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Course Description

How to Buy and Sell Antiques and Collectibles offers a highly successful approach to acquiring and selling antiques and collectibles for both fun and profit. This course incorporates many strategies of acquiring and selling desirable objects and pieces, with the goal of personal enjoyment and fulfillment.

All collectors start somewhere. It begins somehow, usually with an interest developed early on as a child. Almost mystically, the collection begins. Eventually, there comes a time when the collector desires to sell an antique or collectible, perhaps because it is a duplicate or to make room for another object.

Successful collectors learn what sells, and what to buy in order to sell later. Many of the most profitable collectors and dealers learn the principals necessary to trade, barter, acquire and sell both antiques and collectibles. They avoid expensive mistakes and missteps. They use knowledge as their best tool to acquire items for their collections or resale.

This course will present many strategies and concepts to prepare you for the path of becoming a successful buyer and seller of antiques and collectibles.


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Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Starting an Antique Collection

    Starting an antique collection is a simple activity that offers the collector great personal enjoyment for a particular passion, and an opportunity for a profit.
  • Lesson 2: The History of Antiquing

    It was not until the 18th century, with its development of the art and science of archaeology that produced the stimulus for both public and private collecting in earnest.
  • Lesson 3: What Types of Antiques to Buy

    There are many different factors as to why specific items are chosen to collect.
  • Lesson 4: Collectibles Versus Just Plain Old Stuff

    Old stuff is just that -- old stuff. It is not necessarily collectible or a good investment. Knowing the difference can significantly impact the profitability of your endeavors.
  • Lesson 5: Searching for Profitable Antiques

    Shopping and searching for antiques is a great way to spend a free afternoon.
  • Lesson 6: Detecting Fakes

    One concern shared among all antique collectors is purchasing a fake item.
  • Lesson 7: Setting the Value

    The determination of the value of an antique or collectible takes more than locating an item in a price guide or reviewing auction results.
  • Lesson 8: Buying from Antique Dealers

    Dealers often have those hard-to-find items on display and are ready to sell them to a collector.
  • Lesson 9: Antique Glassware, Furniture, and Other Items

    In the world of collecting, antique glassware and furniture are extremely popular items that are constantly bought and sold.
  • Lesson 10: Care and Preservation of Antiques

    Simple procedures and common sense go a long way toward making sure an item is properly preserved.
  • Lesson 11: Protecting Your Investment

    Most serious collectors insure their antiques and collectibles against many different kinds of losses.
  • Lesson 12: Learning about Your Collections

    Most avid collectors tend to specialize or find special niches that interest them, and then grow their collections.
  • Lesson 13: Where to Sell Antiques

    An important part of collecting antiques and collectibles is the selling of some of your items.
  • Lesson 14: How to Sell Antiques

    Before selling an antique or collectible, first find its value.
  • Lesson 15: Selling to Dealers

    There are both advantages and disadvantages to selling your object to a dealer.
Course Title: Buying and Selling Antiques and Collectibles
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
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Course Number: 7550536
Course Type: Entrepreneurial
Course URL: http://collectibles.onlineclasses.com
Instructor: Cathleen Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Requirements: View Technical Requirements
Course Fee: Basic Course: $30.00 (no CEU Certification)
  with CEU Certification: $55.00
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10 Contact Hours
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CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
Standard: Course Adheres to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Lesson 1 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 1 ExamExam10
Lesson 2 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 2 ExamExam10
Lesson 3 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 3 ExamExam9
Lesson 4 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 4 ExamExam9
Lesson 5 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 5 ExamExam9
Lesson 6 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 6 ExamExam10
Lesson 7 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 7 ExamExam10
Lesson 8 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 8 ExamExam10
Lesson 9 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 9 ExamExam9
Lesson 10 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 10 ExamExam10
Lesson 11 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 11 ExamExam10
Lesson 12 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 12 ExamExam10
Lesson 13 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 13 ExamExam9
Lesson 14 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 14 ExamExam10
Lesson 15 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 15 ExamExam8
The Final ExamExam66
Total Points:589

Student Testimonials

  • "It was all good! I liked everything about it." -- BETTY J.
  • "I enjoyed it." -- Donald D.
  • "A very pleasant instructor and always there to help. I felt very at ease and comfortable working with her. I would like to take another course with her in the near future. The course was a great help for me and very useful for future reference. I found the whole complete course helpful and have learnt so much. Excellent!" -- Sarah P.
  • "I am glad I took the class, I definitely learned a lot. The content was very good. The teacher was prompt in replying and very pleasant." -- Teresa F.
  • "I found all the information in the course to be helpful. I have my antiques and collectibles already, so now that I got all this information, I feel I'm ready to get the ball rolling." -- Raven H.
  • "Good course and responsive instructor." -- Gerald D.

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