Buying and Selling Antiques: Insider Knowledge and Trade Tips to Help You Make Money from Your Hobby
Fiona Shoop uses her 20 years experience in the antiques trade to teach people how they can become an antiques dealer in this easy-to-follow guide. CONTENTS: I - Establishing the basics. 1. Why do you want to be an antiques dealer? 2. What type of dealer do you want to be? 3. To specialize or not. 4. Can you afford to be a dealer? 5. Communications. II - Where to buy stock. 6. Let's start at the beginning - how much should I pay for things? 7. Buying tips. 8. Antiques fairs. 9. Antiques centers. 10. Antiques shops. 11. Auctions. 12. Markets. 13. Car boot sales. 14. Damaged pieces. III - Where to sell. 15. Can I sell where I want? 16. How to sell. 17. The importance of careful wrapping. 18. Antiques fairs. 19. Antiques centers. 20. Antiques shops. 21. Auctions. 22. Transport. 23. Safe cleaning. IV - The internet 24. Should I or shouldn't I? 25. Let's start at the very beginning. 26. Selling over the net. 27. Photographs on the net. 28. Do I need my own website? 29. Do I even need the internet to be a dealer? V - What to sell 30. What is a collectable? 31. What is an antique? 32. Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts. 33. Art Deco. 34. Furniture. 35. China. 36. Glass. 37. Gold and silver. 38. Jeweler. 39. Costume jewelry. 40. Lights. 41. Books and ephemera. 42. Childhood favorites. 43. Toys. 44. Film merchandise and pop memorabilia. 45. Pop Classics (probably not what you're thinking. 46. Tins. 47. Commemoratives. 48. Novelties. 49. Other popular areas. 50. Fads. VI - The bad news. 51. Tax 52. Customs and excise. 53. Insurance VII - To conclude.
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Bit of a surprise to see my own book displayed here without my permission and listing me merely as a co-author with a complete stranger - let's hope Google realise they've breached my copyright and upset another author by listing them wrongly as a co-author here and on other titles. This is an illegal e-book.
Otherwise, it's a great book, other reviews said it's the best book on the subject - with an updated 4th edition due out 9th January, 2009 so best to buy that one and find out the best ways of making and saving money in the antiques world.