With the advent of the TV series “Antiques Roadshow,” interest in antiquing has increased greatly. Many people enjoy scouring the countryside for unique antiques, and this can be a great outing for a group of friends.
Pick a day and plan to spend the whole day together. Many of the best antique stores are in tiny towns, so leave early enough to allow time to get to your first stop around opening time. Map out a route so that you can get to » Continue Reading
You can easily find antique shops in your area by searching online. Look for thrift stores, flea markets and other resell type shops. This is where you can find intriguing antiques for less. Browsing the merchandise at antique shops is a fun way to spend the weekend. You can discover little treasures that you can take home to paint or repair. Consider buying and selling the antiques you acquire. There is a huge market of online buyers » Continue Reading
The Antiques Roadshow is a popular show because many people are interested in the history and origin of antiques. Antique collecting is a hobby that is shared by millions of people around the world. The most interesting part of the show is watching the appraisals. Sometimes people bring in items that don’t seem worth very much but are appraised much higher. This brings excitement to the television show. You can look for antiques in your community by shopping at second-hand stores. Learn more about the antique appraisal process by reading antique books. These books can be found » Continue Reading
Do you have a family treasure that you want to know more about? Researching a family treasure can be time-consuming but also great fun!
First determine if your piece is marked. Searching for trademarks or signatures may make short work of your search.
Begin on the internet. Your browser may bring up sites run by collectors, online antique stores or auctions sites that have your family heirloom or one similar to it. You may even find a site where you can ask collectors or dealers questions. Donâ€™t forget to check in â€œimages,â€ too.
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The Antiques Roadshow is proof that there are some fabulous finds out there at local flea markets. Although flea markets seem to have a bad reputation for being full of useless junk, the savvy antique collectors know that this is not the case. Many great and unique vintage items are available at flea markets for a great price, but you have to know a few things to find them.
First, go to the flea market early. Generally, collectors know what they’re looking for and they’ll snag it early in the day, so you’ve got to beat them » Continue Reading
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