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Stories about Antiques Dealers

Stories about Antiques Dealers

Tips and real stories involving dumpsters, actual appraisal values and eBay that you can use to separate the reputable antiques dealers from the not so reputable. Many antiques dealers run upstanding businesses, but some do not. Here are some examples of the not so reputable.


Three Scams to Avoid when Selling

Three Scams to Avoid when Selling

Have you been told that your antique is worthless? Don't fall victim to these tricks and lose money when selling. Based on actual events for Civil War collectibles, Lionel trains, and Norman Rockwell drawings.


3 Best Times to Sell Antiques

3 Best Times to Sell Antiques

Do you sell antiques like Spode only at Christmas? A Joe Namath print by Leroy Neimen during the Super Bowl? Maybe you don't rush and you wait to sell the wicker furniture in two years for the most value? Does it depend on the antique you are selling? How do you use the news and social media? Find out with my guidelines for all types of antiques.


Avoid 3 Mistakes Selling Antiques

Avoid 3 Mistakes Selling Antiques

Are you not getting top dollar when selling antiques because you reveal too much? Did someone tell you that your antique has no value and you made the mistake believing them? Are you advertising the wrong information and potentially setting yourself up for theft? See how to avoid these antiques selling mistakes.


Olympic Collectibles Tips

Olympic Collectibles Tips
Trying to sell your Olympic collectibles or wondering what yours are worth? Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori reveals her three tips on what items sell for the highest dollar. She reveals tips on the Olympic items to buy at that yard sale and flea market.

3 Mistakes Reading Marks

3 Mistakes Reading Marks

Are you trying to read that mark on a piece of pottery, ceramic, or china? Do you think that number is the year the piece was made? Don't research with the wrong information just because you misread a mark. Avoid these common pitfalls.


How to Find Cash in the Trash

How to Find Cash in the Trash

Are you a trash picker? Dumpster diver? Here are little known tips to spot the cash in the dumpster or in curbside trash. Many DIYers will pay cash for these items to use in their DIY projects. Find them in the trash for zero and sell them.


3 Yard Sale Selling Tips

3 Yard Sale Selling Tips

Did you know there are robberies at yard sales? Even days after the sale? Wonder how you can make more money at your sale? Follow these guidelines to create bidding wars and charge premiums at your sale.


3 Auction Selling Tips

3 Auction Selling Tips

Are you trying to sell your antique at auction for quick cash? Don't get a return reply, email or phone call from the auction house after asking them about your antique? Have you left pieces at an auction for sale? Answered yes? Make sure you aren't losing money.


Three Reasons Antiques Sell High

Three Reasons Antiques Sell High

Why do certain antiques sell for more money than others? Use these three factors to determine if your antique has the stuff to get top dollar. If you are buying an antique, understand how these reasons can help you get a lower price and better deal.


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Stories about Antiques Dealers

Stories about Antiques Dealers

Tips and real stories involving dumpsters, actual appraisal values and eBay that you can use to separate the reputable antiques dealers from the not so reputable. Many antiques dealers run upstanding businesses, but some do not. Here are some examples of the not so reputable.

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