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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.

Monday, October 1st, 2018

For many, choosing the right engagement ring means finding something unique and special. Finding just the right engagement ring that tells your partner how much they mean to you is a personal process. You can shop with your partner or look for one alone.

Friday, March 30th, 2018

No matter where you live, you have probably had the chance to go to an estate sale. These are some of the best sales to go to if you are looking for great deals. They offer art, collectibles, housewares, tools, vehicles and auto parts, and jewelry. However, estate auctions offer just as much as sales, if not more. If you want to find the best deals, you need to know what to look for and how the these auctions work.

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Buying gifts for people can sometimes be a difficult task. If you have friends or family members that seem to have everything, finding the perfect gift can make shopping a chore. Everyone wants to buy a gift that will stand out and be fun. Auctions can offer great gift ideas for those who want to get unique and memorable presents. These are some of the top items you can buy that will show you have put thought into your gift giving.

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

There are a lot of auction houses out there that can help you sell your antiques, but they vary in their methods and rules. When you are looking to choose one for your needs, there are some questions to ask to make sure you will be working with the right one. You will want an auction house that knows how to deal with your specific items and understands their value. The following can help you know that you are choosing the right auction house to sell your antiques.

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Attending an auction is a great way to get well-priced, unique pieces of jewelry that are tough to find anywhere else. You should follow some tips while at auction to ensure you are getting quality jewelry for the price you bid. You will need to compare the prices with similar pieces, verify the quality of the jewelry, and possibly get an appraisal if bidding on high-priced items.

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

There are many types of items that can be found at auction, including antiques, collectibles, and memorabilia. Though anything old may look like an antique, it could be considered a collectible. When you go to an auction to buy items, you could be bidding not on a collectible, but a piece of memorabilia. The various types of items found at an auction can become confusing. Researching the distinct differences between antiques, collectibles, and memorabilia before you go to an auction can be beneficial to both buyers and sellers.

Monday, August 24th, 2015

It can be overwhelming to sell many estate household items at once, especially after a family member has passed away. Instead of trying to arrange an estate sale yourself, it is much easier to go through an auction house. You should first assess the estate household items you are wanting to sell and then find an auction house. After you find an auction house, you can advertise and begin to sell your items.

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

In days gone by, crocks were used for multipurpose food storage, holding everything from dry goods to vegetables. Today, antique crocks offer your home a rustic, shabby chic, country farmhouse look and they are functional for many purposes, including storage and home decoration. Enhance your kitchen, dining room, bathroom and other areas of your home with this unique type of earthenware pottery, which you can usually find at an auction.

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

The fire ate through Melanie’s house, taking most of the structure in a life-changing early-spring event. Of course Melanie was upset about the loss of the house where her life had been staged for so many Christmases, Easters, and birthdays. But the absolute heartache came when she realized the blaze consumed irreplaceable heirlooms from her family, part of her own personal history. The insurance would take care of the house, but no amount of money could recover Grandma’s bed or her Aunt Sally’s armoire that had been lost in the fire. She was devastated at the loss of those and other family heirlooms. How could she replace family heirlooms and keepsakes? Why are those heirlooms so important? Can the keepsakes even be replaced?