Have you ever gone to a flea market or garage sale to find great antiques? Well the new garage sale is eBay and other great on line auctions. You can pick up some real treasures by finding undervalued pieces of art simply by knowing where to look. The best antiques are hiding under obscure names on online auction sites. Try searching for “old glass figurine” or other bland phrases that someone may use to describe an object that they do not fully understand the value.
You’ll be surprised what you can turn up! There are also other great sites out there, like http://www.iantiqueonline.com
where you can go and converse with other people about rare finds, and even ask whether or not something would be a good buy or not. One trick I’ve used is to save a photo of something that I found online, (on an auction site) and then post the photo of it on an antique forum. See what people say, if they are generally uninterested, don’t bother with it. But whatever you do, do not give people the link to go buy the object you think may be valuable.
Get furniture, jewelry or collectibles just by using the great vast Internet and on line auctions.