What’s hot in this year’s antique glassware market is a matter of taste

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Like most collectible areas, the glass market is slowly recovering from tough market conditions. Prices of smalls were off 20 to 40 percent because of the recession. Like the real estate market, glass experienced a bubble of unrealistically high prices. In this excerpt we look at which segments of glass collecting show strength and why the market is less regionalized than it was before the crash.
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The burgeoning Asian antiques market is dwarfing all others, and could define the rest of 2011. Expert say China’s gigantic middle class with an increasing amount of disposable income is driving much of the demand. Japan’s market has been soft, and while South Korea’s is starting to build, it’s still a much smaller market. Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and a number of other countries around the world have strong Chinese markets because of their large Chinese population.
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The burgeoning Asian antiques market is dwarfing all others, and could define the rest of 2011. Expert say China’s gigantic middle class with an increasing amount of disposable income is driving much of the demand. Japan’s market has been soft, and while South Korea’s is starting to build, it’s still a much smaller market. Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and a number of other countries around the world have strong Chinese markets because of their large Chinese population.
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