people are out having fun for Halloween, here I sit waiting for the first Intercollector auctions to go live. I suppose this is how I have fun – sad but true! I hope that everyone likes the items.... READ FULL POST

October 23, 2019

The training wheels are off! Intercollector launches today.

Today is a day that we at Intercollector will be remembering for many years to come. After three years of development, we have finally taken the training wheels off and we have launched.... READ FULL POST

October 20, 2019

All hail William Spratling - The Father of Mexican Silver and the Taxco Tradition

Collecting can be such a journey. I am constantly learning new things about people and places based solely on the items that I am drawn to and add to my collections. Many times, it is unplanned.... READ FULL POST

October 5, 2019

Managing your collections online. What is the best option for you?

One aspect of Intercollector is that we offer free collection management software to our users. This is not a blog post about how great our collection management software is so I hope you will read on.... READ FULL POST

September 28, 2019

Antique Scottish Agate Jewellery - Great design always comes back!

One of the most exciting aspects of collecting is finding a new type of item to collect. This past year I have started a collection of antique Scottish agate jewellery. It is still a small collection, but I am always .... READ FULL POST

September 16, 2019

Intercollector: Disruption or Evolution? It is time to embrace the present.

Launching a start-up is a gruelling business. Entrepreneurs must deal with a lot and Intercollector is no exception. I have had recent experiences that reflect people's fear and feelings of intimidation.... READ FULL POST

September 13, 2019

Thoughts on Collecting – The Greatest Hobby of All Time!

As I sit in Starbucks to try and escape the heat, I contemplate what collecting means to me. Even before the art and vintage that I collected during my adult years, I was always collecting.... READ FULL POST

August 20, 2019

There are many antique markets and fairs happening daily in the UK. Totally analogue and brilliant!

The antique fairs and markets in the UK are the best in the world. It is part of mainstream culture and is one aspect of the antiques trade that has changed very little in the past hundreds of years.... READ FULL POST

August 12, 2019

Joseff of Hollywood - Jewellery that added to the glamour of films during the 1930s - 1960s

One of the most exciting things about working with auctions is that there are always new things to learn about. I have been collecting jewellery for over two decades and yet never came across.... READ FULL POST

August 12, 2019

Our Inaugural Auction - Let's Go! From Victorian to Egyptian Revival there is something for all tastes

Blog post…blog post….hmmm….OK let’s get on with it! Intercollector is holding its inaugural sale in the next few weeks and I think as a new business this is what separates the men from the boys.... READ FULL POST