Saturday, April 16, 2011

All the News That’s Fit To Print

Recently, I have begun selling (or attempting to sell) on Addoway. Ebay is okay, but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. At least for sellers. At least for small time sellers like myself. I do still sell occasionally on ebay, and I still have my Bonanza booth open, but I thought I would give Addoway a shot in the hopes that just maybe Addoway has a different clientele than Bonanza does. So far, I think it’s about the same. But time will tell.

In other news, I scour the web almost daily for web articles that highlight antiques, collectibles and online selling. I have decided that each week I will post a listing of those articles I find that will (hopefully) be interesting to my readers. Here is the first installment, and you can just click on the headline of whichever article you would like to read (the headlines are links to the articles themselves). Enjoy, and I hope you find these articles as interesting as I have. Thanks for stopping by!

Antiques & Collectibles: Older casino gaming chips, tokens bring fair return on investment

Question: I am enclosing photos of five gambling chips found among my late husband's things. Are they collectible and, if so, what is their worth? (click on the headline to read the article)

Lara Spencer to launch antique-centered reality show

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Lara Spencer is in search of new treasures - and a network hit.

Enter "It's Worth What," a summer reality series on NBC. The game show, which Spencer created and will executive produce, will tap into America's curiosity with cost and value. In what would seem an "Antiques Roadshow" meets "Price is Right,"… (click on the headline to read the article)

Kovels Antiques: Unusual articles of furniture often uncomfortable

Should a chair be a “conversation piece” or be comfortable? Twentieth-century designers’ chairs can be either, but they’re rarely both…. (click on the headline to read the article)

President Signs Repeal of Tax Rules That Would Have Hit Online Sellers

It's official. With a stroke of the pen on Thursday, President Obama codified the repeal of a set of controversial new tax reporting requirements for businesses included in his health-care overhaul bill.

At issue was a provision that would have required all businesses - large and small - to submit a 1099 form to any vendor from whom they had purchased goods or services totaling $600 or more in a tax year…. (click on the headline to read the article)

7 Tips To Help You Successfully Auction On Ebay

Tip #1 Another secret source of collectibles is eBay itself and other auction sites. Yes, the power of leveraging eBay is in fact a secret of many eBay sellers. Many items for sale on auction sites can be purchased and then resold on the same or another site. This is actually a common practice. The main difference in your auction is…. (click on the headline to read the article)

Antiques & Collectibles: Much variety, availability in salt and pepper shakers

Not only are salt and pepper shakers fun to collect, but they are everywhere — at yard and estate sales, second hand shops, consignment shops, antique shops and online. With the vast presence of these popular collectibles, it is possible to build a good-sized collection for a moderate price…. (click on the headline to read the article)

Tips make antique care easy

Taking care of our antiques is an ongoing task. I’ve been collecting helpful tips for many years. Most are simple things that have saved me time and money. Here are a few I hope will help you, too. Feel free to share your tips with me, and I’ll pass them on to other readers. … (click on the headline to read the article)


Innocent buy at swap meet ignites passion for collecting

Private museum covers 20,000 square feet; Toy vehicles sit along an authentic-looking street and upstairs are cowboy toys and Meccano sets…. (click on the headline to read the article)

SPOTLIGHT: Illinois woman has more 250,000 buttons

SHELBYVILLE, Ill.—Mankind has long been uptight about buttons.

Once some enterprising clothier had invented the buttonhole (they appeared in 13th-century Europe) the button was sure to follow, and then people started getting obsessed with them….. (click on the headline to read the article)

How to Appraise, Insure, and Sell Your Collectibles

Everyone dreams of finding a priceless antique in their attic. But how do you determine whether your treasure is a valuable heirloom or something better suited for donation to Goodwill?... (click on the headline to read the article)

Ten Valuable Rudolph Valentino Movie Collectibles

Here are ten valuable Rudolph Valentino movie collectibles that are sure to please and excite silent movie memorabilia buffs. “Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams.” - Rudolph Valentino …. (click on the headline to read the article)

What is the Future of Antiques?

A majority of people who appear on the popular PBS TV show The Antiques Road Show have no idea what their item is worth and a majority of the items brought to the show are worth about $75, said Stuart Slavid to the crowd assembled at yesterday's monthly Temple Beth Am Brotherhood breakfast…. (click on the headline to read the article)

Pickin' and grinnin'

With their plaid shirts, blue jeans and cowboy hats, Scott Cozens and Sheldon Smithens look like a couple of down-home boys having a good time as they drive around the country picking.

Picking, for the uninitiated, means hunting, identifying and negotiating for hidden gems like antiques and collectibles tucked away in barns, basements, sheds and attics…. (click on the headline to read the article)

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