Welcome to Hampshire Antiques Ltd in Vancouver, B.C.. We are now located on 1622 W. 75th Ave on the Mezzanine Floor in the Greenhawk Building. We are open by chance or appointment only from Tuesday to Saturday 11-4.
We have a large stock of unusual and decorative antiques and paintings.. We also have furniture, mainly smaller items from $350 and up. Hanging on our walls are about a hundred old framed prints, watercolours and oil paintings in the $100 to $45,000 range.
We guarantee the authenticity of all the antiques we sell and they are all restored to perfect condition. Any piece that is restored is marked as such.
Just Published! Four Star Rating for antiques mystery novel The Portland Payoff
“Author Robin Williams’ intelligence is evident on every page. It is clear he knows a lot about the world of antiques. It is his passion that makes this story come to life. Never before has the gritty world of antique shows been so accurately described. Every elbow thrown between seniors, every item smoothly stolen from table tops and every sound, smell, and sight are present. For anyone wondering if there really is any danger to collecting antiques, look no further than Portland Payoff.
Williams also has a keen ability to make every character, even the minor ones, feel real. When a pushy man trying to get information about someone’s whereabouts bullies a young woman, the reader can envision the fear on her face and can feel pity for her plight. Williams creates this emotional reaction in the reader with only a few sentences.”
–Andrew Keyser, Portland Book Review
This is the second novel in the series featuring dealers Frank Ball, Catherine and Colin from Regency Antiques in Vancouver.
This story has its roots in the late stages of WW2. The chance availablity of a valuable artifact surfacing in the United States leads Frank and Company into Oregon on a merry chase to buy it.
Their local competition already has the jump on them and the appearance of the glamorous and determined dealer Isobel Carter from Toronto further complicates matter.
Unforeseen consequences of an industrial accident back in the 1960s comes into play as the characters all converge on the summer Portland Antiques Expo show.
They race to be the first to locate the treasure they are all desperately hoping to find, with surprising results for Ball & Co.
The Road to Reno is an antiques mystery novel set in England, Vancouver & Reno, Nevada, It features Catherine, Colin & Frank Ball of Regency Antiques.
‘Road to Reno Fun Read for Antiquers’
– Old Stuff Magazine.
‘Road to Reno reveals the competition, rivalries and jockeying for position that go on behind the scenes in the antiques world’
– Maine Antiques Digest.
‘It is a great read.’
– Arabella Magazine.
‘Robin Williams’ discernible knowledge of and passion for the art and antique industry shines through the detailed adventure he has created in The Road to Reno. Equally obvious is his love of mystery, providing the reader with a story layered with equal parts action and intrigue.’
– Rob Cowley. Joyner Waddington’s Canadian Fine Art.
Trade Paperback. 198 pages. $19.95 plus GST.
2nd printing November, 2012.
Distribution through Hampshire Antiques. Postage & packing in Canada and the US $4.00. Signed copies available upon request.
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