People have collected historical books, maps, art, furniture, and metal ware since the Middle Ages, but modern antique collecting is a relatively new hobby. Antiques, objects that are 100 years old or older, cover many categories. The most common types of antique collections include glassware and crystal, porcelain, pottery, jewelry, toys and dolls, silver, clocks, furniture, firearms, books and manuscripts, ephemera (printed materials of temporary importance, such as ticket stubs), folk art... more
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2019. 2p.