Double Your Money in Antiques in 60 Days: Turn Your Collecting Hobby into a Profitable Weekend Sideline or Full-Time Business

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Crown/Archetype, Apr 14, 2010 - Antiques & Collectibles - 192 pages
Popular antiques expert George Grotz reveals how to make real money in the antiques trade--must reading for every collector, auction-goer, and flea-market fanatic.
 

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Contents

THE DUMB AND THE RICH
Part IHOW THE ANTIQUESBUSINESS WORKS
My Wife andthe Harvard School ofBusiness Administration
Where the AntiquesCome From
Where Anyone Can Buyat Wholesale
How to Buy at Auctions
The Great RegionalAuction Houses
Some PeopleAre So Deceitful
Copper and brass buckets
Decorated boxes
Desks ladies
Dolls
Duck decoys
False grainingchests
Fancy chairs
Folk art

How to Sellthe Things You Buy
How to Pay for YourWinter Vacation in FloridaBuying and Selling Antiques
The Canadian Connection
Fakes to Watch Out For
Price Guides
Anybody Want to Buya Stuffed Chicken?
How to Stocka Parlor Shop
Selling Through Adsin the Trade Press
Selling at Antique Shows
Where to BuyGood Stuff Cheap
The Truth AboutRefinishing
Regional Sellers
How to Sell Antiquesto Dealers
Buying Antiques for aRetirement Nest Egg
Part IITHE 45 FASTESTSELLINGANTIQUES THAT YOUCAN BUY AND SELLFOR A QUICK PROFIT
Advertising and ephemera
Andirons and fire tools
Art pottery and chinaware
Banks castiron
Barbershop things
Basketssplint and wicker
Bedside tables
Blue plates
Brass beds
Candlestands
Chinese jars
Furniture country
Game boards
Horses horses horses
Leaded glass
Mission furniture
Oil paintings
Photographs
Picture books and blocks
Portraits country
Quilts
Signs
Statuettes metal
Stoneware
Store things
Stoves small iron
Teddy bears
Tin toys
US stamps
Wagons and sleighs
Weathervanes
Part III24 THINGS NOT TO BUY
24 Things Not to Buy
APPENDIX
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