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Why Am I Building This Website for Those of You Selling or Collecting Antiques?

Why Should You Follow This Website? You Will Find Resources To Help With Selling and Collecting Antiques Here. What Are Some of Them?

There are two major categories of resources you will find here both now and in the near future. They are  under continuous expansion and editing  :

1.  General and specific marketing resources suitable for any small business: 

  • Links to valuable, information packed websites that are truly useful.
  • Links to analytical tools to help dealers improve their sites. Articles of specific interest to the antique and collectible trade.
  • Resources to help anyone choose the right venue for selling and buying their antiques and collectibles.
  •   And much more.

 2.  Reference resources specifically designed to save antique dealers and collectors time by giving them access to a wide variety of reference materials and sites, such as:

  • Prices realized sites, both reference sites and auction prices realized.
  • Direct access to materials such as patent references, makers marks and other hall marks.
  • Articles and links to articles on dating objects, spotting fakes and repros, etc.
  • Interactive communication where I or one of our expert contributing specialists can answer your questions. (If you are confident that you have expert knowledge in a given specialty, drop me a note with specifics. If we sign you up, we will also be pleased to promote your business.)
  •   As we expand, we will add more features that offer real value to dealers and also collectors. Our goal is to provide a real service that helps you save time and build a stronger bottom line. This site is for you, let us know what you would like to find here.
Best resources finds items like this 19th century French TantalusFrench Tantalus

One Size Shoe Doesn't Fit All Feet

Not all strategies are effective for every antique business. It is our intent to spell out the various options available to you, no matter what specialty business you are in. Many of the marketing tools available are free while others are very cost effective. We are ready to put our 30 plus years of antique marketing experience to use for you to find effective ways to improve your bottom line. or enhance your collecting experience.

You want facts, not “pie in the sky” promises or technobabble

Understand that true small business marketing success comes only after a reasonable investment of time and treasure and a clearly thought out 2 year and 5 year projection.

You also want pages written in grammatical English.

 Our website is a growing project and will expand with more and more free information of use to both collectors and dealers. Join us on Facebook or LinkedIn to keep current with our expansion, and offer your suggestions for other resources of value to you.

Jaspe Ware Pitcher c.1900
Mid 20th Century Rosewood and Mother-of-pearl Dresser Box. Probably from India.Rosewood and Mother-of-pearl Dresser Box - India, mid 20th Century

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Site Table of Contents

Our Shop At Ruby Lane
Shows featured items from our Ruby Lane shop with a link to the shop itself.
Time-saving Antique References
Links to makers mark antique references to save research time.
Best Live Auction Aggregators & Prices Realized Resources
The best resource for finding auction aggregators presenting live auctions and prices realized at auction.
National amd International Collector Clubs and Forums
An extensive list of collector clubs, associations and forums.
Prices Realized at Auction
Some interesting examples of prices realized at auction.
More affordable antique business resources.
More free and/or affordable business resources for small businesses.
Video Marketing for Small Business
Video marketing can be effective for small businesses at reasonable cost.
Using video is easy
Video is easy to use for your marketing campaign.
Web Site Building Fundamentals
Fundamentals of web site building for small businesses.
Local Search Fundamentals
Introduction to local search
Additional local search information
Detailed sources for local search
Mobile Marketing is in Your Future
The rapid growth of smartphone useage demands your attention.
Links to articles of interest to the antiques trade.
Antique small business references, ebooks, print books and articles.
QR Code Ideas You Can use
Small businesses can use QR code as well as the major players.
Small Business Resources and Links
Small business resources, ebooks, print books, programs and articles.
About Vern Ward: Antiquarian
Vern Ward's Bio Page stressing his experience as an antiquarian
Win-Win Contest
Details on the Win-Win Contest for Antiques and Collectibles Businesses
A Useful Antique Testing Kit for Antique Dealers and Collectors
Very useful testing kit for antique dealers and collectors.
Antique Periodicals
A listing of periodicals dealing with the art and antique trades.

Indian Damascus Steel 19th Century Dagger

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