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 January 31, 2022

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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 4 years 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.

What is the Painting or Picture & the Author - of A Baby fallen a Sleep in his Baby's Chair withe the WORDS below it [Please go away and let me dream of rivers of milk and wells of cream. May my trials and troubles be smoothed away for an end of p

Asked by JOYCE SKIDMORE about 4 years ago

My best guess (without a bit more description) would be Charlotte Becker.  perhaps "End of a perfect day"?

I have an porcelain light fixture that my father in law had saved . We were wondering how old it could be. And maybe if it's worth anything.

Asked by Mark Liddle about 4 years ago

Need more information and description.

Why are some antiques worth a lot of money while other things are sold at thrift stores for pennies on the dollar being way less valuable then they where. Then other things sell for way more maybe hundreds

Asked by Smiley almost 3 years ago

Sometimes family members clean out a loved ones estate and donate the contents to thrift or goodwill type stores not realizing what they are donating.  I have bought numerous valuable itemsfor "pennies on the dollar" at these stores in the past. however, these days there are so many folks selling on line, that the odds of finding these "sleeper" buys is slim.

I recently bought a fan from an estate sale for a lot of money bought noticed when I got home they took off the serial number is it still worth something? The fan is a Robbins and Meyers inc model number 1604 A missing serial number in great conditio

Asked by Ben about 3 years ago

If it is in original, working, condition it still has some value - I have sold R&M fans in the past in the 75.00 to 125.00 range.

I have an old antique mirror hangin in my house, appears to be mercury. It never broke or anything like that, does it still pose a risk to my health?

Asked by Judy over 3 years ago

I am not qualified to give health advice.

What is the strangest thing you have ever had, sold, bought, or someone tried to sell it to you?

Asked by asdf almost 3 years ago

Two shrunken heads. I did not buy them.