Collecting antiques is not only a fun hobby, it can be rewarding in so many different ways. They can be a smart financial investment, the perfect addition to a room, or just an enjoyable way of leaning about life during eras gone by. The categories can be as endless as the actual artifacts themselves. The antiquities of ancient Rome, Greece, Egypt, and the far east can range from collecting sculptures to rare manuscripts. Maritime antiques can include navigational charts and instruments, to ship portholes and hatches. Furniture has been a focus of many decorators. You probably have something in your home right now that has been passed down from family members. This is probably the first place to start. The Antiques Roadshow is always amazing someone with the value of something they brought in that has been in their home for years. Hopefully you can find the treasure you’ve been looking for right here.