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Friday, September 27th, 2019

Whether you are new to collecting guns and firearms or already have a collection, you probably know that ownership laws vary by state. You should also know that the laws and regulations are different for antique guns than they are for modern guns. The differences depend on how an “antique gun” is defined and how you will store the item. Here are some tips that will help you understand the laws in Texas.

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Many collectors go to auction to find the items they enjoy at good prices. Whether you look for antiques, sports memorabilia, ceramics, or other valuables, you must know how to care for them. No matter what you collect, there are some factors you need to monitor including temperature, humidity, light, and cleaning methods.

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

If you are in a situation where you must sell items from an estate, it can be difficult. For those who have experienced a loss, it can be even more difficult. Estate auctions are an efficient way to get the most out of the items you are selling, especially if they are antiques.

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Silver and bronze antiques make beautiful additions to any home. If you have won some from auction, it can be exciting. But, you must know how to care for them to keep them in great shape for years to come. Here are some helpful tips for storing and cleaning your antiques.

Friday, June 14th, 2019

People can use a number of unscrupulous tricks to misrepresent the items they are trying to sell. They can hide or mislead you regarding the age or condition of antique items. They can also try to mislead reputable auction houses into selling fake items. You can find a way around many of these misrepresentations by using a blacklight, which can reveal a lot of information about the condition of an antique. You should always work with reliable auction dealers who stand behind the authenticity of their items as well.

Friday, April 19th, 2019

If you collect antique guns, you should think about the best option for handling this part of your estate. Discussing this can be uncomfortable and stressful, especially if you have items of significant sentimental or monetary value. There could be problems for your beneficiaries, executors, and family members if you do not plan ahead. Understanding your options for estate management can help you decide how best to handle your antique gun collection.

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Having an antique gun might mean you are in possession of an expensive piece of history. Prices on antique guns have gone up over time as the supply diminishes. The price depends on which gun you own. Certain manufacturers such as Colt and Winchester Repeating Arms are often in high demand which brings their values higher at auction. More and more people are becoming interested in collecting antique guns because they are being seen as a form of tangible assets. The following are some of the most common questions new collectors and sellers have about antique guns.

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

It can be exciting but hard to start a gun collection because there are so many choices available to you. You have to decide if you want to collect antique guns, modern guns, or both. No matter your choice, there’s a large number of options to choose from for your collection. There is also a lot of information available. In fact, just searching one specific gun can lead you to a wealth of information on that particular firearm. Here are some tips and tricks that can help you start your gun collection.

Monday, December 10th, 2018

If you have acquired an antique gun through inheritance or purchase from dealers and auctions, you should know how to care for it. In general, historic firearms are durable and resilient. But, if you handle a gun carelessly, you could compromise its value as a classic piece. In addition, it is possible that the firearm could deteriorate and fail to function. If you are unfamiliar with antique gun care, consider these simple guidelines for proper protection and maintenance.

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

There’s often nothing more thrilling than being at an auction. It’s exciting for bidders trying to find a fantastic deal and for sellers to watch the bidding. You may be wondering what items are often found at auctions, so here’s a breakdown of what you can generally expect.