Category Archives: Antique Collection

American art appraisers : The specialists in the art of appraisal


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Whether collecting coins, antique pieces, fine wines or abstract paintings, art is an asset with each piece being one of its kind and so, is valuable. A great deal of time and money goes in defining each piece from the very first drop of skill. Then, a compilation of your collection costs you a lot […]

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Is there a “best season” for buying and selling antiques and collectibles?


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If you’ve been in the antique and collectibles business for a while, you’ve probably noticed that there’s an ebb and flow to it. We buy antique collectibles, and we’ve come to understand that there are some months that are simply better for buying than others. This isn’t always the case—you can find amazing antiques at […]

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Why Should You Hire A Professional Estate Sale Company? Here’s Why…


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Have you inherited an estate you need to liquidate, or are you ready to sell much of your own estate? If so, you need to consider hiring a professional estate liquidator. These experts do more than just hold auctions or facilitate sales. They’re experts in what they do, and they know how to get the […]

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Toss it or Treasure it? Are There Gems Hiding in Your Jewelry Box?


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When going through your jewelry box, do you often find yourself looking at pieces you’ve never worn or have only worn a few times? If you’ve inherited these pieces or bought them for very little from an estate sale or auction, you might wonder if they’re really worth keeping. Should you toss them to make […]

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Trading Antiques & Keepsakes: What you need to know before hand


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Thinking about getting into the antiques trade? For some, it becomes a fun hobby that they make some money from. For others, it becomes a full-time job or becomes their job following retirement. No matter why you want to get into selling antiques & collectibles, there are a few things you should know before you […]

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How to Deal with an Antique Buyer and Get the Most for Your Collections


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If you plan to sell your antique collection at an estate sale, antique shop, or other private sale, you may have to deal with the antique buyer directly. This can be a difficult exchange, as you’ll want to maximize the sale price while the buyer aims to lower it. Fortunately, if you follow a few […]

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I Have a Collection – How Do I Know What it is Worth? And Where Do I Sell It? Siesta Key | Longboat Key | Anna Maria


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In the world of buying and selling antiques, collections are more valuable than individual pieces. Collections are often highly sought after by dealers and collectors alike, so if you are ready to sell yours, you’ll need to be prepared. It is important to know exactly what your collection is worth and the best place to […]

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4 Famous Garden Sculptures Created by Janet Scudder


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Janet Scudder is an American sculptor who created a variety of artistic creations for both public institutions and private parties in the early 20th century. Scudder is best known for creating unique, ornamental garden sculptures, many of which were sought by wealthy Americans who wished to add them to the landscaped grounds of their lavish […]

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How to Identify Collectible Enamel


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Historical Background of Enamel Collectibles First used on small pieces of jewelry, enamel is not paint but a thin coat of glass. Once applied to a metal and heated to high temperatures, will melt and become fused to the metal. This is similar to how ceramic glazes adhere to pottery. Pure gold, silver and copper […]

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Lithiographs, Giclees, and Serigraphs- Oh My! How much are antique prints worth and how to tell them apart?


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Antique prints are a popular collectible; they are a good representation of history and showcase beautiful fine art. As they were more affordable than an artist original work, they were not as rare, and many people find them in auction sales and inherited estate collections. Fine antique print mostly retains their value over time if […]

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Our best expert tips to help you navigate how to downsize


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At some point, everyone needs to do downsizing- maybe you are an recent empty-nester, or a new caregiver for an elderly parent’s home. How can you downsize easily, while receiving the best return for your belongings? Follow these guidelines, especially geared for selling collectibles and antiques. 1. Decide if you’re really downsizing- how much do […]

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How to use ebay to Appraise your Antiques?


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Ebay is the world’s largest yard sale that has grown to over 157 million active users over the past 20 years. It’s amazing to me that there is any order to it at all. Despite the massive quantity of transactions that occur each day, it can potentially be a great resource to those looking to […]

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Antiques Roadshow in Florida


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At Sarasota Antique Buyers, we’re always excited when the Antiques Roadshow is nearby.  In 2005 the show started its 10th tour right here in Tampa, and in the years following has made a stop in two other major Florida cities as well.  In 2010 the show came to sunny Miami Beach, and 2013 found them […]

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