Researching Antiques and Collectibles

Do you have antiques and collectibles that you’ve always wondered about their history, their value, the best way to preserve them and maybe even sell them? Coffee grinders, books, sewing machines, toy tractors, stamps, baseball cards, glassware, dolls or doll houses, silver, furniture, metal signs, automobile parts, etc. The government decided, after consulting with several experts, that an object had to be older than 100 years to be considered an antique and that definition has been widely adopted by the industry. 

With a little effort, you can learn how to identify your antiques and research their values. The first step in identifying and valuing antiques and collectibles is often determining the maker of the item by researching a mark or signature. This article from the spruceCrafts shares some tips on how to identify and research your antiques. It’s worth doing your research so that you are able to check the authenticity of pieces before buying or selling. LoveToKnow Antiques also provides many helpful articles online from identifying antique china patterns to determining the value of old bottles, how to sell a stamp collection at the best price, and antique price guides. 

Using search engines to learn about antiques and collectibles is easier and more convenient. A number of websites, including specialty websites, are shared on The Collector’s Marketing Resource Center

Kovels, the go-to source for expert antiques and collectibles information, has been educating and inspiring collectors for over six decades. They are membership based, but you can try it for free for 7 days and then it’s $4.99 per month. You can cancel at anytime, including cancelling within 7 days to avoid payment.

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