The Hunt is on . . . Antiquing is the act of shopping, identifying, negotiating, or bargaining for antiques. People buy items for personal use, gifts, or profit. Sources for antiquing include garage sales and yard sales, estate sales, resort towns, antique districts and international auction houses.
4.) Another tip is to seek the help of other experienced collectors especially when they come upon new items to add to their antique collection. Ask for input as well as suggestions as to how best to go about a new collection. Expert collectors may provide you with tips that they may want to share and impart some wisdom that you may not be able to get from books or any other source. Such expert advice could prove valuable as you begin to amass a sizable collection of antiques.
Our Family Museum is filled with collectibles. When an
antique is considered so after 100 years of age, our things have about another
half-century to go. But for what they are worth, their sentimentality is
priceless. Our children’s museum is filled with their treasures which are
precious to them for the worth they hold in memories of childhoods and young
adult years. As like our collections, theirs will become more valuable with
time. However, our family has a proud heritage and our Grandparents Museum is
filled with antiques, not necessarily as defined as antique, but none-the-less,
very dear to us. These two pictures are of my parents possessions, and they are
priceless to me. And there is more on the Grandparents museum to come.