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