Archive for December 19, 2013
Antiquing, it’s not just for your best friend’s mother in law anymore. As more commodities enter the antiques market, the benefits of antiquing are being realized by younger generations. Not only is there more on the antiques market, but turning to antique shops can help consumers avoid spending more money at big box stores. With these aspects in mind, here are some great qualities worth noting as you delve into the antiques market.
What is an antique?
Antiques are technically defined as items that are purchased at least one hundred years after their original manufacture. Fortunately for most collectors, these standards are widely altered. Most antiques are sold as such after about 50 to 60 years on the market. This deviation from the standard can make searching out old memorabilia and vintage co