Stoking Interest in Antique Stove
Editor’s Note: While WorthPoint strives to help you get the most from your art, antiques and collectibles, it also strives to give back to communities by offering advice and expertise. Christopher Kent relates one such attempt.
How to Understand Antiques, Collectibles And Art Prices
Auction value, retail value, insurance replacement value, appropriate marketplace, fair-market value, cash value—all terms applied to antiques, art and collectibles.
An Eye for Designing with Antiques and Collectibles
Editor’s Note: Are your antiques and collectibles trapped in seclusion or piled up in the corner like junk mail? If you need help displaying your collection, send us your questions, and let our Worthologist, Christopher Kent, help resolve the problem.
Scale, Balance and Placement of Your Antiques and Collectibles
How To Clean Silver–Buyer Beware
There are many products out there on the market assuring you that their quick and easy method will not only clean your silver to its original pristine color and condition but will provide testimonials attesting to the efficaciousness of the product supplied by museums, cathedrals and “as seen on TV.” Ultimately, when done, they’ll have you convinced that your piece of silver will be whistlin
How to Ask a Question
You have an antique and you want to know more about it. How do you know where to start and what to ask?
How To Understand Why One Item Has More Then One Price
When people see varied terms listed behind a valuation, most aren’t sure what they mean, and why each ultimately has a different dollar value placed on it. So let me help you through the process with these basic definitions.
How to Clean Antique Table Linen
I personally have a passion for antique table linen and usually can find great pieces in less august settings. Therefore, these pieces are sometimes in less than perfect condition. Double, triple and quadruple damask (categories which denote successive levels of thread quantity, the higher the better) in less than perfect condition are usually redeemable.
Who Pays More?
Did you know that a typical collectible change hands more than 10 times as it moves up the ladder from the original owner to the final collector? Right then, if the collector pays 100% of the value what do others pay? Here’s a breakdown of the list of possible candidates.
Collectors – usually pay 50 to 75% of retail value and pay the highest % of value for rare and unusual items.