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Monday, June 8th, 2020

If you like to shop for bargains, especially on older items, you may or may not be familiar with the terms antique and vintage. Retro, collectible, and classic are other terms you have probably run across. There are differences between these types of items. It is important to know what they are before buying any antiques or vintage objects.

Friday, May 1st, 2020

If you own a thrift or resale store, you know it can be difficult to find the right stock of items. Your goal is to find enough items at a great price so you can make your customers happy and make a profit. Going to auctions is a great idea for getting a good amount of sellable items at a great price. Here are some of the benefits of going to auction for your store’s stock.

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Whether you are a seasoned seller or are new to selling at auctions, it is important to know the value of your firearm before the event. You could try to value the item yourself, but it is often helpful to have an appraisal done by a professional. Here are the main factors an appraiser should look at and some tips to help you appraise the value too.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Now that you know a little bit more about the history of coin collecting and your options for buying them, you can start thinking about the coins themselves. Here are some more basics for you to know about before you start your collection.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

The study and collection of coins and paper currency is known as numismatics. Although it can be time consuming, coin collecting is a beloved hobby because it is fun and interesting! If you are new to this pastime, there are some basics you should know before buying your first coins.

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

There are thousands of types of currency available to collect, including both paper money and coins. For U.S. currency, there are many places for collectors to find new pieces. These include online and at auctions. Here are some of the most common pieces of paper and coin currency that you can find.

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.

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

If you collect coins, an auction can be a great place to find new pieces for your collection. If you are new to collecting, it is important to know how to take care of them. Here are some tips you can use to care for your coins after winning them from an auction.

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.