Antiques - The Modern Day Treasure Hunt
In today's world, everything that's old can be described as
antiques and generally speaking that's quite true. A product is
considered to be an antique if it is over a hundred years old or
is rare enough to have some value. In other words, these are old
items that are in limited supply.
An antique is something collectible. It may be a piece of
antique furniture that you want to collect to enhance the look of
a room, or a piece of antique pottery to decorate a corner
cupboard, or some antique books, antique camera and photographs,
antique jewelry, antique money, antique car, antique clocks, or
antique watches that you want to hand down to your grandchildren
but the items must be rare enough to be considered an antique.
The others are just secondhand goods junk. Most people have a
common misconception about an antique: the older they look, the
more antique they must be. Appearance has nothing to do with it,
just because a piece looks like it came out of grandma's attic
does not necessarily mean that it's an antique. The value of an
antique is based on demand due to suitability and limited
Most people become fascinated in an antique for two reasons;
either they have an interest in collecting antique purely for
personal enjoyment and are willing to shell out money for antique
restoration or they inherited it from a family member. The most
common are antique pottery, antique car, antique furniture,
antique books, antique camera and photographs, antique clocks,
antique money, antique jewelry and antique watches. However they
came about it, everyone wants to be sure of one thing that what
they buy or inherit will escalate in value as time goes by. That
is what antique collection is all about.
There are two main principles that apply when collecting an
antique: The first is to know everything that you can about the
antique that interests you and second is to obtain them at the
lowest possible price. Doing so will not only give you
satisfaction and enjoyment, but at the same time you will also be
assured that your investment will appreciate in value.
Some people only developed an interest in antique because they
inherited an item or a whole house full of antique from a
relative. The dollar signs started to appear and they began their
hunt for some antique appraisals and antique auction. But what
most failed to consider is that much of what Great Grandmother
had is probably just junk, unless she was a seasoned collector
who's into antique restoration or an expert in antique
It's true that people could have bought a piece of furniture
to decorate their home a long time ago and that furniture, if it
were of fine quality, would now be worth something. But only a
professional appraiser can guarantee that, and appraising costs
about $100-150 an hour. So if you are keen on bringing you item
in an antique auction and contemplating about asking someone how
much an item is worth, be prepared to shell out a few bucks for
the information. Appraisers charge so much because they shoulder
the lion's share for insurance companies and lawyers settling
estates. Although appraising is not an exact science, it still
requires an appraiser to do lots of research and then prepare a
detailed report that's acceptable in a court of law.
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