Last Updated on 12/26/2004 by bidz

Antiques world potty about Scots treasures

Scotsman.com News – Scotland
GRAHAM OGILVY AND KURT BAYER

Auction prices soar as poor stock market and underperforming pensions fuel new breed of collector

MANY antiques may be cheap as chips in the current market but prices for Scottish silver, pottery and glass are soaring, fuelled by expatriate Scots and their descendants using the internet to locate cultural treasures from their motherland.

Experts have been stunned at the prices paid for unique Scottish collectables with provincial silver, Wemyss Ware pottery, Monart glass, Mauchline Ware and Jacobite memorabilia all commanding soaring prices in an otherwise flat market.”

Antiques world potty about Scots treasures