How to Deal in Antiques

How to Deal in Antiques

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By (author) Fiona Shoop

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  • Publisher: How to Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 313 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 246mm x 24mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2011
  • ISBN 10: 1845284569
  • ISBN 13: 9781845284565
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 177,142

Product description

Whether you want to find the best bargains when buying antiques and collectables as a hobby, or whether you want to turn your interest in antiques into an extra income stream or full-time career, this book will help you make better deals and maximise your profits. You'll discover: - what to buy and sell - where to buy and how to get bigger discounts - where and how to sell - using the internet for both buying and selling Antiques expert, Fiona Shoop, highlights the tricks of the trade to help you avoid making common but costly mistakes - and ensure that you get the best out of the antiques world.

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Author information

FIONA SHOOP has been an antiques dealer for almost 30 years, buying and selling at antiques fairs, centres, auctions and car boot sales. She has been a consultant to one of the top auction houses and an onscreen antiques expert on numerous TV programmes, including Name Your Price, Everything Must Go and Boot Sale Challenge. She's also acted as a consultant to TV antiques experts and written the scripts for several antiques programmes. The former Editor of an antiques magazine, Fiona was a columnist for several antiques publications and has edited many TV antiques favourites. She has talked about antiques and collectables on the radio for a decade and is a regular on BBC local radio.

Review quote

'Astonishingly thorough.' Antiques Trade Gazette 'a definitive guide to dealing.' The Dealer 'Probably the best book I have ever read on the subject of becoming an antiques dealer.' 'The best practical introduction so far seen on buying and selling collectables.'

Table of contents

Preface; Part One - Establishing the Basics; Part Two - Where to Buy Goods; Part Three - Where to Sell; Part Four - The Internet; Part Five - What to Sell; Part Six - Business Basics; Conclusion; Useful Publications; Index.