A Kentucky derby-style mint julep cup is one of several hundred lots coming to auction during Nov. 12 and 14 auctions, featuring the collection of unique items from the estate of the former owner of The Old Collectors Corner of Louisville.
Did you know that collectors of antiques and vintage items are truly rebel spirits? That may seem like an odd statement, but in the Oct. 28, 2015 edition of Antique Trader, Content Manager and Online Editor Antoinette Rahn explains this truth.
Clearly defining and posting shop rules for all patrons to read reduces the risk of mishaps and misunderstandings. However, The Buck Stops Here columnist Melanie C. Thomas shares examples of how some customers don’t appreciate all the rules.
After more than eight decades, Shaw's Antiques of Sacramento, Calif. has closed its doors, and on June 12 Witherell's Antiques will bring 500+ items from the shop to market.
Encouraging customers to make a conscious decision benefiting your business is what marketing is all about. In the latest installment of Behind the Gavel, Wayne Jordan shares insights on capturing customer interest, which is a critical step in the marketing process.
Islander Trading Post, located on Sanibel Island, is more than one of the businesses of this vacation destination, it's an eclectic haven for collectors. Learn more about this seaside shop in the latest Knowing Your Business column.
Being involved in the antiques and collectibles community we are privy to some amazing and inspiring things, and in her latest The Buck Stops Here column, Melanie C. Thomas shares a few of the things that inspire her most, the customers she's met at her Gettysburg shop.
A group of antiques dealers in San Carlos, Calif. can attest to the truth of the old adage, when one door closes, another one opens. Or in this case, another shop opens, with a bit of work, patience and dedication.
What I expected to be a pleasant way to kill an extra hour of travel time was actually an inspiring visit that will come to mind every time I’m in the area. I’m excited for the opportunity to visit again – soon.
PENFIELD, N.Y. – Consumers continue to buy the vintage kitchen items – some dating to the Great Depression of the 1930s – that Mary Merz has on display in her booth at the All That Jazz Antique Co-op in Penfield.