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Antiques on the Cheap

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 224 Nombre de pages
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James W. McKenzie is a self-employed antique dealer and restorer who has more than 20 years of experience working in various antiq... Lire la suite
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Auteur

James W. McKenzie is a self-employed antique dealer and restorer who has more than 20 years of experience working in various antique businesses and has put much know-how advice into his book Antiques on the Cheap. He has had 27 years of hands-on experience in restoration work and selling and currently restores American art pottery for other dealers. James has been married for 35 years to his wife, Wanda, and has two daughters and three grandchildren. He lives in West Virginia.


Texte du rabat
Whether you're buying or selling, this complete handbook gives you easy-to-follow advice for making the most of your antiquing investments.

Antiques on the Cheap features dozens of simple, inexpensive techniques to help you:

- Recognize real treasures and make great deals at auctions, estate sales, and yard sales

- Put the best face on your finds by cleaning, stripping, and refinishing just about anything

- Turn broken into beautiful with techniques for mending pottery, fixing lamps, repairing furniture, and sprucing up other favorites

- Make money, with expert advice for setting up shop, attracting customers, pricing merchandise, and more.



Résumé
Get the inside scoop on every aspect of antiquing - buying, cleaning, repairing, embellishing, refinishing, restoring, and selling. You'll find expert advice for getting great deals at auctions, flea markets, and shops, and you'll learn how to spot items that can be repaired to increase their value. Advice for selling antiques at flea markets, on consignment, and in shops is included.


Contenu
Introduction

Part I: Buying

1 Taking the Mystery out of Auctions
2 Other Sources of Merchandise
3 What You Shouldn't Buy
4 What You Should Buy
5 Getting Good Things for Nothing

Part II: Improving

6 Cleaning Wood Furniture
7 Marbleizing and Other Trick Finishes
8 If You Absolutely Must Strip
9 Refinishing
10 Trunk Restoration for the Amateur
11 Tricks for Cleaning Silver and Brass

Part III: Fixing

12 Mending Chipped and Broken Pottery
13 No-Sew Lampshade Re-covering
14 Renovating and Converting Lamps
15 Resurrecting Frames and Mirrors
16 Furniture Repair for People with Few Tools

Part IV: Selling

17 Where to Sell
18 How to Get and Keep Customers
19 Pricing Your Merchandise
20 Some Basics of Business

Glossary
Suggested Reading and References
Sources: Suppliers and Manufacturers
Index

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Antiques on the Cheap
Sous-titre: A Savvy Dealer's Tips: Buying, Restoring, Selling
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781580170734
ISBN: 978-1-58017-073-4
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Workman
Genre: Hobby et maison
nombre de pages: 224
Poids: g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T16mm
Année: 1998