Antiques are items belonging to old periods, but possessing some value or uniqueness associated with it. It is a pleasure to own some ancient piece which is highly valued in the present age. Antiques can be anything from pottery to jewelry. Often the items exhibit workmanship. Collecting antique items is a hobby for some people. The prices of antiques are usually well above the normal range, but varies depending on the item and its public acceptance. The old piece can be bought through antique dealers and auction services. There are many laws governing the selling and buying of antiques, hence less dupery in the business. The value of an antique keeps on increasing with time in contrast with other depreciative items.