Artware (as distinct from “Fine Art”) is commonly defined as:
“an article of china, porcelain, glass, or the like, prized for its artistry and collected as an art object”. . . .
whereas Collectables are typically :
” a manufactured item designed for people to collect”.
In this respect, they are distinguishable from other subjects of collections, which may also include natural objects (e.g., butterflies) and objects manufactured for purposes other than collecting (e.g., stamps & coins). Some objects designed for other purposes, such as toys , become so popular among collectors that they are later marketed specifically to that audience.
The high price for certain older Star Wars action figures is a good example of this phenomenon since the figures were originally intended to be purchased as toys rather than collectibles.
Artware and collectables are prized in the eye of the beholder and as such – almost anything can fall into the category of a “Collectable”.
Please now proceed to the following pages listed in our Catalogue under the sub-heading “Artware & Collectables” – for further information and to review our stock of items for sale . . . . .