An antique picker's warehouse is likely to house a wide selection of items from various eras and various parts of the world. Some of the most common antiques that people collect are furniture, paintings, jewelry, motor vehicles, and figurines or similar toys.
The term "antiques" refers to any item that is relatively old compared to the current year, and either no longer in production or an older variety of something that is currently in production. Its age and the inability to obtain a similar item easily is what brings value to the antique.
One of the most common categories found in an antique picker's warehouse or store is furniture, because older furniture was made under very different circumstances than modern furniture. Certain pieces of antique furniture were made by a single craftsman, rather than a machine in a factory. Some antique furniture uses types of wood and other materials that are no longer readily available due to political embargoes or physical extinction.
Dolls and figurines are also commonly found at antique stores because of their limited availability. Some items, such as porcelain dolls, were only made in limited quantities. Their scarcity and age is what makes them valuable and frequently sought after.