Buying and Selling Antiques and Collectibles

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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.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
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    Course Lessons

    Average Lesson Rating:
    4.6 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
    "Extraordinarily Helpful"
    (1,564 votes)

    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. 11 Total Points
    • Lesson 1 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: How to Collect Antiques; What are antiques?
    • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
    • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
    • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

    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. 35 Total Points
    • Lesson 2 Video
    • Review Article: Kovels Antiques and Collectibles
    • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

    Lesson 3: What Types of Antiques to Buy

    There are many different factors as to why specific items are chosen to collect. 9 Total Points
    • Lesson 3 Video
    • Review 4 Articles: Five Antiques for Under $10; Reasons to Buy Antiques; U.S.; Canada
    • Take Poll: Antiques
    • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

    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. 34 Total Points
    • Lesson 4 Video
    • Review 3 Articles: What's a Collectible?; Antique Glassware; Antique Clocks
    • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

    Lesson 5: Searching for Profitable Antiques

    Shopping and searching for antiques is a great way to spend a free afternoon. 9 Total Points
    • Lesson 5 Video
    • Review Article: Finding Antiques at Garage Sales
    • Take Poll: Finding Antiques
    • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

    Lesson 6: Detecting Fakes

    One concern shared among all antique collectors is purchasing a fake item. 35 Total Points
    • Lesson 6 Video
    • Review Article: Detecting Faberge Fakes
    • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

    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. 10 Total Points
    • Lesson 7 Video
    • Review Article: Using Google for Finding Value
    • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

    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. 10 Total Points
    • Lesson 8 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: 10 Antique Buying Tips; Buying Antiques
    • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

    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. 9 Total Points
    • Lesson 9 Video
    • Review Article: Carnival Glass
    • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

    Lesson 10: Care and Preservation of Antiques

    Simple procedures and common sense go a long way toward making sure an item is properly preserved. 10 Total Points
    • Lesson 10 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Caring for Antiques and Collectibles; Antique Furniture Care and Preservation
    • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

    Lesson 11: Protecting Your Investment

    Most serious collectors insure their antiques and collectibles against many different kinds of losses. 35 Total Points
    • Lesson 11 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Insuring Antiques; How to Insure Antiques
    • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam

    Lesson 12: Learning about Your Collections

    Most avid collectors tend to specialize or find special niches that interest them, and then grow their collections. 10 Total Points
    • Lesson 12 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Researching Antiques Online; Researching Silver Marks
    • Complete: Lesson 12 Exam

    Lesson 13: Where to Sell Antiques

    An important part of collecting antiques and collectibles is the selling of some of your items. 9 Total Points
    • Lesson 13 Video
    • Review 2 Articles: Where to Sell Antiques; Selling Antiques
    • Take Poll: Selling Antiques
    • Complete: Lesson 13 Exam

    Lesson 14: How to Sell Antiques

    Before selling an antique or collectible, first find its value. 35 Total Points
    • Lesson 14 Video
    • Complete: Lesson 14 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 14 Exam

    Lesson 15: Selling to Dealers

    There are both advantages and disadvantages to selling your object to a dealer. 74 Total Points
    • Lesson 15 Video
    • Review Article: Selling to a Dealer
    • Take Poll: How would you rate this course?
    • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
    • Complete: Lesson 15 Exam
    • Complete: The Final Exam
    Total Course Points

    Learning Outcomes

    By 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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    Course Title: Buying and Selling Antiques and Collectibles
    Course Number: 7550536
    Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
    Lessons Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars (1,564 votes)
    Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
    Course Type: Entrepreneurial (Self-Paced, Online Class)
    CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
    CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
    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
    Instructor: Cathleen Chouinard
    Syllabus: View Syllabus
    Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
    Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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    Student Testimonials

    • "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.
    • "It was all good! I liked everything about it." -- BETTY J.
    • "I enjoyed it." -- Donald D.