Antiques & Art
inFebruary 19, 2008 - 3:15pm
Quick Facts About Heisey Glass:
The Heisey factory was in business from 1896 through 1957.
Quality glass like that produced by Heisey has been nicknamed “elegant” glass by antiques dealers and collectors.
inFebruary 14, 2008 - 2:05pm
Shop owners sometimes feel the need to have an appraisal conducted for pieces about which they are unsure, in an effort to properly authenticate items prior to their being listed. Others have them done in order to be able to use the appraisal document in their listing as evidence of authenticity and/or certain value.
inFebruary 7, 2008 - 1:45pm
Decorative sterling silver and silverplated wares can add beauty and elegance to a table or buffet. But what about caring for those pretty candlesticks, serving trays and chafing dishes? Won't they just tarnish and become a burden that you'll never use?
inFebruary 5, 2008 - 1:42pm
In our age of precise atomic clocks and the easy ability for most of the world’s population to buy a timepiece locally capable of accurately telling them the time of day, it is difficult to imagine that keeping time was once a precious commodity available to few.
inFebruary 5, 2008 - 8:08am
Between 500 CE to 1500 CE in Europe technological advancement almost ceased. During this period, sundials placed above doorways were used to identify midday and four "tides" (important times or periods) of the sunlit day. Then, in the first half of the 14th century, large mechanical clocks began to appear in the towers of several large Italian cities.
inJanuary 29, 2008 - 12:35pm
When a customer purchases an item from an online seller, the item they receive should be exactly as it is described in the item listing. If the description states the item was made in 1960 or it is made of bronze, then it should be. If the item is damaged, then this should also be noted.
inJanuary 23, 2008 - 7:42am
By now, many of you may have heard about the stolen Norman Rockwell painting found in movie director Steven Spielberg's collection. Spielberg is an avid art collector who sits on the board of the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The case is currently being litigated in Federal Court in Nevada and is expected to drag on for most of this year.
inJanuary 15, 2008 - 12:02pm
Developing a business plan is the best method of creating a profitable antique business. Many practices and procedures go into making a business plan. Items to be considered include: what kind of antiques will I carry, where will I buy these items, where will I sell these items, how much can I pay for a given item and how much will my business cost me to operate?
inJanuary 8, 2008 - 12:20pm
Collectors, the following procedure is a proper procedure to follow when you are considering buying an item to add to your collection.
inJanuary 8, 2008 - 12:15pm
Most new antique businesses fail in the first two years. In my opinion, the major reason for nearly all failures is the lack of a business plan. New dealers have the belief that it is easy to make money in the antique trade. They operate under the assumption that all they need to do is buy an item and sell that item for more money then they paid. Nothing could be further from the reality of the antique trade.