Antiques Auction Houses tap into online tools to increase revenues Identifying Antiques & Collectibles quickly and accurately has become a key for Auctioneers in becoming efficient and bringing good
financial results for their consignors.
interested. So the name of the maker of an item, which is usually the most important aspect to determine its value, is the key element that is used to find it and possibly bid during a specific sale.
As a matter of fact, beyond the level of specific Auction Sales that are also broadcast on the Internet, many antiques Dealers have Internet storefronts or websites that list and display their items for sale. In these cases, identifying an Antique or Collectible accurately is of utmost
importance, since this will become the main way that an interested buyer searching through Google or other Search Engine will find it. In technical terms, the maker of an Antique or Collectible becomes the “keyword” that
determines whether an item will surface during an Internet search and cause a sale. www.Marks4Antiques.com is the most frequently visited online tool that is used to help in this effort, since the information available to members is constantly updated and vetted. Fakes or forged antiques marks are easily identified, which helps avoid costly mistakes and keeps customers happy. In fact, members to Marks4Antiques.com have access to personal expert advice at no additional charge in order to inquire on marks they may have doubts or need to confirm.
“We are particularly careful in addressing members’ inquiries accurately and quickly by our experts,” says Lisa Marion of Marks4Antiques.com. “We are very aware that our answers may have a financial impact on a member’s
decision, whether they are a Seller or a Buyer of an Antique item. We like to think ourselves as ‘antiques experts on retainer’ to our members. For some Antiques Professionals, this is as important as having a good Lawyer or Accountant” Lisa added.
Marks4Antiques.com was created to help Collectors and Dealers to research Antiques & Collectibles. The successful launch of Marks4Ceramics.com in 2004 was quickly followed by Marks4Silver.com in 2006 and then Values4Antiques.com this year. All websites were designed for use online in order to accommodate the growing number of mobile Antiques and Collectibles Dealers that roam the country to different Auctions or Shows and those that sell or buy online (eBay etc). Subscribing to any of the websites provides easy and fast pictorial methods of identifying and self-appraising items. An active member can also contact the experts of each website for personal assistance when a mark is not already in the database at no additional cost. To facilitate an unbiased Antiques Research & Evaluation environment, no Trade (buying or selling) of items is allowed through these sites as they are totally dedicated to Research. All staff are avid Collectors, Appraisers and professional Dealers. The company is owned and operated in the State of California, USA.
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