There's no question nostalgia is at the center of many peoples' interest in antiques and collectibles, but, if you are selling antiques and collectibles Wayne Jordan urges you to consider if you are tapping into the emotion of nostalgia to truly market items.
In the latest Ask the Experts' column, Dr. Anthony Cavo discusses the cross-collectible appeal of a "Moustache Spoon" from the California Midwinter International Exposition (Midwinter Exposition) of 1894, when offering a value.
As inspired as a recent reader may be to reproduce chairs loosely based on a style of dining chair from the late 18th century, without well-defined skills and a good shop, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor suggests reconsidering.
Insurance. It's one of those universal items that unite people of varying backgrounds. In the latest Knowing Your Business column, Antique Trader discusses insurance for collectors and antiques and collectibles businesses, with ACNA President Angie Becker.
Wayne Jordan explains, in his latest Behind the Gavel column, how you keep track of your consignment revenue can make your overall financial performance harder to analyze ... and may even make your business worth less in the long run.
In the most recent Furniture Detective column, Fred tells the story about the rediscovery of something old, in this case: oak, which ended up saving the day.
The Buck Stops Here columnist Melanie Thomas shares an entertaining account of what running a tight-quarters business with your spouse is like, along with providing hints for survival.
In his latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan provides real food for thought. In it he encourages all of us to take a closer look at the goal-setting techniques we often adhere to, in an effort to determine if they are effective and in line with personal values
In a recent installment of the Ask the Experts column, Susan Mullikin congratulated a reader on owning a pair of 19th/early 20th century candlesticks.
Behind the Gavel columnist Wayne Jordan explores how business owners can effectively employ public relations techniques to increase brand awareness and their bottom line.