Monday, July 20, 2015

Getting Advice On How Much Mom and Dad's Collectibles Are Worth

Figuring Out What To Do With Antiques and Vintage Collectibles From Mom and Dad's Home 

Selling mom or dad's collectibles, art and antiques can be quite the challenge for adult children who are not familiar with vintage.  Just because parents were collectors of "STUFF", doesn't mean that somehow by osmosis their kids know the difference between bric a brac and true collectible vintage treasures.

Take Photographs of Mom and Dad's Vintage Collectibles and Post on I Antique 

Before you contact a professional (i.e. antique dealer, appraiser, shop owner etc, take pictures with your cell phone or camera. Next, I might suggest that you Visit I Antique (my site) and post these pictures of what you have in the group "Whadja Find"  as well as in the relevant topic groups i.e. "Depression glass", "pottery" etc. Starting with the general group forum Whadja Find,  you will have an opportunity to discuss what you have with many very knowledgeable members of our site. We now have almost 18,000 members in our antiques and collectibles community. Our revised Whadja Find group has close to 1000 members.

Evaluating The Advice You Get When Asking About Mom and Dad's Vintage and  Antique Treasures

You will discover that I Antique is a friendly welcoming site with a mixture of members from all backgrounds. We have experts in many areas as well as seasoned collectors who are not afraid to tell you what the bottom line is. Of course this is a social network which means the content is user generated, so you will have to decide if the answers you get make sense. But I think you will find that we are a good place to begin to figure out whether what you have is something special or tag sale or charity bric a brac.

Photos taken by C. Dianne Zweig at the Sandwich Antique Center, Sandwich, Mass.
C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at Visit my website, Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

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