Category Archives: First Edition Books

When it comes to antiques, put the scissors down.

And keep the polish and glue on the shelf. An antique dealer friend recently told me a sad tale. Her friend, another dealer, purchased two framed original hummingbird prints by John Gould. This 19th Century English ornithologist was a contemporary … Continue reading

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What’s a fair price for a vintage or antique item?

Most of us who sell old things struggle to find a price that’s not too cheap or too expensive. That’s because most of us adore antiques and want to share them with others. We love the way they look, feel … Continue reading

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History in Your Hands: Book Collecting is for Everyone!

Collecting rare early or First Edition books doesn’t have to be a hobby reserved for multi-millionaires. To be sure, books such as signed First Editions of Fitzgerald’s “Great Gatsby” can have prices in the $300,000 range. But there are very … Continue reading

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Why buy new when you can buy old?

The term “antique” is reserved for items that are at least 100 years old and, preferably, handmade. “Vintage” is a relatively new term that simply means “old” or “used.” So what’s the appeal? Often, it’s quality. Many items that were … Continue reading

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