It seems that just about everyone who really loves antiquing is either a dealer now, has been a dealer in the past, or is thinking of becoming a dealer soon. Summary Get the inside scoop on every aspect of antiquing - buying, cleaning, repairing, embellishing, refinishing, restoring, and selling. All recommendations are made without guarantee on the part of the author or Storey Publishing. Chicago: Helen Hemingway Benton, Publisher, 1980. If not a dealer, then at least a knowledgeable buyer.
Check and wire-transfer payments are available offline through. Staying in business is as difficult as ever, or even more so. This simply means that regardless of how low the bid is, the item will be sold to the highest bidder; there is no bottom price set by the owners or the auctioneer. Take a careful look below to see the worth behind those links. As children, twins Leigh and Leslie Keno learned to value antiques from their grandmother and their parents, who were antiques dealers. This section is loaded with innovative tips for enhancing your acquisitions. The advice and information are right up my alley: inexpensive, practical, and creative.
You'll find expert advice for getting great deals at auctions, flea markets, and shops, and you'll learn how to spot items that can be repaired to increase their value. Also, check with your local sanitation department for approved disposal methods before disposing of any potentially toxic wastes. Antique Collectors' Club Limited, 2006. Many collectors become dealers out of necessity. After years of collecting, many people realize that they have more antiques than their home can hold.
Or you should at least think like one. It was obvious to me, and to most of the others there, what was going on. Many of these so-called tricks are simple techniques learned through trial and error. They must also be knowledgeable and networked enough to find the items their clients want. This is not just another antiques identification book, price guide, or refinishing manual.
In theory, the fewer who know, the more money those in the know can make. When you sell it, your customers will appreciate this kind of information. Calculate the possible profit even before you buy it. No part of this book may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher, except by a reviewer who may quote brief passages or reproduce illustrations in a review with appropriate credits; nor may any part of this book be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means — electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or other — without written permission from the publisher. Advice for selling antiques at flea markets, on consignment, and in shops Get the inside scoop on every aspect of antiquing - buying, cleaning, repairing, embellishing, refinishing, restoring, and selling. The bidding escalated: thirty dollars, forty dollars, one hundred dollars. Establish the Provenance Provenance is just a fancy term for the origin of something.
Advice for selling antiques at flea markets, on consignment, and in shops is included. Bidding Against Dealers Now is a good time to dispel one of the most persistent misconceptions about auctions. Primarily, the advice and information imparted here are intended to allow those of you with more modest means and limited expertise an avenue of acquiring some additional income while enjoying an interesting and rewarding occupation. Until you get the hang of it, try to follow their lead. For further information, please call 1-800-793-9396. Get the inside scoop on every aspect of antiquing - buying, cleaning, repairing, embellishing, refinishing, restoring, and selling.
You should understand that this book is not really aimed at the dealers who can spend thousands of dollars on fine antiques and can afford to hold their purchases indefinitely before selling them at large profits. They sold their personal collection of antiques to pay for college. Today, Leigh is a former vice president of the appraisal department at Christie's specializing in acquiring American antiques for prestigious customers. At many estate auctions, family members will be vying for family heirlooms. The years of asking questions, buying, repairing, studying and living with antiques are important.
Our minimum order quantity is 25 copies. It makes the object less impersonal and can increase its worth, especially if the family has a history in the area. So you might say that being a dealer justifies my insatiable desire to shop for antiques. Antique collecting and dealing often runs in families, passed down from parent to child like blue or curly hair. You will not learn how to fake antiques. You'll find expert advice for getting great deals at auctions, flea markets, and shops, and you'll learn how to spot items that can be repaired to increase their value.
New York: House of Collectibles, 2008. To my grandchildren, Allison, Daniel, and Dennis, who make me stop and play. Advice for selling antiques at flea markets, on consignment, and in shops is included. This small start turns some antique collectors into antiques dealers. We offer a , and form, to make purchasing quick and easy.