Into Antiques?

On ebay you'll find over 100 categories covering the Medieval and Renaissance periods, through Georgian, Regency and Victorian, to Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

Antique Dealers in California

Linda Stamberger

Linda Stamberger, author of "Antiquing In Florida", is a Florida expert and freelance writer of many genres. Visit this site to read her articles - some of which are available for purchase - as is her book.

Brooks Novelty Antiques and Records

Brooks Novelty is an all-vinyl record store. We specialize in: jukeboxes, vintage soda machines, antique slot machines, pin balls, arcade games, neon clocks and signs, rare concert posters, old advertising signs and much more!

The Antique Company

Established in the late 1900's, we occupy a huge corner building with a small garden area that leads to another 1000 sq foot store (called TAC) that contains our Mid Century collection.

Vintage Westclox

Westclox photo identification gallery and history and information of clocks, watches and other timepieces. This site primarily displays American clocks made by Westclox that were made from the early 1900's up to about the 1960's.

Antique Appraisals On-Line

We are one of the country's largest, oldest, most qualified and respected appraisal services. The majority of our appraisals are estate and personal property evaluations for valuation documentation purposes. However, we have evaluated goods and personal property for natural disaster losses (hurricanes), theft, fire, freight and shipping damage after the loss has occurred.

Connoisseur Antiques

Featuring fine antique furniture, Connoisseur Antiques is a Los Angeles Antique Furniture Showroom specializing in antique clocks and mirrors, European and French antiques, Antique Lighting, Chandeliers, Sconces, Armoires and much more.

Liz's Antique Hardware

Antique Hardware is the backbone of our business. We offer a complete selection of door, window and furniture hardware, lighting and accessories circa 1890 to 1970.

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall is the largest antique mall in northern California. We opened our doors in October 1997 with 75 dealers and today we have over 200 of San Francisco's most professional antique specialists.

Ambiance Antiques

Importer of 18th and 19th Century French Antiques

C'est La Vie Antiques

European Antique and Accessories in San Diego, CA.

Lang Antiques

We carry a large selection of fine antique jewelry, antique rings & antique engagement rings. We also have vintage estate jewelry, vintage estate rings & vintage estate engagement rings from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian & Art Deco style periods.

Once in a Blue Moon Online Thrift Store

We are an online thrift store featuring new, used, and unusual items.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Gun collector loses fight to keep 350 weapons at his home - Oxfordshire News

Gun collector loses fight to keep 350 weapons at his home - Oxfordshire News

Gun collector loses fight to keep 350 weapons at his home

A 67-YEAR-OLD antique gun collector yesterday remained defiant after losing a fight to keep his 350 shotguns at home.

Headington property owner Martin Young yesterday lost an appeal against the decision to ban him from getting his gun licence back.

The Headington Hill resident has been involved in a long dispute with Oxford City Council over his rundown house in Old High Street, Headington.

Police seized his guns and revoked his licence in 2008 after he told council officer Melanie Mutch over the phone: “I am armed, blood will be spilt.”

He pleaded guilty to a public order offence and waited before his two-year conditional discharge was over before reapplying for the licence.

But at Oxford Crown Court yesterday, Recorder Patrick Hamlin dismissed his appeal against Thames Valley Police’s decision not to return the licence. In his judgment, Mr Hamlin said Mr Young’s issues with the council were still “unresolved”.

He said he did not think “Mr Young has the required stable, sensible and proportionate approach to the responsibilities required of a certificate holder.”

But last night Mr Young said: “I am not a bad man. I am a good man.”

Mr Young has held the licence most of his life but said he had not fired a gun for more than 20 years.

And last night he said he had made the comments to Ms Mutch under the pressure of looking after his severely ill mother – who died in December 2009.

He said: “I made one mistake under extreme stress when looking after my mother 24/7.

“I snapped and I said things I shouldn’t have done.”

He said the failure of the appeal was a “temporary setback” and when asked if he was confident he would get his licence back he said: “If justice is to prevail, yes.”

But he said he would now focus on settling the dispute with the city council before reapplying for the licence.

He is currently appealing against the council’s decision to block his plan to knock down the house and build five three-storey homes.

A decision will be made by an independent planning inspector in August but meanwhile he is also preparing an application to extend the house. If either application is approved he plans to sell the site to a developer.

But he said he would sell the house before applying for his licence again.

He said: “I am trying my hardest to move on.

“I am desperately trying to sort that all out but it all takes time and I am a one-man band.”

Mr Young said his licence appeal, including the £4,500 in costs he was yesterday ordered to pay to Thames Valley Police, had cost him £10,000.

He believes his collection, dating back to the late 18th century, is likely to be one of the biggest in the country.

It has been in storage at St Aldate’s Police Station in Oxford since 2008.

Mr Young now has 30 days to arrange for the weapons to be moved before the police can sell them at auction.

Police have valued the collection at £65,000 but Mr Young said it was worth £350,000.

He said: “We are not talking peanuts. It’s a life’s work.”


Christine Hovis says...
11:22am Thu 5 Jul 12

It's clearly Mr Young's life's work to try and be annoying to the authorities. Problem is, that focus on fighting the council is costing us all money. Christine Hovis

Dilligaf2010 says...
11:39am Thu 5 Jul 12

[quote][p][bold]Christine Hovis[/bold] wrote: It's clearly Mr Young's life's work to try and be annoying to the authorities. Problem is, that focus on fighting the council is costing us all money.[/p][/quote]Completely agree. Dilligaf2010


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