Almost every house can have some antiques, whether it’s a set of culture left over from a grandmother, or an old clock with the inscription of the times of the October Revolution, inherited from great-grandfather.
Spoons, forks, cup holders, samovars, plates, figurines, and even old photographs depicting unknown people – all these are in our time antiquities and have their value.
How do you know if something worthwhile belongs to you, or is it just in vain taking your place? First of all, if you have already decided to get rid of something, start to look at local newspapers, bulletin boards and find messages of the following nature: “I’ll buy expensive antiquities, antiques, porcelain, books, photographs, etc.” Of course, the word “expensive” immediately captivates, and you begin to call the author of the announcement. But more often all you get is not a collector, but a reseller, whose task is to buy something cheaper from you, and then resell it to the right person more expensively.
Another option is to go to the antique stores. Here you can be offered a very definite amount for your thing but remember that such stores also have their own interest because this is their job. uzikat.com is a nice antique shop where you can find the most exclusive things.
We open the search engine and type the “antique forum”. We register immediately at several forums – you want to hear an objective assessment? Now we make good photos of your things. If it is a statuette – we take pictures in several angles, we must show the stigma. If this is an old photo – do not forget to take a picture and the opposite side, where the year and the name of the photo studio are indicated. Photos should be clear, subjects – well lit. Then, in the appropriate forum topics, we spread our photos and describe in detail – the size, material, state, etc. Answers can follow immediately, and maybe no one will react to your message.
What can you advise “experts” and “professionals”? There is a great chance to hear a really rough estimate of your thing (but remember that everything depends on the quality of the photos that will most accurately convey the state of the subject). There are also possible answers: “I will not give more than 100 rubles”, “It’s better to send it to the furnace – it’s worth nothing”. But do not rush to believe all that has been said. Perhaps, this subject is really “worthless”, but this “nothing” can mean 10-15 dollars, which, maybe for someone and “nothing”, but for someone – it’s money. For each product, there is always a merchant. If there is any reaction to the topic you have created in the forum, if you receive offers to buy in your personal messages, then you have really worthwhile