An overview of our favourite antique clock types

An overview of our favourite antique clock types
Posted on 29 December 2016

Here at Howard Walwyn, we have a magnificent range of antique clocks ready and waiting to be taken home and treasured for years to come. Whether you are an avid antique clock collector, or are just starting out in the timepiece world, we’ve put together a brief overview of the different varieties of clocks we sell to help you to make the all-important decision: Longcase clocks Having been first developed in 1660, antique longcase clocks have been an absolute favourite of clo... Read More »

Getting ready for the change of time as British Summer Time comes to an end

Getting ready for the change of time as British Summer Time comes to an end
Posted on 27 October 2016

 The time of year has come around when we get to spend a joyous extra hour in bed on Sunday morning as the clocks go back and British Summer Time comes to an end. To get yourself ready for the change in seasons, we’ve got a short guide on how best to prepare for the end of British Summer Time, which comes this Sunday, on October 30th, at 2am. The best way to beat the inevitable winter blues is to keep yourself busy, and these next few pointers w... Read More »

Guide to caring for your antique clocks in the winter months

Guide to caring for your antique clocks in the winter months
Posted on 24 October 2016

 Something you may not be aware of with your antique clocks is that the moisture levels in your home can have an effect on these treasured pieces. It is important to consider this all year round, but particularly when the weather starts to turn a little colder in the autumn and winter months, as this is when the most damage can be done. We’ve got a few things that you should consider to make sure that your antique clocks receive the best care possible during t... Read More »

Where does the word ‘antique’ originate from?

Where does the word ‘antique’ originate from?
Posted on 06 August 2015

As having an interest in antiques themselves often entails having an interest in the history and origins of artworks and artefacts, we decided that we would take this one step further to bring you the etymology, or word history, of the word ‘antique’. The word antique first appeared written in the English language as an adjective in the 1530s, and was used to mean ‘aged’ or ‘venerable’. Although we pronounce it wi... Read More »

HM Revenue & Customs crack down on the tax evasion of eBay antique traders

HM Revenue & Customs crack down on the tax evasion of eBay antique traders
Posted on 05 August 2015

With the rise in sellers taking to eBay to sell their antiques, such as antique mantel clocks, often without any credentials or trusted reputation, HM Revenue & Customs have begun a crackdown on those avoiding paying their taxes by not declaring their trade income. HM Revenue & Customs were given new powers of investigation in 2014 which meant that they could make eBay and other online portal hand over seller account details and selling histories... Read More »

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