Antiques Dealer

Antiques Dealer


antiquesville, NY

Male, 58

I have been buying and selling antiques (and some collectibles) for over 30 yrs. started out buying and selling to help pay for college. got a degree in business admin. and worked in managerial positions for 23 yrs. but, during this 23 yr. period I kept my sanity by continuing to sell antiques in my spare time. now that I am semi-retired, I still deal in antiques - it is in my blood. I am knowledgeable in auctioning, estate sales, online sales, direct sales, and appraisals.

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Last Answer on November 20, 2020

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I have a chinnese vas antiques, belong to my great great grand father which is related to china. I want to know which dynasty is and where it come from... Can you please help me . My father said it is valuable.. +6281268305285 whassap me for picts

Asked by Alex Sousa over 2 years ago

Chinese antiques are a highly specialized field. I am definitely not an expert in this field.  there are auction houses that specialize in oriental antiques.  I would advise sending photos to two or threeof these houses to get their opinions.  A google search for "oriental auctions" should give you a good start.  best of luck in your quest.

Are Antique gas pumps that have been completely re-stored worth any value, even if the are now for show only?

Asked by David Stevens over 2 years ago

Sure.  restored pumps are used by theme restaurants, and other businesses quite a bit.  obviously, the original, unrestored, pumps are worth much more than those with reproductionparts and modern paint jobs.  there are buyers for both restored and unrestored pumps. as always,the price of unrestored pumps depends on condition, condition, condition, and rarity of brand and style.

I have an item I would like to show. If you could tell me what it is that would be great.

Asked by Gabrielle over 1 year ago

Can you provide a verbal description of the item?

Hello I have a fishing reel from 1944 Shakespeare not restored rod and reel wanted to know if it's worth anything

Asked by Trey almost 2 years ago

I'm guessing that your reel is a model 1944 "Service".  The model number (1944) is not necessarily the date it was made.  Shakespeare use a two letter code on the reel to record thedate the reel was made.  a mint in box Service reel would probably sell in the 25-35 dollar range on a good day.

What if someone breaks something and tried to return it. Also can you give me stuff for free?

Asked by David over 1 year ago

I don't give refunds or buy back broken items.  My grandmother once told me, " Nothing is free except the moon, the sun, and the stars in the sky".

Hi I was wondering how much can porcelain clowns can be worth as I have a large collection of them and how to do discover the value?

Asked by Rebecca over 1 year ago

I have coulrophobia and cannot answer this question. Seriously,  need more info, but most clown figurine sell in the 5 - 20 dollar range.  some of the higher quality ones may sell in the $100 range to serious collectors.

What is thing I found at my grandmother's it looks almost like a rolling pin but it has a flat back and an opening in the front but it has handles like a rolling pin. It has embossed decorations and an imprint on back (by p blaker 1979)

Asked by Kelly over 1 year ago

Thanks for your question.  If your item is made from pottery or porcelain, it is probably a vase.  If it is made of wood, it is probably a letter holder.  just my best guess without seeing the item.