Firstly, it is important to note that this document is not about restoration. It is about preservation and generally, a less is more approach to maintaining your collection. The arms and armour we sell here at Nicholas Wells Antiques have all been checked in our workshops and are ready to be received in perfect condition. They do not require further restoration, but they will benefit from careful handling. Here we

Starting your collection of Antique Indo-Persian Arms and Armour can be quite daunting. With there being an array of weapons, ranging from Tulwars, Katars, Pesh Kabz’, Shields, Maces and much (much) more it really is hard to know where to begin. But fear not, we have put together a little guide, which should give you a direction as to how to start and grow your collection. Collecting is like anything

When valuing anything from antique sculpture, rococo mirrors or in this case, antique Indo Persian Arms and Armour, there are two main factors to take into account. First is the ‘perceived market value’ and secondly the rarity of the item. The perceived market value is often what Auction houses will do. A Tulwar (sword) with a fine gold hilt and an un-deciphered inscription would often be valued around £1500-2000. The

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