Sal Dambra, who has sold more than 20,000 items on eBay, isn’t content to stick with eBay. Like many other sellers, he’s now signed up on Etsy and is enjoying the transparent fee structure and sense of community. Read More +
Authentic Japanese woodblock prints from the 18th and 19th centuries can be found through reputable dealers starting at as little as $100. The story of the rise and fall of Japanese woodblock printing is a sad one; it is also the story of the decline of artistic freedom and the rise of totalitarian government. Read More +
Keeping your antiques shop clean and inviting really will perk up sales I just received my Jan. 4, 2012, Antique Trader and loved the cover story by Zac Bissonnette: “What dealers can do to sell items faster for more money.” … Read More +
A decade or two ago, auction houses, antiques dealers and show promoters could get away with non-salesmanship. Anyone with Internet access has access to more antiques inventory than any dealer could ever hope to show — and dealers have to step up their game.
There’s more art than science behind staging and merchandising: Those who do it, do it well. Those who don’t can still learn a few rules and tricks to help the right customers discover collectibles they didn’t know they wanted. Read More +