History; that’s what Load of Rubbish sifts through every time we go to a job. Oftentimes the items we collect have little value beyond the raw materials taken from them—like precious metals, plastics, and glass harvested from old electronics. Other times, we come across vintage pieces that hearken back to days long ago. Just because something is old though, does that immediately give it heritage status or make it a vintage find worth preserving? Not necessarily, and sometimes those old things are more trouble than they are worth. So what is the difference between vintage vs antiquated items?