Do you want to increase the size of your antique collection? If so, here are some useful tips to start using today.
The Art of Antiquing
Collect for the Future
Look at what trends are coming and start collecting for them now. In other words, collect items that you foresee as being valuable in the near future. They could be part of the next antique revival. Just google for upcoming trends or speak with an antique dealer to learn more about finding the next “it” thing in the antique world.
Stick to a Few Types of Items
Rather than abstractly collecting items, focus on a few specific types to collect. Then you will become savvy about what to look for and be able to distinguish genuine from fake. Plus, randomly collecting items is just acquiring clutter. When you go on a buying trip, have a type of item in mind to purchase, rather than to keep it general, so you know what to look for and where is best to go to, as well.
Pay Attention to Anniversaries
If a major milestone happens, like a big birthday or an anniversary of a war, then you would be wise to collect something relating to the event. It could signal a resurgence in a related field or the original war, which can add value to related antiques.
Collecting antiques can be about timing just as much as it is about finding treasures. By collecting current items, which have ties to the past, you are growing your antique collection. Remember, today will soon be history, and you can find a lot of valuable items right now if you know where to look.
One Last Tip
Oh, just one more tip for you on collecting antiques! When you enter a fair, go left after the entrance. Everyone else will go right, so you’ll find some great treasures way before anyone else. Trust us on this one.
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