July 13, 2007, Newsletter Issue #95: Finding Antique Collectibles Through Auctions

Tip of the Week

If you're looking for antique collectibles, your best bet is to start looking for leads from multiple sources. Begin your search online by going through the major online auction sites searching for the particular collectibles that you are seeking. This will serve two purposes -- first, it will give you an idea of online availability of the collectibles, and second, it will give you a good estimate on the asking price. If antique collectibles that you like are available online, research the seller thoroughly and then begin bidding. If you can't find antique collectibles that you like online, then you need to take your search to live auctions. Sometimes sales of older estates will turn up entire collections of antique collectibles. Check with auction houses in your area to determine when such auctions are going to take place.

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