How to start an Antiques business
Ms. Peake's comprehensive guide to starting a homebased antiques business was very helpful. Not only does she cover the basics of overhead and markup, as well as possible sources of antiques for resale, but she also addresses a number of important considerations before one even thinks about getting into the business. (A love of antiques and the "thrill of finding a treasure at a bargain price" are simply not enough to make a successful business.) This book is a must-read for anyone considering opening an antiques shop, homebased or otherwise. Reviewer: A reader from Nebraska, 1999
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Your Money in Antiques in 60 Days:
And Other Secrets of the Antiques Business
by George Grotz
Popular antiques expert George Grotz reveals how to make real money in the antiques trade -- must reading for every collector, auction-goer, and flea-market fanatic.
and Selling Antiques:
A Dealer Shows How to Get into the Business
by Sara Pitzer, Don Cline
"A profusion of tips . . . " -Antiques Dealer
A professional guide to: getting started with minimal investment; identifying auctioneers.
Jenkins' Appraisal Book:
Identifying, Understanding, and Valuing Your Treasures
by Emyl Jenkins
Emyl Jenkins takes you through your home and teaches you how to identify,
assess, record, and preserve your personal treasures. She also gives step-by-step advice
on how to evaluate, insure, and sell your property; make photographic inventories; file
claims for damage; and settle an estate.
"What is it?" "How old is it?" "What is it worth?" These are some of the questions Emyl Jenkins hears every day -- and ones she will help the reader to answer. Emyl's chatty style, helpful tips on preserving collections, and a full question-and-answer section make this book an essential for every home.
The down-to-earth concepts and original anecdotes in this how-to guide on
finding antique treasures shows how others operate so that new collectors can enhance
their own skills.
Secrets on "picking" for antiques & collectibles. This is probably the worlds first book about pickers and picking for antiques & collectibles. The author, Joe Willard , January 18, 1999