My-Music-Box.com, Highlights on How To Collect Antiques This Holiday Season Those who love to collect antique collectibles for their personal use or to give as gifts for loved ones can search online sites and places offline.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - The holiday season is upon us. For those who love to collect antique collectibles for their personal use or to give as gifts for loved ones, finding the right one in a timely manner is crucial as Christmas approaches.
There are places where collectors can find the "good stuff"? Monique Hawkins, owner of the online music box store, www.my-music-box.com, recommends that collectors, who are searching for vintage music boxes and other antique automatic musical instruments, go to organizations such as MBSI or AMICA.
"MBSI stands for "The Musical Box Society International", says Monique. "This organization is dedicated to the enjoyment, study and preservation of all automatic musical instruments. With regional chapters located in the U.S. and Japan, members are able to visit collections where they swap ideas, information, and sometimes instruments. There are also many advertisements on the organizations site that list antiques that people sell all over the country. The only requirement for membership is an interest in automatic musical instruments and the desire to share information about them".
Another useful organization is AMICA, which stands for "Automatic Musical Instruments Collector's Association". Their goal always has been to introduce people from all walks of life to the beauty and value o
f automatic musical instruments. Members have interests ranging from collecting instruments and rolls and related items to just plain enjoyment from listening to automatic musical instruments.
"Organizations such as MBSI and AMICA can provide antique collectores with information on antique dealers both locally and from around the world" Monique continues. "I recommend that vintage music box and automatic musical instrument collectors visit both of these organizations websites. For information about MBSI, go to http://www.mbsi.org. For AMICA, go to http://www.amica.org."
For those who are on a budget and looking for other antique collectibles such as antique cars, antique art, antique dolls, antique books, and more, other useful places to visit are flea markets, craft shows, and trade shows in local cities and towns.
There are many places online where collectors can look for antiques. The great thing about the Internet is that it brings a much larger world straight to lovers of antiques. GoAntiques.com is a site that can help collectors locate a specific item by pinpointing precisely where to look. If the item is being sold in more than one place, they can give collectors this information, allowing them the opportunity to find the best price available for the antique of their choice.
Anteq.com is another useful site. This company caters to antique collectors, antique dealers, and antique malls of the world. Anteq.com is committed to meeting the needs of the antiques and collectibles community by providing professional software and support. If collectors type in phrases such as "antique furniture", "antique clocks", and "antique jewelry",they will be guided on where to find those particular items.
ListAntiques.com's aim is to help designers and collectors locate quality antiques. The company offers search help for free, which makes it a valuable resource.