Tag Archives: Wholesale

Sears, Roebuck & Co.

Sears, Roebuck & Co.

America’s Catalog (1888-2010) By Ian Moody The Sears catalog – once a four-pound, 1,400 page colossus featuring a staggering 100,000 items – has been tossed into the dustbin of history, but is still appreciated today by collectors. More than a century before Amazon’s grinning boxes would adorn the fronts of homes everywhere, there was a […]

A Working Vacation

A Working Vacation – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2006 By Ed Welch I do not think it is possible for an antiques dealer to take a real vacation. My wife and I quit trying to do so after our youngest child went off to college. My wife, […]

Pickers and Wholesalers

Pickers and Wholesalers – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2003 by Ed Welch Pickers and wholesalers occupy a unique place in the antique trade. Generally, pickers and wholesalers do not sell at antique shows, group shops, auctions, or from a privately owned shop. Pickers and wholesalers sell to […]

Antique Marketplace Structure: Flea Market Trade, Pickers, Wholesale Dealers, and More

Antique Marketplace Structure, The Business of Doing Business in Antiques, The Journal of Arts and Collectibles – November 2002 Antique Marketplace Structure The business of the antique trade takes place in a tiered marketplace consisting of 10 levels. The difference between levels is SELLING PRICE. Generally, lower price items with a value of less than […]