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Auction for Vietnamese king’s gold seal further postponed in France

French auction house Millon has decided to defer the auction of Nguyen Dynasty King Minh Mang's 10.78-kg gold seal to November 18 noon due to “the strong interest of the Vietnamese State”.

Quang Nam man owns 2,000 antique gardening tools

Collecting old items is how 47-year-old Tran Van Phuc from Quang Nam province describes the previous daily life of the working class to the younger generation.

Colourful antique collection for the ages

When visiting Huynh Huu Loc’s woodennbsp;house in the early morning, you can see a Buddha statue in a mysterious dark-blue colour preserved solemnly at the centre of the house.

Man collects vintage timepieces from far and wide

After 15 years of research, he now owns dozens of valuable vintage clocks that fill his cozy house.

Water puppetry made from discarded materials

Mr. Ho Van Than (60 years old, Quynh Thien ward, Hoang Mai town, Nghe An province) is very admired for his flair in turning scrap shops into riveting electric puppets.

The unparalleled antique ‘warehouse’ in Hue City

Mr. Hoang at a very young age was driven by a strong sense of destiny to seek old values manifested in antiques, particularly attire from Vietnam’s last feudal dynasty – the Nguyen Dynasty.

Young man and his splendid home-based antique exhibition

Mr. Nguyen Tan Hieu, 34, in Binh Thuy district, Can Tho city has acquired a collection of around 200 valuable vintage cassettes, radios, and over 100 old kerosene lamps.

The Saigonese who owns the world’s rarest ancient Japanese pottery collection

Dao Tran Quoc Chuong, born 1974, living in District 6 in HCM City, has surprised antiques collectors in Vietnam with his invaluable collection of ancient Japanese pottery, which cannot be measured in cash.

Collecting kerosene lamps – a hobby that recalls the good old days

Visitors to a collection of kerosene lamps owned by Tran Thanh Tung in Hanoi’s Hao Nam street are amazed by the oil lamps of many types and sizes on display in his living room.


Folk tug of war seeks UNESCO recognition

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam has directed relevant agencies to join in compiling a multi-national dossier of the traditional Tug of war to seek the UNESCO's recognition as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of humanity by 2015.

The bizarre house covered by 8,000 ancient dishes

For over 20 years in Vinh Tuong, a farmer has traveled along the Red River to collect antiques. No money to buy a glass cabinet to display the antiques, he attached them to the walls of his house, turning it into a unique masterpiece.

Public museums sluggish in the race for antiques

 VietNamNet Bridge – The race for antiques is very tough among state museums, private museums, collectors and antique brokers. In this race, the weakest are state museums.

Quang Ngai: 700-year-old wreck found intact

 VietNamNet Bridge – Although the ship was submerged in the sea of Binh Chau in the central province of Quang Ngai for nearly 700 years, it remains intact, making experts surprised.

Antique appraisal service available in VN

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam's ever first antique appraisal company is up and running after a green light from culture and heritage authorities.

Waves menace 500-year-old antiques on Binh Chau wreck

Waves of more than 5m high hit the wreck that contains 500-year-old antiques in the waters of Binh Chau in the central province of Quang Ngai this morning, June 11. The excavation was suspended for the safety of dozens of professionals and workers.

Nearly 16,000 antiques salvaged from a wreck in Hoi An

Nearly 16,000 Chu Dau ceramic items which were collected from a wreck in Cu Lao Cham in Quang Nam province were shared between the salvage company and Quang Nam authorities at the proportion of 70/30.

King Thanh Thai’s niece donates over 200 antiques for Hue

Mrs. Monie Phuong, Thanh Thai King’s granddaughter, has donated more than 200 artifacts and rare documents of the Nguyen Dynasty, the last feudal reign in Vietnam, to the ancient city of Hue.

Giant thermometer in Da Lat

 VietNamNet Bridge - The thermometer of 1.16 m long, 0.31 m wide, is said to be the treasure of the elite in the resort city of Da Lat (Lam Dong Province) in the 40s.

Precious antiques of Nguyen Dynasty exhibited in Hue City

Nearly 40 bronze, porcelain, gem, gold, silver, cloth antiques and ancient documents of the Nguyen Dynasty are showcased at an exhibition that opened on April 21 in the ancient capital city of Hue.

Museum uncovers the cultural side of idyllic Phu Quoc Island

A holiday on beautiful Phu Quoc Island, in the southern province of Kien Giang , is not complete without visiting Coi Nguon (The Root) Museum, to learn about island history and life.