Jay and Melanie Carnation Thomas are whittling down their “bucket list” since semi-retiring about 18 months ago. Attending the antiques show in Round Top, Texas has been on their list for the better part of two decades and they finally made it!
If an antiques dealer isn’t thorough in tracking expenses and cost of goods sold (COGS), he will likely pay too much in taxes.
On October 3, 2018 Wal-Mart announced that it will roll out a pop culture collectibles department in 3,500 stores beginning October 15. Those collectibles include the contemporary phenomenon that is Funko Pop!
The best meerschaum comes from deep within the ground; the deeper the source the higher the quality, with superior pipes carved from a single block.
Up-and-coming interior designer Sasha Bikoff dedicated her time at the September Brimfield antique shows scouting fall decor and design trends. Bikoff has created an eBay Collective store so shoppers can experience some of the Brimfield shopping experience without leaving home.
Collectors from all over the world are still finding great bottles & treasures from the past. But it's time to get younger fans hooked on bottle collecting.
To my way of thinking, there are three ways to become involved in the Antiques & Collectibles business: as a dealer, a collector, or an investor. Following is a discussion of maximizing the return on your collectibles investment.
The LightView XL 2in1 magnifying lamp would be an asset to any professional or hobbyist whose work involves the need to see fine details.
There have been a lot of studies done on retailing in general, but few on the antiques retailing in particular. Those that have tried, have missed the mark on several points. Wayne Jordan points out some of the the “findings,” and why they’re not quite accurate.