Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Is What I Inherited Worth Anything?

Introducing A Group Forum To Help You Price What You Have Inherited

As editor of the largest social network on antiques and collectibles, I Antique Online.com, you can imagine how often someone writes to me and asks: "I wonder if what I inherited (from my mom or dad or grandma etc). is worth anything" ? I happily tell them about a featured group forum on I Antique Online.com called "Whadja Find" ?

Learn More About Your Inherited Item From Members Of I Antique Online.com

This group is made up of over 1000 members of I Antique Online.com who enjoy discussing items they have found or can offer some friendly advice to others who are searching for some answers. It's a perfect group forum for the average person who knows that they may have something special but just isn't as familiar with the antiques and collectibles business as some of the dealer or collector members of the group.

Curious About What You Have Inherited ?

A long time ago, I joked that we should call this group "One Night Stand" because so often I have seen people find their way onto the site and post a picture of an ordinary "bedroom night stand" that they may have acquired from grandma or mom. These new visitors to I Antique Online eagerly ask the group to help them decide what to do with their "night stand". Before long, the "one night stand" folks stay longer and enjoy being part of our
fun community.

Get Help With Identifying And Evaluating What You Have

To be clear, "Whadja Find" is not a professional appraisal service or a group of snooty of "know it alls". It's more like a group of neighbors who enjoy figuring out what you have and helping you take the next step in the process of identifying and evaluating what you have inherited or acquired.

And with over 187 Collector groups on the site, there are plenty of other resources built into this
social network.

Not Getting Snookered

But the "Whadja Find Group" is unique, because although it is made up of plenty of newbies, you will also find plenty of seasoned antique dealers, authors, experts, professional appraisers, estate liquidators, plenty of down to earth helping types and even a few "know it all" types. With the power of this popular social network you will not only get some answers about your antiques and collectibles but also plenty of members who are ready to buy what you may want to sell. And with thousands of members looking in on your discussions, it's hard to get snookered.

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 cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Society of Professional Journalists

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