What to Look for When Buying Vintage Furniture

Open the trade magazines and it seems like vintage furniture and decor pieces are setting records for sales on a regular basis. While it might seem like this could put vintage furniture out of the reach of most peoples’ budgets, there...
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What You Need to Know About Appraisal Services

Inheriting an estate has left you a treasure trove of antiques and collectibles. You’re a busy-body and don’t have time to price each item. This is a job for professional appraisal services. The problem? Knowing they have your best interest...
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5 Shopping Tips for Local Estate Sales

Fully furnishing a house can be quite expensive. On average, homeowners will spend thousands of dollars on beds, sofas, couches, chairs, dressers, and other pieces of furniture. But as anyone who has attended an estate sale can tell you, there’s...
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How to Prepare Emotionally for Estate Auctions and Sales

If you’re getting ready to take on the task of downsizing or liquidating a parent’s home, you might be feeling stressed. That’s absolutely normal. Preparing for estate auctions or sales is a lot of work. And having to make decisions...
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5 Things to Know Before Buying an Antique Car

If you are an antique car lover, you might be tempted to splurge on the next vintage fixer-up you see. Every classic car collector can turn a bucket of bolts into a sweet ride, in their mind, at least. But before you blow your Benjamins on a car that’s...
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Elegant Estate: A Guide to Buying Antique Chandeliers

Are you an antique collector? Trying to pick up a new hobby and want to fuel your interest in home decor? Chandeliers are a cornerstone of interior design and have evolved from generation to generation. If you’re thinking about starting or building...
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5 Unique Elements of Antique Engagement Rings

Diamonds are a lady’s best friend. Antique engagement rings are classy, full of history – each with their own individual story, and can symbolize the timeless love that two people have for each other. Jewelry is a hot commodity, especially...
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Collecting Carnival Glass At Prestige Estate Sales

Carnival glass was made in the early 1900s. While this type of glass is highly popular today, many homemakers did not like it as well as depression glass. Therefore, many carnival companies gave it away as prizes when people played their games. Many collectors...
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The Needle in the Haystack: Finding Rare Books

Many people who love to spend their Saturdays at a flea market or an estate sale dream of that one special find. It’s that collectible piece that they’ll never get their hands on again, and that can become part of a collection of unique and rare...
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Six Rules to Follow When Shopping for Vintage Furniture at Estate Sales

For the past six years, you’ve lived in a small condo in the city. Recently, you purchased a large, detached home in the suburbs. You absolutely adore your new place. Unfortunately, you don’t have enough furniture to put in your new house. If you...
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