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A Guide to Antique Sewing Machines Sewing machines have been mass-produced worldwide for more than two-hundred years. Early models featured unique designs to add beauty and appeal to buyers. The wide variety of styles and manufacturers make antique sewing machines a favorite...

A Look at Antique Fireplace Mantels So your home is decorated with fine furniture passed down from two generations of your family. You're thinking about setting up a fireplace with an effective mantel, but don't want to sacrifice the traditional feel of your living space. An...

Antique & Collectibles Dealers: More Web Exposure for Less Money Antiques and Collectibles dealers can save hundreds if not thousands of dollars in advertising expenses if they follow a couple of simple rules. Rule number one:Unless you have thousands to throw away on advertising, let someone else do the...

Antique Diamond Rings – Bringing the Past Back to Life We live today in an increasingly disposable culture, where everything comes in plastic wrapping and needs to be replaced every year or so. Is it any wonder that amidst this cacophony of the temporary that many people are looking for a greater sense...

Antique Jewelry: a timeless and elegant adornment Antique jewelry is a timeless classic adornment which can never go out of fashion. It is the epitome of ethereal charm, delicate grace and a gentle reminder of a bygone era. It is that jewelry which has been made during and before the early 1900's. ...

ANTIQUE MAPS & PRINTS – UNIQUE HOLIDAY GIFTS WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH Stumped this holiday season for what to give that “person with everything?” One category of gift that can be found in almost every price range is a genuine antique map or print. Presented framed or matted, or simply “as is,” an antique map or print...

Antiques From Europe...Is It Really The "Goose That Layed the Golden Egg?" Many dealers and auctioneers have been bringing container loads of antiques from Europe for years now. The lure of getting "fresh to the market" antique furniture and "smalls" is something that can bring renewed excitement back into your antique...

Collecting Antique Maps - A Beginner's Guide California wasn’t always attached to the west coast of the North American continent. It used to be an island. At least, that’s what mapmakers, mostly European, believed for about 100 years, from around 1650 to 1750. So that’s how they drew it on...

Decorating Your Kitchen With Antique Plates Antique plates can add whimsy and interest to your décor. Many people hang them right on the walls for a unique look. You can hang them up on special holders made just for this or use ribbons to hold them and hang from fancy hooks. Learning how to...

Finding Antiques And Collectibles To Sell On eBay Many people who decide to make a living selling collectibles on eBay soon fail. I meet them in the line at the post office. They tell me they just quit their job in order to sell things full time on eBay. I ask them, "What are you doing to find...

How to Curb Antique Shop Theft Inexpensively If you have ever had your antique shop or mall ripped off, you understand that it's very hard to detect. There are simply so many items to keep track of, and an item can be missing literally for months and you may not realize it. Curb theft...

If You Have Any Antique Clocks...Keep Them. They May Be Valuable Keepsakes Been shopping for antique clocks lately? It’s strange that when something is new they are fascinating and cutting edge. Then they become a common place. After a century or so, they become rare, untouchable museum pieces or antiques. An antique...

Is Your Heart Set On An Antique Engagement Ring? As Mark Twain said "Let us not be too particular; it is better to have old secondhand diamonds than none at all." And don't we all agree? Antique engagement rings have become all the rage in recent years, particularly with famous brides like...

The Beauty of an Antique Murphy Bed Murphy beds have been in existence since about 1900, when William L. Murphy invented the patented mechanism to hide his bed away in the closet of his one room apartment while he entertained. The beds have been in use ever since, always appreciated...

The Care and Conservation of Antique Prints For many collectors of antique works on paper – specifically antique prints – the care and preservation of their valuable collection is the most vexing issue they face. It need not be. A little common sense, and sometimes a healthy dose of...

The Most Powerful Attribute in Antiques and Collectibles What can increase your sales volume and make you more productive day in and day out? You've probably heard this three word statement that seperates those who wish they could do better,from those who really do. Knowledge is power! This three...

The Top Ten Antique Categories On eBay! Knowledge is Power! And this statement could not be more true when it comes to selling on eBay. As explained in my book "eBay Marketing Wholesale SourcePak" being successful on eBay all depends on being in the right place, at the right time, with...

Where Antiques Originate and How You Can Find Them It's important to understand where antiques originate. Many antique buyers makethe mistake of mis-understanding the process by which antique items are found. Many collectors and dealers waste valuable time searching in places where they believe...