How to Buy Antiques on a Limited Budget
Do you want to start collecting antiques, but have a limited budget to work with? Don’t worry, collecting antiques does not need to be expensive. If you follow some simple rules, you will find that you can put together a collection that you will enjoy for years to come for a reasonable price.
- Buy what is rare, not what is popular. Avoid mass-produced items that are too common to become truly valuable.
- Think towards the future. Consider items that are rare today, and will become antiques tomorrow.
- Condition, condition, condition. Avoid items that are worn or missing pieces. Items that are in less than perfect condition are worth significantly less than those in mint condition.
- Educate yourself. Trust advice from those who know better, read up on antiques, and talk with local dealers.
Trust your instincts. The best collectors are passionate about their collections. Purchase what you like, and enjoy your collection as it grows.