Finding Art And Collectibles in All the Right Places
You can buy valuable art and collectibles in all kinds of places—galleries, hotel ballrooms, even roadside tents. Knowing how different auctions operate can help you acquire the best pieces at fair prices or at least, protect you from overpaying.
Estate Planning—Where Are the Coin Collectibles?
During the early 1980s, one of my favorite clients was the owner of an antiques shop who also owned a restaurant and bar with several pool tables. The client was rather elderly but quite alert and worked long hours seven days a week. During the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, his restaurant supplied area service clubs with fried chicken and fried fish (known as a chicken fry or fish fry).
Baseball Collectibles, Media Hype? Bring It On for Higher Prices
The baseball-card market can be difficult to predict sometimes, as I pointed out in my investment strategies .
18 Things Worth Knowing about the Business of Antiques and Collectibles
In case you didn’t know:
* There are more than 41,500 antiques shops/dealers in the U.S.A.. according to the “2008 Business Reference Guide.”
* Many antique shops have sold for 20% of annual sales plus inventory at cost. This is a rule of thumb and not applicable to all antiques shops.
* Most antiques shops are started by collectors.
Art and Antiques Auctions—A Brief History
While art has been around since the dawn of humankind, buying and selling art and antiques at auctions is a phenomenon only a few centuries old.
Thurman Munson, a Yankees Legend Remembered
I’m just back from the DHL All-Star FanFest in New York City where I spent a day with cameraman Matt Kohn shooting video about antiques and collectibles for the WorthPoint site. Besides baseball, my other passion is collecting, buying and selling antiques and collectibles. I love the excitement of a live auction, and as a baseball diehard, the FanFest was a match made in heaven.
Yankee Stadium Swan Song Great for Collectibles
Yankee Stadium will bid baseball fans farewell by hosting at least one last spectacle—the 2008 All-Star Game. Slated for July 15, the star-filled contest includes a popular fan festival featuring a slew of collectibles ranging from high-priced autographed items dating back decades to more modern memorabilia.
Becoming an Auction Aficionado
Whether you are just starting an antiques and collectibles collection, adding to an existing collection or the veteran, die-hard bargain hunter, auctions are the perfect venue.
The Neophyte, The Uninitiated, Baptism by Total Immersion
You Can’t Take It With You
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Six, even seven days a week, Chris Lucero waits at the door of his South Broadway collectibles shop surrounded by vintage fishing lures, miles from the nearest mountain stream.
Waiting for customers. Waiting for dialysis. Waiting for the day—perhaps soon—when his body won’t allow him to wait any longer.
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.