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Buying & Selling Antiques 2nd Ed: Insider Knowledge and Trade Tips to Help You Make Money from Your Hobby Paperback – 28 May 2004

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: How To Books; 2nd Revised edition edition (28 May 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857039599
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857039597
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 17.2 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 268,467 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A definitive guide to dealing. -- The Dealer

The best practical introduction so far seen on buying and selling collectables on the internet. -- antiquesnews.co.uk

This book is astonishingly thorough. -- Antiques Trade Gazette

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The antiques trade is a wonderful world, full of beautiful things and great bargains but it's also a place where you can make mistakes and lose money. My book is written just for you, to guide you through the intricacies of a very exciting business and show you how to make the most out of it. You don't have to want to make money to use this book, you can even be an existing dealer - one of my readers had been a dealer for 30 years when he read the first edition and it saved him money because I said things he'd never thought about - because I'm not just a writer, I'm also a dealer so I know where people will make mistakes, get caught out or just miss out on some great buys. I've been there. I get up at 3am to do fairs, I have travelled 1,000 miles a week to buy stock and even gone on overseas buying trips to get that extra special stock - or I get up at 9 at weekends, potter down to my local boot fair or auction and enjoy buying antiques and collectables.

I'm also a collector which, as you know, is addictive but I've learnt that, when bills need to be paid, those collections come in very handy - as long as you've bought at the right price. I'll show you how.

As a journalist, I've had to cover so many different areas and, working in TV and radio, I need to be able to value everything from art to furniture, jewellery to china and even household items. You get used to thinking fast and knowing what things are worth - or how much you're willing to pay and I'll teach you how to do what I do. No other book will do this for you - which is why I was asked to write it.

Above all, I want you to enjoy reading my book so I've divided it into sections - if you don't want anything to do with the Internet, don't worry, you don't have to, miss out part 4 and just carry on. I love the Internet and use it a lot but I'm not going to tell anybody that there's only one way to buy and sell antiques. This is your book, do with it as you wish, it really will help you to get more out of the antiques trade whether you're buying, selling or just looking,

Enjoy it,
Fiona Shoop


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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. Sharp on 30 Dec. 2004
Format: Paperback
This is brilliant guide to the trade for everyone from the boot sale bargain hunter, to those who wish to earn their living full time from antiques.
It has so much information, yet it is easily accessible on well laid out, medium print pages. There are no gratuitous space filling and grainy images which often spoil other guides. The paper is high quality, but not glossy. There are decent margins, and wide spaces between paragraph and sub-heading breaks. Why do I mention this? It makes reading and annotating a fatigue free pleasure.
The information and insight into the trade is extremely valuable. I am learning so much, and it is already earning me more income. She is not afraid to debunk a lot of myths, especially concerning price guides. She rails against rude dealers, and the evils of dirty toilets at fairs (mentioned more than once!) I am sometimes surprised at the revalations, and wonder that Fiona has not recieved a black ban from some of the organisers and dealers! But as she points out on many occasions, the more in the trade, the more people to buy and sell your stock to, so why the animosity?
I would wholeheartedly recomend this book to all those who, like me, are addicted to the thrill of the bargain hunt, get high on the adrenaline surge at an auction, and get more pleasure from the £10 profit made on that find at the bottom of a box under the stall, than from a £1000 made on the stock market. I had Millers "How to make money out of antiques", which was okay, but not a scratch on this. I carry it everywhere.
JUST BUY IT!
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By xiangli chen on 10 Oct. 2013
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yes ok so I think this book indeed is quite helpful if you want to start a antique trading business...
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By mrsgoggins on 28 Sept. 2014
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As described. Good service.
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