Category Archives: antique dealer

The History of Tiffany & Co. | Everything You Want to Know Tiffany & Co.


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Charles Tiffany was born February 15, 1812 in Killingly, Connecticut. About 25 years later, in 1837, Charles Tiffany and John Young, and later in 1841, they added J.L.. Ellis as a partner, began Tiffany, Young and Ellis in Lower Manhattan. That company at the time was founded at first to sell fancy goods and stationery. […]

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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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Sell This, Not That: Everything About Chinese Antiques Authentication, Appraisals, and Valuations


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Are you thinking about getting into the Chinese antiques industry? There are many people who make a good amount of money buying and selling Chinese antiques, but you have to be invested. You don’t simply become a Chinese porcelain buyer overnight. You need to understand what to sell to truly make money, plus you need […]

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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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Other than Selling, What Good Are Artifacts for?


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If you’ve collected artifacts, antiques, and other objects, you may have done so with the intent of selling them. But what if that’s not your plan at all? There are many ancient artifacts out there that look amazing, and you may not want to sell them at all. If you don’t sell them, what else […]

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Complete Liquidation guide: Avoid Getting Gouged


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If you hear about an estate sale or liquidation, you may be quite excited—it could be your chance to pick up some valuable antiques for a very good price, especially if no one there knows the true value of the items. In fact, some people seek out antique liquidation sales to purchase items for next […]

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Authenticated Bullion Technique to Test for Gold & Silver at Home


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Once you’ve purchased gold or silver, even if it’s from a seller you trust, you may have one question rolling around in the back of your mind: is it real? It’s not always easy to tell if a bullion is actually gold or silver or if it’s simply plated. Fortunately, there are a number of […]

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I Am Downsizing My Antiques and Household Goods – What Are the 5 First Most Important Steps that I Should Take Before Selling?


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Has the time come where you are ready to downsize? Perhaps you are moving to a smaller home, hope to travel in the future, or just need some cash right away. Regardless of the reason, selling your household goods and antiques will likely be a big item on your downsizing checklist. However, there are some important steps […]

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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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How to Find an Oriental Antique Dealer in Florida


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There might be a time that comes when you have an antique or even a complete antique set to sell because you need quick cash. Specifically, if you are looking to sell oriental antiques, you need to know exactly how to find oriental antique dealers in your area. Approaching a local Orlando oriental dealer or […]

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The History of Asian Bronzes


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The Bronze Age was known as a time where men learned how to mine and smelt both copper and tin to make bronze weapons and tools. These weapons and tools were necessary in the Bronze Age when people were learning how to farm and produce high volumes of food that could feed workers such as […]

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A Lost Art: Repousse Crafted Antiques


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Repoussé is an intricate detail and ornamental design in sterling silver, metal, thin copper and many other metals. Repoussé designed pieces of silver are done by a metalwork technique that consists of the hammering and shaping of malleable metal on the reverse side by hand. The literal meaning of repoussé in French is “to push […]

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Top Bought and Sold Antique Silver Pieces for Christmas


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Do you have antiques laying around your house that you don’t need anymore? How about some ideas for unique and unforgettable Christmas gifts this year? It’s time that you considered checking out some antiques or, the holiday season is a great time to sell the antiques that you don’t use. People are searching for the perfect gifts […]

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Quoted: on the Value of Asian and Silver Antiques


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Last week, I was honored to be quoted in an expert article on the value of certain antiques written in Long Live Your Money. Various commonly owned or inherited antiques were discussed, including the ones I gave information on. These were Asian antiques (Asian art, Chinese snuff bottles, etc.) and of course, sterling silver antiques […]

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Russian Icons: History Of Russian Icon Art Characteristics


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Icons, a characteristic and symbolic part of Russian culture, have their roots back in the year 988 AD. It was the year that Kievan Rus’ converted to Christianity. For more that 1,000 years, the Greek division of Christian faith, Orthodox Christianity, educated and formed both cultural and spiritual basis of the Russian society. This led […]

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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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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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Buy/Sell your antique items to St. Petersburg antique dealer


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If you are looking to buy or sell older items of high value, then finding the right antique dealer in St. Petersburg is crucial. With the help of Sarasota Antique Buyers, we will ensure that you receive a fair price for an authentic, high quality item or collection. We have been in the buying and […]

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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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