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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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Lesson 1: Starting an Antique CollectionStarting 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 AntiquingIt 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 BuyThere are many different factors as to why specific items are chosen to collect.
Lesson 4: Collectibles Versus Just Plain Old StuffOld 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 AntiquesShopping and searching for antiques is a great way to spend a free afternoon.
Lesson 6: Detecting FakesOne concern shared among all antique collectors is purchasing a fake item.
Lesson 7: Setting the ValueThe 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 DealersDealers 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 ItemsIn the world of collecting, antique glassware and furniture are extremely popular items that are constantly bought and sold.
Lesson 10: Care and Preservation of AntiquesSimple procedures and common sense go a long way toward making sure an item is properly preserved.
Lesson 11: Protecting Your InvestmentMost serious collectors insure their antiques and collectibles against many different kinds of losses.
Lesson 12: Learning about Your CollectionsMost avid collectors tend to specialize or find special niches that interest them, and then grow their collections.
Lesson 13: Where to Sell AntiquesAn important part of collecting antiques and collectibles is the selling of some of your items.
Lesson 14: How to Sell AntiquesBefore selling an antique or collectible, first find its value.
Lesson 15: Selling to DealersThere are both advantages and disadvantages to selling your object to a dealer.
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Learning OutcomesBy successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe starting an antique collection.
- Summarize the history of antiquing.
- Describe what types of antiques to buy.
- Determine collectibles versus just plain old stuff.
- Describe searching for profitable antiques.
- Summarize methods for detecting fakes.
- Summarize setting the value.
- Determine buying from antique dealers.
- Describe antique glassware, furniture, and other items.
- Describe care and preservation of antiques.
- Describe protecting your investment.
- Summarize research methods to learn more about your collections.
- Summarize where to sell antiques.
- Describe how to sell antiques.
- Summarize the process and expectations for selling to dealers, and
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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