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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Relics a vital link to our city's past

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Relics a vital link to our city's past Hong Kong does not stand out as a place rich in history and antiquities. Its rapid rise from small fishing village to leading ... Kong's past is not being well preserved. The archaeological work was commissioned by the MTR years ago under the supervision of the Antiquities and Monuments Office. One may wonder why ...

  2. Antique maps

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Sofia Suarez

    ... Sofia Suarez I have dabbled in collecting Chinese furniture and art objects, and would now like to buy an antique map of the region. What do I need to know? WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS ... be considerably more.' RESOURCES Books (Amazon.com): Antique Maps by C. Moreland and D. Bannister ($123); Collecting Old Maps by F.J. Manasek ($320); Collecting Antique Maps by Jonathan Potter ($190, ...

  3. Developers seek a new look for antiques district

    Posted Sep 16th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung $10m revamp for Hollywood Road 'will boost tourism' Property developers and more than 100 antique-shop owners are proposing a series of landscape enhancements ... with the government and we are now waiting for a detailed reply,' he said. Hollywood Road antique-shop owner Victor Choi said that although the government had made some improvements, including repaving ...

  4. HK suspects held for smuggling antiques

    Posted Feb 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... police said they had recovered 563 antiques when making the arrests, adding 128 were 'highly valuable'. The Anhui Daily said the seizure was the largest haul of antiques on the mainland ... and Shandong. Li Xiusong, director of the Anhui Cultural Relics Management Bureau, said the value of the items had yet to be assessed. 'Police are finalising the transfer of the antiques ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Government told to devise new plan to protect ancient relics

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:35pm by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... near an under-construction railway station after a plan put forward by the MTR Corporation failed to convince antiquities advisers. The rail operator proposed installing sheet piling near ... the Antiquities Advisory Board that this was the only way to avoid delaying the project for years. Sheet piling is made up of interlocking panels of steel driven into the ground. Board chairman Andrew Lam ...

  6. News - World - LITERATURE

    Scientists confirm book in a Harvard library is bound in human skin

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:45am by AFP

    ... (On the destiny of the soul) is part of the antique book collection of the university's Houghton Library, which specialises in rare and antique works. Harvard conservators and scientists ...

  7. 'She was so old she struck me as being antique'

    Posted Oct 15th 2005, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... was private and had smaller classes. The teacher I remember most taught me Italian. I liked her because she was a lot of fun but she was old, in fact so old she struck me as being antique. Compared ...

  8. Antique fairs abound

    Posted May 24th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... simultaneously with very similar names, causing some major confusion among buyers. The Asia International Arts & Antiques Fair starts tomorrow at the AsiaWorld-Expo and the International Asian Antique and Art Fair starts on Friday at the China Resources Building in Wan Chai. The AIAAF runs until Monday and admission is $100, while the IAAAF continues to the following Wednesday ...

  9. Asia fires up antique sales

    Posted Nov 11th 2005, 12:00am by John Goodall

    ... of an antique watch. The back of the piece is adorned with an enamel-painted scene of a large serpent attacking a lady and her Hindu escorts as they ride on an elephant. The bezels are set with pearls. ...

  10. World Antique Compact Exhibition

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... World Antique Compact Exhibition Featuring 90 cosmetic compacts from Japanese cosmetic house Kanebo's collection, created between 1873 and the 1950s. Highlights include a 1952 'Bird-in-hand' compact (above) designed by Salvador Dali, and a bracelet compact belonging to Nepal's royal family. Daily, 11am-8pm. Opens today. 21/F, Function Room, Sogo Department Store, Causeway ...




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