Double Your Money in Antiques in 60 Days: And Other Secrets of the Antiques Business

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Popular antiques expert George Grotz reveals how to make real money in the antiques trade--must reading for every collector, auction-goer, and flea-market fanatic.
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Popular antiques expert George Grotz reveals how to make real money in the antiques trade--must reading for every collector, auction-goer, and flea-market fanatic.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385195157
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/28/1985
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 196
  • Sales rank: 879,639
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: The Dumb and the Rich xi
Part I How the Antiques Business Works
My Wife and the Harvard School of Business Administration 3
Where the Antiques Come From 8
Where Anyone Can Buy at Wholesale 14
How to Buy at Auctions 23
The Great Regional Auction Houses 29
Some People Are So Deceitful 34
How to Sell the Things You Buy 36
How to Pay for Your Winter Vacation in Florida Buying and Selling Antiques 42
The Canadian Connection 46
Fakes to Watch Out For 51
Price Guides 57
Anybody Want to Buy a Stuffed Chicken? 61
How to Stock a Parlor Shop 63
Selling Through Ads in the Trade Press 66
Selling at Antique Shows 68
Where to Buy Good Stuff Cheap 70
The Truth About Refinishing 74
Regional Sellers 77
How to Sell Antiques to Dealers 80
Buying Antiques for a Retirement Nest Egg 82
Part II The 45 Fastest-selling Antiques that You Can Buy and Sell for a Quick Profit
Advertising and ephemera 87
Andirons and fire tools 88
Art pottery and chinaware 90
Banks, cast-iron 93
Barbershop things 95
Baskets--splint and wicker 96
Bedside tables 99
Blue plates 100
Brass beds 102
Candlestands 102
Chinese jars 104
Copper and brass buckets 106
Decorated boxes 107
Desks, ladies' 108
Dolls 109
Duck decoys 111
False graining--chests 113
Fancy chairs 116
Folk art 118
Furniture, country 121
Game boards 124
Horses, horses, horses 126
Leaded glass 127
Mission furniture 129
Oil paintings 131
Photographs 135
Picture books and blocks 137
Portraits, country 138
Quilts 140
Signs 141
Statuettes, metal 144
Stoneware 145
Store things 147
Stoves, small iron 149
Teddy bears 151
Tin toys 152
U.S. stamps 154
Wagons and sleighs 156
Weathervanes 157
Part III 24 Things Not to Buy
Gravestones 163
Hearses 163
Stained glass 164
Potty chairs 164
Children's chairs 164
Hanging lamps 164
Empire furniture 164
Fiddles 165
Chipped china 165
Glass domes 165
Birds 165
Fish 165
Religious things 165
Pattern glass, etc. 166
Encyclopedias 166
Fancy brass 166
Scrimshaw 166
Samplers 166
Spittoons 166
Tools 167
Collector plates 167
Silver bowls 167
Clocks 167
Victrolas 168
References 171
Price Guides 171
Trade Papers 172
Books 173
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Good guode to what is moving in the antique world

    Just reading this very short sample oof this book, I have received some excellant knowledge on buying and selling my great great deal finds. I know I have a collectable piece worth $$$ but where to sell it and now do I make the connection? VERY GOOD POSITIVE INFORMATION!

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