Category Archives: Misc

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 […]

Guess What? May 2005

Guess What Article for May 2005 The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” Terpsichore, tripping the light fantastic, ballet, Baryshnikov or Balanchine – it all translates into dance. And if we throw in “gandy dancer,” we complete the parlay – while being overly generous (by our standards) in the “Obtuse […]

Destination or Pass-by Business

Destination or Pass-by Business – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2005 By Ed Welch All selling locations such as shows, group shops, auctions, flea markets, and individually owned shops fall into one of just two categories. A selling location can be either a destination site or a pass-by […]

Guess What? April 2005

Guess What Article for April 2005 The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” They’re different – handmade of wood, mostly brass, but with the same functional applications. We’ve come upon like discoveries in the past; like two investors or scientists simultaneously arriving at similar solutions, though continents apart. Here we […]

Guess What? March 2005

Guess What Article for March 2005 The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” Petrified pretzels, with snack handles? Not quite. The old mechanic’s apprentice sky hook spoof come to life? Possibly … but this chain link fence wannabee seems to take on a life of its own by showing up […]

Guess What? February 2005

Guess What Article for February 2005 The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” When longtime Kooksters* and fellow Badgers Chuck and Bonnie come across something odd and unusual, their research instincts kick into high gear and they won’t stop until every last bit of archaeological history has been squeezed from […]