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10 Things You Should Know about Selling your Antiques on Consignment

There comes a time in every one’s life that it is necessary to sell belongings – your own or someone else’s. Garage sales are one way but what if your stuff is of a better quality? You can sell direct to a dealer or you could might choose to consign your goods. Selling your antiques, or for that matter anything on a consignment  basis, has … Continue reading 10 Things You Should Know about Selling your Antiques on Consignment

The Strange Vocabulary at Auctions

I remember the first time I attended an antique auction. I ¬†felt intimidated to be buying antiques on the same level as experienced dealers and collectors. On top of that the auctioneer had his own vocabulary that I couldn’t understand. But I learned fast. Here are some terms auctioneers use and what they mean: RESERVE PRICE: The minimum price the consignor of the object will … Continue reading The Strange Vocabulary at Auctions