Online Class: Buying and Selling Antiques and Collectibles

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.

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Course Description

Unlocking the Art of Antiques: From Collector to Connoisseur

Welcome to "Unlocking the Art of Antiques: From Collector to Connoisseur." Delve into the captivating world of antiques and collectibles, and embark on a journey that promises not just knowledge, but also the joy of discovery and the thrill of profitable trades.

Every antique tells a story, encapsulating moments of history and culture within its form. Whether it's the romantic allure of a bygone era or the tangible touch of craftsmanship, the world of antiques and collectibles has a unique charm that ensnares enthusiasts from all walks of life. For many, it begins as a childhood fascination, perhaps with a family heirloom or a treasured trinket. Over time, this spark grows, turning a casual hobbyist into a discerning collector.

However, the universe of antiques is not just about passionate collecting; it's also about strategic selling. There may come a point when you wish to curate your collection, part with duplicates, or reinvest in new treasures. That's where the nuances of trade come into play. A successful foray into this market doesn't just require a keen eye for quality but also a strategic mindset, understanding market trends, and recognizing potential treasures.

Our course is designed to arm you with precisely these skills. Beyond appreciating the beauty and history of antiques, you'll learn the art of valuation, acquisition, and profitable selling. By understanding market demands, recognizing undervalued pieces, and avoiding common pitfalls, you can navigate the antiques landscape like a seasoned professional. Knowledge will be your compass, guiding you to make informed decisions that maximize both pleasure and profit.

"Unlocking the Art of Antiques" is more than just a course; it's an initiation into a community of connoisseurs. Here, you'll be equipped with strategies and insights that transform your approach from casual collecting to sophisticated trading.

Step into a world where history meets commerce, where passion aligns with strategy, and where every piece has a tale waiting to be told. Let's embark on this fascinating journey together and redefine your relationship with antiques and collectibles. Welcome to the connoisseur's club!

Course Motivation

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.4 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(1,719 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
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Assessment: 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. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: 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
  • Lesson discussions: Antiques
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Antique Clocks 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: 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
  • Lesson discussions: Finding Antiques
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Detecting Fakes

One concern shared among all antique collectors is purchasing a fake item. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: 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
  • Assessment: 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
  • Assessment: 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
  • Assessment: 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
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Protecting Your Investment

Most serious collectors insure their antiques and collectibles against many different kinds of losses. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: 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
  • Assessment: 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
  • Lesson discussions: Selling Antiques
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: How to Sell Antiques

Before selling an antique or collectible, first find its value. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Assessment: 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
  • Lesson discussions: How would you rate this course?; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Exam
  • Assessment: 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.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Additional Course Information

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Course Title: Buying and Selling Antiques and Collectibles
Course Number: 7550536
Lessons Rating: 4.4 / 5 Stars (1,719 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: October 2023
Course Type: 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
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "I appreciated that we had the option of reading or watching the video. There were times when I did both." -- Maggie R.
  • "The instructor was very helpful and promptly graded tests and assignments." -- Virginia G.
  • "Instructor made me feel positive about my assignments and exams." -- Mary M.
  • "Great class. Easy to follow and entertaining." -- Diana C.
  • "I would recommend this course and the instructor." -- Paula G.
  • "Really enjoyable and challenging." -- Kelly L.
  • "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.