Antiques are a great way to adorn your rooms. But there are several things to consider before you buy that rare antique item that you have been looking for so long. Antique hunting secrets are important if you plan to make Antiquing a hobby or business and the first thing you need to be absolutely sure about is what makes something an antique. Here are some of the questions beginners often ask on my antiquing courses. One of the most important things that every antique owner checks first – is the VALUE! You might ask why, but the answer lies in the question. Antiques are antiques if they offer great value and contribution to owner.