The Science of Scrounging Whether readers are dumpster divers, estate sale addicts or modern archaeologists, this easy-to-use and informative guide to "picking" is guaranteed to improve their antiquing skills. The Picker's Bible provides great tips on where and how to find antiques for the best price. A fun and quick read, the book explains the ins and outs of negotiating price, things to avoid, secrets to success, and how to do it all better than the other guy. There is hidden treasure out there...Picker's Bible will help you find it!
The creator of the History Channel's American Pickers instructs kids on the art of discovering valuable treasures at flea markets and among family heirlooms, explaining how "picking" can reveal fascinating historical facts and promote recycling. Simultaneous.
A true adventure story and the go-to guide for "picking" American treasures from anyone's backyard, straight from the stars of History's American Pickers In these pages, professional treasure hunters Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz chronicle their road trips across the American countryside in search of "rusty gold" to buy and sell among the picking world's one-of-a-kind characters. Whether you are a fan of the show or just like finding hidden riches, you will love seeing what Wolfe and Fritz dig up and enjoy meeting the devoted collectors, extreme stockpilers, and elite dealers who they encounter along the way. Wolfe and Fritz do not deal in fine antiques. Their secondhand treasures are of the down-and-dirty and sometimes even bizarre variety, from old bicycles and vintage tools, to sun-bleached cars and handmade furniture, retired carnival games and unusual taxidermy. Assisted by Danielle Colby, who helps out at Antique Archaeology, Wolfe and Fritz buy on the cheap and then sell to dealers, art directors, interior designers, or anyone looking for a little bit of authentic Americana. The three now share their secrets to finding hidden gems, offering helpful hints that will show what average Americans can do to find the treasures that await them. From American Pickers Guide to Picking: Junk is Beautiful When we knock on a door, 90 percent of the time the things we find are junk. But we don't care about the odds; a picker never turns down an opportunity, no matter where it is. We've picked pickup trucks. We've picked flat beds. We've picked dumpsters. We even picked a Mercury Sable. We're looking for the unusual, the impossible, the funky, the different, the bizarre-things we have never seen before. And we'll go anywhere we have to go to find it. No location is off-limits to a hard-core picker. And there's plenty of things to be found at antique stores, thrift and consignment shops, flea markets, estate sales, and swap meets, and a lot of the tips in this book apply to finding treasures at these joints. But that's not really the kind of picking we do anymore. We look outside the box to find our junk-a word we use almost like a term of endearment: to us: junk is beautiful.
Learn how to set up and run a successful home-based antiques business, including locating antiques, pricing, marketing, and staying profitable. Worksheets and checklists help entrepreneurs get organized and achieve their goals.
Dennis Prince teams up with antique and collectible expert Lynn Dralle to provide all the information necessary to reap the huge benefits of selling antiques and collectibles on eBay. Written by an eBay Power Seller whose earnings topped $20,000 a month, this book helps you: Research types--and eras--of antiques and collectibles Find the best merchandise Use language that gets buyers to pay the most for the seller's items Price strategically. . . and much more!
The Complete Guide to Collecting 20th-century Toys, Glassware, Costume Jewelry, Memorabilia, Ceramics & More, from the Most-watched Series on PBS
Author: Carol Prisant
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Offers tips on identifying, collecting, and caring for furniture, photographs, posters and illustration art, costume jewelry and wristwatches, dolls, toys, advertising and sports memorabilia, and glass and pottery.
Whether you are buying at auction, flea market or antique shop this is the book you need to identify and date what you find. More than 6,000 marks are organized for quick, at-a-glance reference with full-colour sections on silver, Sheffield plate, bronze figures, ceramics, glass, costume jewellery, toys and dolls.
Shares professional and practical strategies on where to find, how to negotiate and how to flip top categories of valuable antique bottles, listing top examples in the most popular categories and their record auction prices. Original.
“This is a fun and painless way to give yourself a firm grounding in the wide wonderful world of antiques and collectibles.” Kyle Husfloen, Managing Editor, Antique Trader Weekly and Antique Trader’s Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide Do you love to poke around estate sales and antique shops, but can’t tell the difference between Queen Anne and Queen Victoria furniture? Do you dream of owning that old Oriental rug or Meissen figurine — but worry that the dealer might gouge you on the price? Do you own pieces you think might be valuable — but don’t know where to go for a reliable appraisal? Relax. Antiquing For Dummies answers all your antiquing questions—and more. Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve already gotten your feet wet, this fun, friendly guide will give you the savvy you need to cruise, schmooze, bargain for, and care for antiques with confidence. In no time you’ll be able to: Tell the difference between real antiques and stuff that’s just old Develop an antique hunt plan of attack Select antiques based on the 5 key points of the “RADAR Test” Discover hidden treasures at garages, estate sales, auctions, and shops Get the best deals when buying and selling antiques Decorate with antique glass and porcelain from around the world Clean and care for your precious finds Work an auction—real-time and online Writing with humor and common sense, Ron Zoglin and Deborah Shouse demystify the highfaluting terminology of the antique world. And step-by-step they walk you through all the antiquing essential, including: Different furniture styles and periods of furniture and how to distinguish them Dovetails, nails, and other construction elements that offer clues to a piece’s age Where to go for the best antique bargains — includes tips on how to bid at auctions in person or online All about antique glass, ceramics and silver Integrating antiques into your life at home and at the office Antiquing For Dummies gets you up and running with what you need to know to find, research, and negotiate prices like a pro.
Each book in this series includes dozens of photos and offers pickers' trade secrets for buying and selling fantastic finds in a certain segment of the antiques-and-collectibles market, including where to look for items, what to look for and how to flip an item for the best money possible. Original.
Use The Force! Released in 1977, the movie Star Wars: A New Hope changed pop culture forever. The accompanying toys became a global phenomenon and are now toys in the galaxy. H04 ow hot? A Boba Fett action figure or Cloud City Playset in mint condition can be worth thousands of dollars to collectors. Learn the secrets of the universe with this hands-on, how-to guide to picking Star Wars toys. Fun, informative and easy to use, this indispensable pocket guide is more powerful than a fully operational Death Star. You'll Uncover: Professional and practical strategies for finding valuable Star Wars toys Coverage of action figures, vehicles, accessories, and playsets Hundreds of detailed and beautiful color images to enhance your experience How to price and evaluate Star Wars items Whether for pleasure or profit, the Picker's Pocket Guide is a real find.
It s a rite of passage: the emotional journey of downsizing your or your aging parents' home. Here, syndicated home columnist Marni Jameson chronicles her own experience and blends it with advice from national experts to sensitively guide readers through the difficult process. From opening that first closet to selling the house, she provides guiding lights and a strategy to help readers accomplish the task quickly, respectfully, and rewardingly."
How to Downsize a Home, Settle an Estate, and Appraise Personal Property
Author: Harry L. Rinker
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Describes how to recognize valuables, preserve mementos, and find a reputable appraiser in order to help determine what to sell, keep, or throw away when moving into a smaller house or settling an estate.
Presents a humorous and informative guide to the world of antiquing for men who are looking to acquire manly collectibles, profiling such items as motion picture memorabilia, vintage cars, and racy art.