Author Archives: Collector

How to Make Money in a Down Market

How To Make Money In a Down Market – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – December 2005 By Ed Welch The antique marketplace is in a down cycle. This is not unusual. The antique marketplace constantly fluctuates up and down depending on the state of the economy as a whole. […]

Antique London: An Insider's Guide

Antique London: An Insider’s Guide – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – November 2005 Text and Photos by Kimberly Jayne Gray London conjures up images of Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, elegant shopping, musicals and theatre, but there is much more to this ancient city than its famous tourist attractions. Named “Londinium” […]

Guess What? November 2005

Guess What Article for November 2005 The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” Not necessarily in order of importance, but some of man’s greatest achievements were fire, the wheel, electricity, the paper clip, the button hole and pizza. And now we have the wheel re-invented in this month’s “GUESS WHAT.” […]

Being Paid for What You Know

Being Paid For What You Know – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – November 2005 By Ed Welch Antique dealers make money in direct proportion to the knowledge they possess. In plain English, the more you know about antiques, the more money you will make. The antique trade is so […]

European Portrait Painting on Porcelain

European Portrait Painting on Porcelain The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2005 by Frederick Glauser A portrait is an accurate portrayal of the subject’s anatomic and physiognomic features conferring recognition to the observer. Implicit in this definition is the artist’s ability to elicit the subject’s ‘inner presence’ or ‘character.’ This definition, which has […]

Rockwell Kent: The Mythic and the Modern

Rockwell Kent: The Mythic and the Modern – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2005 A Major Exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art The most comprehensive exhibition of its kind, Rockwell Kent: The Mythic and the Modern will be on view at the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, through October 16, 2005. […]

Making Plans for an Antique Business

Making Plans for an Antique Business – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2005 By Ed Welch Most new antique businesses fail in the first two years. In my opinion, the major reason for nearly all failures is the lack of a business plan. New dealers have the belief […]

Making Plans for an Antique Business

Making Plans for an Antique Business – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2005 By Ed Welch Most new antique businesses fail in the first two years. In my opinion, the major reason for nearly all failures is the lack of a business plan. New dealers have the belief […]

American Folk Art: Returning to A Simpler Time

American Folk Art: Returning to A Simpler Time – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2005 By Ken Hall with Helaine Fendelman Of all the collecting categories in the art market today – and that would include furniture, paintings, jewelry and vintage clothing, just to name a few – American folk art is probably […]