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 the difference between what you sell and what is at a thrift store or flea market?

Asked by Connie over 3 years ago

People may find great items from me, and they can also find great items at thrift stores and fleamarkets. I have found great items at flea markets and thrift stores and resold them at a good profit.

Do you think its safe right now to buy used stuff? You know in the COVID era

Asked by asdf almost 3 years ago

Probably as safe as buying groceries.  I wear a mask, wash hands, and keep a distance from the seller. anything that I buy gets quarantined in an out building for 3 days before I get it ready to sell.I think that most of us are more likely to die from heart disease (655,000 deaths per year) or cancer (599,000 deaths per year). I should probably quit eating red meat and smoking cigars.

How is COVID-19 effecting your business???

Asked by asdfasdf over 3 years ago

Most of my business is done online these days. business has increased significantly since covid. more people shopping online.

I have a green dragon complete dish set my great great uncle brought in Germany back in the 30s I think

Asked by Kellykennedy1205 over 3 years ago

any markings on the bottom of the pieces of this set?

What is something that you can make big bucks for. How can you tell if something is worth big money or could go for a few bucks at a thrift store?

Asked by Gloria over 3 years ago

"Big Bucks" is a relative term, but to make any money, in any profession, requires study and experience. To make money consistently, you have to stay on top of what is trending in the market place - what people are collecting.

I have a real pretty hand painted with gold trim compact mirror and wanted to know if its worth anything ? Dont know much bout antiques but a friend of mine looked at it and said to check with an antique dealer... So here i am asking.

Asked by Lisa Rojas almost 3 years ago

Need more of description to tell you what your have. If you have a compact with a mirror, there arenumerous collectors for these. Must be undamaged, and preferably unused, to have any real value. any maunufacturers name on the compact? In general, vintage compacts from the 1950's/60's era sell in the $10.00 to $35.00 range. More if by a famous maker.

What’s the dumbest thing someone tried to sell you?

Asked by Gorgeous almost 3 years ago

A 20 ft. long privy cleaner.