Quality Vintage Used Old Tools Professionally Refurbished ready for use.
Investing in Antiques and Collectables
A smart investor buys when the prices are low and sells again when they are high. A smarter investor studies the subject to gain advantage and this knowledge can be very profitable.
The antique tools market and demand for rare items has always been very buoyant, mainly due to interest and demand. Hunting and finding rare old tools is very much a challenge but this also helps to keep prices buoyant.
Above is a small selection of the vintage & antique tools that have graced our website – Many from the past year or two but there have been many more. Vintage & Antique tools like these are added here in the website every week. Check what old tools are New In to keep up to date with what’s been added and sold.
Tooltique is based in Norwich and was established 30 years ago by my father. Since his retirement it’s taken a few years for us to follow in his footsteps but the gravitational pull has grown as we gained knowledge.
I guess dealing in old tools has been a bit of a calling which has now become a bit of an obsession. Vintage & Antique tools was in our blood and rather than fight it any longer we built what you see today.
Beginners Guide to collecting tools
Without tools the human race wouldn’t have evolved and we would be no different to any other animal on this Planet. Tools could be deemed the father of all things, without them everything that is man-made would be nothing more than an idea. Once man created tools it created those all important skilled workers who mastered them, the tradesman was born! There has been an evolution of tools as with man himself, we use tools to make better tools that increase productivity. Somewhere in between there was an era where it was important how tools should be crafted and to what standards they should be created.
Old Tools are collected for a number of reasons and each person collecting them generally has a connection or interest with a certain theme. There are the obvious groups such as carpentry, leather working and mechanical but there are others such as dentistry, architectural, surgical and scientific instruments and many others besides. All subjects have history and I think where there is a practical skill it connects that person to the history of that subject. It’s interesting to know how your knowledge evolved to its current form, history and the tools used is a bit like an ancestry to those skills.
Old tool refurbishment
At Tooltique we add value to many old tools by restoring their accuracy and by improving their functionality. This saves those who purchase old tools from us a lot of time and effort and is all part of our service. We pride ourselves on the standards we set which ensures every tool sold here is fit for purpose and is ready for use where appropriate, using our knowledge to bring these vintage tools back to life again.