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
What is your first reaction when you look at this image of the sofa for sale? Would you buy it? I received an email today from a friend who had received three pictures from someone she knew who was trying to sell an antique sofa and chair. The email was passed on to me in case I might know someone who was looking for such … Continue reading Why Good Photos help to sell your Antiques.
Winter is never a great time to make changes that would cause you or someone you love to have to move from their home. However, sometimes life throws curve balls. You may find yourself not only having to make a decision about where to move, but also what to take with you, what to donate, and what to sell. But how can you tell which … Continue reading Why Antique Appraisals ?
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
I received an email from a reader this week about crystal. Here it is: “I have a few pieces of crystal that my grandma bought in the forties in New York City. I was wondering if there are any kind of There are few antiques that, if well maintained, can look as beautiful as the day they were made – crystal is one of them. … Continue reading Antique Crystal: Collectible or not?