Books on How to Start an Antiques and Collectibles Business

Are you thinking of going into the “antique and collectibles” business? You may want to browse in some of our articles to help you make a decision.


Here are some books we selected to help you out in starting an antiques and collectibles business:

Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2015 (Antique Trader Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide)

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If you love antiques and collectibles as much as we do, then Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide is your best source for buying, selling or simply appreciating this incredibly immense and intriguing community. For some 30 years, collectors have turned to Antique Trader time and again for clarity, insight and guidance in this constantly evolving landscape.


Picker’s Bible: How to Pick Antiques Like the Pros

The Picker’s Bible provides great tips on where and how to find antiques for the best price. A fun and quick read, the book explains the ins and outs of negotiating price, things to avoid, secrets to success, and how to do it all better than the other guy. There is hidden treasure out there…Picker’s Bible will help you find it!




Miller’s Antiques Encyclopedia

A new edition of the bible of the antiques world – the most accessible, authoritative and trusted antiques reference book available. This new edition reflects changes in the antiques market since 2008. Clearly and logically organized by period and a type, it is packed with practical and useful information and hundreds of photographs. It explains materials, marks and techniques; provides clues to identification and dating; and offers hints on what to consider when examining antiques.



Miller’s Antiques Handbook & Price Miller’s Antiques 2016-2017 (Miller’s Antiques Handbook & Price Guide)

If you want to know the value of your antiques – or find out how the antiques market is faring – the world’s best-selling antiques handbook & price guide is the place to look.

Every edition more than 8,000 items are photographed to make Miller’s Antiques Handbook the most comprehensive and informative price guide on the market. Whether you’re buying or selling, a collector, dealer, appraiser or auctioneer, this is the book you need to help you keep track of the international market.


How to Sell Antiques and Collectibles on eBay… And Make a Fortune!

Dennis Prince teams up with antique and collectible expert Lynn Dralle to provide all the information necessary to reap the huge benefits of selling antiques and collectibles on eBay. Written by an eBay Power Seller whose earnings topped $20,000 a month, this book helps you:

Research types–and eras–of antiques and collectibles Find the best merchandise. Use language that gets buyers to pay the most for the seller’s items. Price strategically. . . and much more!

Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2016 (Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide)

The 48th edition of Kovels’, the leading antiques price guide, includes 32,000 listings and more than 2,500 full-color photographs. Kovels’ is the most complete and best-illustrated price guide available, from the most trusted name in the industry. It features exceptionally well-organized, wide-ranging, up-to-the-minute information, and includes more tips, marks, logos, and photographs than any other competitive title. Kovels’ is the only guide with prices based on actual sales from the previous calendar year, never estimates. Unlike other guides, which focus almost exclusively on English or high-priced items, Kovels’ covers all American and international items. The book is organized by categories most sought-after by collectors, including Depression Glass, Dolls, Jewelry, Furniture, Porcelain, and Sports Memorabilia. Indexes, cross-references, and expert commentary throughout empower readers to collect with confidence and price their own antiques.

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