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Windows 7: Is the antiques market dead?

28 Mar 2017   #1
debodun

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Is the antiques market dead?

My mom passed away 10 years ago (my dad has been gone over 30 years now) and I inherited her house full of her little treasures - mainly vintage glassware like Depression, carnival and cut glass and also some Noritake and European porcelain, framed artwork, Victorian furniture and countess knickknacks. I am trying to sell the things, but apparently these items have gone out of fashion.

Hardly anyone shops at garage sales any more (with online selling sites like eBay and Etsy). I tried selling online also, but has absolutely no interest. A friend told be that I hit the antiques market at the worst possible time with the economic downturn and also the trend away from collecting cluttery things and dust-catchers. The old heavy brown Victorian furniture is out of style - people now want pastel or white furniture and clean walls.

Last year a woman stopped at a sale I had and picked up a pink Depression glass bowl (see attached photo). I am asking $20 for it which is less than half the book price. She said it was probably well worth that, but if she bought it, she'd be afraid to use it and she didn't want to pay $20 for something that would just sit on a shelf. I told her it really wasn't a bowl to use, it was a "collector's item". She didn't buy it. My mom bought things she liked with no intention of ever using them - it was just that - to simply collect the things she liked.

I just wondered how people got turned away from what were "hot" collectibles 20 years ago.


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