Making money from antiques is an extremely interesting subject, but when dealing with antiques, no rules apply. There are no licenses, licensing boards or official guidelines to follow. You can make a lot of money without doing anything illegal or unethical. This is what this book aims at achieving, to help you make a nice living by purchasing and selling antiques.
History And Background
Alex Trigger and Ceri Levy, son of a famous auction consultant, raise the curtain on the hidden world of antique collecting. They present in great detail the dynamics of the auction business and how to go about it legally. Their experience is valuable and their methods can be used by even new auctioneers. Trigger and Levy do an excellent job of describing various facets of the antiques world and how to deal with certain problems that commonly occur. They are also very helpful to those who have not been involved in auctioning before and explain the jargon that is often used.
It is not difficult to start making money from antiques if you are prepared to buy and sell items at auctions. Even if you have never been to an auction before, you can learn what to do and how to handle situations so that you will not be overwhelmed. If it is your first time going to an auction then Trigger and Levy will give you helpful hints on what you should do and how to behave. As these men are auction consultants, they will have a lot of experience in dealing with certain problems and you can benefit greatly from their knowledge.
Expanding Your Collection
The real secret is to start your collection as soon as possible and gain experience at each auction. It is the same principle as with making money in the stock market. The more you invest and learn, the better your chances of making a decent profit. To become an expert at auction sales, you must attend as many auctions as you can. Once you have become an expert at buying and selling antiques, you will be able to set up your own business selling antiques.
While there are many places where antiques can be bought and sold, some areas are better than others for making money from antiques. One good example is the antique mall. Here you can find all kinds of unique and valuable items at wholesale prices. Because these antiques are rare, the prices tend to be much higher. Another good place to look is estate auctions. At estate auctions, you will find a wide variety of items including a large variety of antiques.
Tips Of The Trade
The list of things that you can learn from auctioneers and dealers are virtually endless. If antiques are not your thing, then you can still make money from antiques by collecting items or by buying individual pieces. If you have a creative eye, you may even end up making a living by designing antiques. There is no limit to the number of ways you can make money from antiques.