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Antique Correspondence Course Teaches Buying Savvy

Antique Correspondence Course Teaches Buying Savvy

Knowledgeable antique dealers are frequently asked “How did you learn all the things you know about antiques?” The simple answer given by most is, “Many, many years of experience and constant never-ending study, study, study.”
During the 1960s antiques began to emerge from the part-time, side-door curio shop, to a more mainstream full-time business, incorporating dealers, pickers, and some franchised stores.
Today antiques represent a multi-billion dollar industry supported by a variety of enterprises from the small one-owner shop to the largest metropolitan auction homes, including the latest marketing concept – the online antique mall.

Today’s collector finds himself with more leisure time to search for, and more “spendable” income to pay for, antiques and collectibles. This combination of more time and extra money naturally makes the collector want to know more about either his particular field of interest or, as is the case with most antique enthusiasts, more about antiques in general.
Far-sighted entrepreneurs are never far behind when a need arises, and the desire for more knowledge about antiques and collectibles was no exception. Some 35 years ago correspondence courses began to appear, and offered for those fostering the dream of one day being a part of the antique marketplace, an opportunity to study antiques in a proper comprehensive manner.
As with any other area of correspondence study, one must be self-disciplined enough to follow through and complete the prescribed home study in a timely manner for it to be effective.



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Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on February 4, 2011 at 11:52pm
Amen.  And a good Search Engine (and the knowledge of how to search).
Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on January 19, 2011 at 11:28am
Carol, thyank you so much for letting us know about this. I look forward to hearing more, Dianne

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