Get the inside scoop on every aspect of antiquing - buying, cleaning, repairing, embellishing, refinishing, restoring, and selling. You'll find expert advice for getting great deals at auctions, flea markets, and shops, and you'll learn how to spot items that can be repaired to increase their value. Advice for selling antiques at flea markets, on consignment, and in shops is included.
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About the Author
James W. McKenzie is a self-employed antique dealer and restorer who has more than 20 years of experience working in various antique businesses and has put much know-how advice into his book Antiques on the Cheap. He has had 27 years of hands-on experience in restoration work and selling and currently restores American art pottery for other dealers. James has been married for 35 years to his wife, Wanda, and has two daughters and three grandchildren. He lives in West Virginia.
Table of Contents
Part I: Buying
1 Taking the Mystery out of Auctions2 Other Sources of Merchandise3 What You Shouldn't Buy4 What You Should Buy5 Getting Good Things for Nothing
Part II: Improving
6 Cleaning Wood Furniture7 Marbleizing and Other Trick Finishes8 If You Absolutely Must Strip9 Refinishing10 Trunk Restoration for the Amateur11 Tricks for Cleaning Silver and Brass
Part III: Fixing
12 Mending Chipped and Broken Pottery13 No-Sew Lampshade Re-covering 14 Renovating and Converting Lamps15 Resurrecting Frames and Mirrors16 Furniture Repair for People with Few Tools
Part IV: Selling
17 Where to Sell18 How to Get and Keep Customers19 Pricing Your Merchandise20 Some Basics of Business
GlossarySuggested Reading and ReferencesSources: Suppliers and ManufacturersIndex