Thom Pattie and the art of the auction
Chief Worthologist Thom Pattie started out as a utility-company linesman stringing cable and putting up transformers—clearly a long way, figuratively and literally, from the antiques and collectibles business.
Thom Pattie and the Art of the Auction
Chief Worthologist Thom Pattie started out as a utility company linesman stringing cable and putting up transformers – clearly a long way and high up from the antiques and collectibles business.
Antiques Shops Make More Money “Buying Right”
Many years past, I learned an important lesson that applies to most, if not all, businesses, antiques and collectibles shops included. The president of a local meat-packing company and I were reviewing the company’s financial statements and one-year outlook.
An Eye for Designing with Antiques and Collectibles
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Scale, Balance and Placement of Your Antiques and Collectibles
Antiques shops make more money “buying right”
Many years past, I learned an important lesson that applies to most, if not all, businesses, antiques and collectibles shops included. The president of local meat-packing company and I were reviewing the company’s financial statements and one-year outlook. This was an intense meeting as competition was fierce and the company’s survival depended on the decisions made and business model chosen.
Confessions of an Eclectic Collector
When asked, “What antiques do you collect?” I usually reply, “I am an eclectic collector.” Instead of limiting myself to one area, I study multiple but distinct categories of art and antiques. I’ve always thought that limiting your scope, as a collector, is depriving yourself of the beauty and histories of the hundreds of primitive, medieval and even modern cultures of our civilization.
Collecting Can Be Wise Investing
Over the years I have met many folks who collect
antiques, fine art and collectibles. They talk about
their acquisitions enthusiastically and devote their
free time to them. It’s obvious that they collect for
pleasure and curiosity – not because they are looking
to make money.
Over time they make some wise and interesting choices,
and then a funny thing happens. That stamp collection
Maintain the Value of Your Art, Antiques, Or Collectibles Business
Can you sell your art, antiques, or collectibles business while competing with the multitude of other small businesses also being sold? By the year 2029, $10 trillion dollars will change hands due to the baby boomers selling their businesses. At the same time, the U.S. economy is losing manufacturing-related jobs, which means that more than […]