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Question of the Week: Antiques business advice

Antique Trader Question of the Week: When you started collecting or dealing, how did you benefit from a mentor or experienced relative? What advice would you pass on to anyone trying to establish themselves in the antiques business? Send your replies to eric.bradley@fwmedia.com or to Letters to the Editor, c/o Antique Trader, 700 E....

Changing with your customers

Responses to Wayne Jordan’s guest column published in last week’s issue are coming in fast and furious. It seems Mr. Jordan, a Virginia appraiser and auctioneer, struck a nerve in both veteran and novice dealers alike with his comments on how the antiques trade can reach out to members of Generation X.

Question of the Week: One way to reach younger buyers?

In order to reach younger buyers, should  dealers sell an antique’s ‘function’ rather than its beauty or investment potential? Post your replies here on the blog, or send your replies to eric.bradley@fwmedia.com or to Letters to the Editor, c/o Antique Trader, 700 E. State St., Iola, WI 54945. You can also post your replies...

Question of the Week: When & how do you research?

Question of the Week: Do you research your antiques and collectibles before or after you buy them? If so, how do you research them? Send your replies to eric.bradley@fwmedia.com or to Letters to the Editor, c/o Antique Trader, 700 E. State St., Iola, WI 54945. Or post a message here on the Antique Trader...

Question of the Week: Is a new look necessary?

Question of the Week: As a shop owner, do you think it is important to rearrange your merchandise on a regular basis? Send your replies to eric.bradley@fwmedia.com or to Letters to the Editor, c/o Antique Trader, 700 E. State St., Iola, WI 54945. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ • Find us on Twitter HERE. • Find us on...

Question of the Week: Used gifts?

This week’s Antique Trader question of the week … what do you think? Do you think it is tasteful and appropriate to give an antique or collectible as a gift or does the holiday season encourage you to purchase new items? Send your replies to eric.bradley@fwmedia.com or to Letters to the Editor, c/o Antique...

Question of the Week: What holds you back?

Many auction houses have an online bidding component that allows you to participate no matter where you live, opening the possibility of purchasing antiques and collectibles that otherwise might not be available in your region. Have you ever taken advantage of an auction house’s online bidding opportunity? If not, what reservations do you have...