New FREE Antiques, Retro & Collecting Magazine

Earlier this year, I was delighted to be invited to write for an exciting new magazine called ‘Antiques, Retro & Collectables‘. Especially as the roster of writers included talented specialists I worked with on Collect It! magazine, which had very sadly ceased publication a few months earlier. The opportunity of working with the much-loved and respected Eric Knowles, Tracy Martin, Sue Brewer, and Kathy Martin was too much to resist, and I jumped at the chance.
There are two major differences between ARC magazine (as it has become known) and other antiques and collectables magazines – it’s online and it’s FREE to read. Each issue can be opened and read on screen using the latest in technology, or else you can download and print it out if you prefer to curl up on a comfy chair to enjoy it. But the technical whizzes behind it are working on that angle too – in a few months time, you’ll be able to download it to your iPad, iPhone or Kindle to enjoy in glorious technicolour wherever you are. Watch this space.
But back to today, and the magazine. You’ll find an enormous variety in each issue from traditional ceramics such as Moorcroft or Della Robbia, to haute couture fashion and modern design by the likes of Schiaparelli and Philippe Starck, to divine dolls, tempting teddies, gorgeous glass, and so much more! The magazine is aimed firmly at collectors like you and me, so although there are some expensive pieces to dream about, we’re ‘keeping it real‘ (to use modern day parlance) by filling it with affordable treasures, top tips and fascinating stories.
Time flies when you’re having fun, and we’re already on issue 4, so there’s plenty of catching up to do! This month’s issue also sees me as ‘Featured Writer’, a new page that lets you learn a little more about each of the writers involved. That joins my articles on Bjorn Wiinblad ceramics, and antique biscuit tins. Articles I’ve written for past issues include Carnival Glass, Stuart Devlin’s designs for Viner’s, Whitefriars’ Blown Soda range of glass, and Victorian ‘scraps’.
I’ll say it again – it’s FREE! What’s stopping you? Visit and enjoy the read now.

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