Friday, July 16, 2010

Top Ten Reasons to Buy Antiques

As promised in our recent column in MAD, here is a free .pdf copy of our Top Ten Reasons to Buy Antiques. Feel free to email it, print it, pass it around, post it on shop windows or utility poles, link to it, whatever (just please do not change it).

13 comments:

Author said...

Are you guys on Facebook?

Anonymous said...

Great article!!!! I will have a copy of the reasons and the article for any new or young collector to have. We need new collectors and every reason you have stated here is true. Again thanks for the wonderful words!!

Antiquesnews&Fairs said...

Hi from England
We are Antiquesnews & Fairs and we co-ordinate National Antiques Week 15-22 November 2010. We saw your article via AntiquesDigest on Twitter, we are AntiqNewsFairs and NatAntiquesWeek. Do you have a Twitter a/c? We would like to mention you on ANF and for the campaign for NAW this year, which is to encourage a younger audience to antiques - you are doing a great job!
www.antiquesnewsandfairs.co.uk

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Hollie and Andrew for this wonderful column! I'm 28 years old and a very enthusiastic collector of early American antiques. Sometimes I feel as if I am the only one of my peers that have that love and appreciation of old treasures. I have already passed your column on via email to several of my friends and family and we will make collectors out of them yet!

Jenn in Ohio

Hollie and Andrew said...

Thanks all for kind words, y'all! We are not yet on FB or Twitter, but we'll get that going before the fall show season (we'll get the accounts set up soon so that we can get the names out there for you).

Please do pass the Top Ten around. Nothing would make us happier than seeing it posted at shows and other venues!

Jenn--come check out Garth's! Sale this weekend and then Labor Day...www.garths.com.

Mr England--Wonderful! Glad we are able to reach across the pond! We hope to make it to NAW sometime.

Anonymous said...

I have been collecting Arts & Crafts for 15 years now, started when I was 23. Back then I hung out with people twice my age and looked around at shows to see no peers, ever. I hope kids pick up on this as now it is a second career for me as I buy and sell and make good money to pay for things i want! You must apply the time to study forms, read up, make mistakes, buy what you like and make up your mind quick before its gone (California flea market mind set!). Before you know it, you are the expert! Thakns for the great read, will be posting on Facebook.

Bryan
Pasadena, CA

Anonymous said...

Great list! I posted it on my museum's Facebook page, and our fans love it!

Sarah
Bakersfield, CA

Hollie and Andrew said...

Sarah, would you happen to know our friends Clara and Dizzy? They live in Bakersfield!

Anonymous said...

Just now catching up on your blog, and your 10 reasons succinctly state what I tell my customers. You just said it better! The list now gets posted at my shop (the Duck Creek Antique Mall) in Cincinnati, where I see a really great cross-section of age groups shopping (and buying)! Keep up the good work!

Hollie and Andrew said...

We love Duck Creek! A good friend of ours (Mimi Morgan) has booth space there. Please, print up the top 10 and pass 'em out like candy. The next step is to get them into places that young, non-antiquers frequent!

Alfies said...

Hello from Alfies Antique Market & Grays in London! Love your article on the 'Top Ten Reasons to buy Antiques' Great stuff! I have added a link to: www.alfiesantiques.blogspot.com.

Look forward to reading more from you. Best wishes, Jenna.

Buy Antiques said...

Hi,

Thank you for this wonderful resource. I am wondering whether if its ok to share it on my website or print it so I can share it? Thanks again.

Hollie and Andrew said...

Please print and share this as much as you want...just give credit and a link. thanks!