How to Make a Profit Buying and Selling Antiques and Collectibles Without Really Trying: The Almost Complete Guide to Antique Collecting

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iUniverse, Nov 1, 2003 - Antiques & Collectibles - 188 pages
Whether you're new to the world of antiques, or an experienced collector, you'll find loads of useful, money-saving information between the covers of this book. For more than three decades, nationally syndicated columnist Mark A. Roeder has been collecting, buying, and selling antiques. It's all here, from Ebay to household sales, from great finds to reproductions, virtually everything you ever wanted to know about antiques. This guide will pay for itself several times over by steering you away from mistakes and toward antiques and collectibles that will bring not only profit, but years of enjoyment. If you're a lover on antiques, this guide is a must for your bookshelf.

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Ditto the first review. I got this book at a flea market, and while it got me interested in antiques, I found that to be about it (I gave the extra stars since it sparked my initial interest). But as the fella says in the first review, if you're going to get serious, then something like the Asheford school of antiques and appraising is going to take you a lot farther than this - especially if you're hoping to learn about stuff right from square one. But I will say, I still carry it around occasionally when I'm at the flea markets - so I guess I got my monies worth out of it after all! Yep! 

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I read this book and thought that it was fairly decent in it's reporting of how to turn a profit, however, it's little light on details. I think this might be a good "starter" for someone who likes to play around with antiques, but not for someone who really wants to get into the antiques and appraising business on a serious level (for that I'd recommend some kind of training from one of the antique schools' out there like the Asheford Institute of Antiques or the International Society of Appraisers), but if you're just looking for a "weekend guide to keep with you while garage sale-ing, then this book might be for you... 

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Mark A. Roeder is the author of some three-dozen novels and scores of articles and columns. He currently resides in Bloomington, Indiana.

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