A Pickers Journal - ww.pickersjournal.blogspot.com A blog by a picker/dealer - 20+ ys in the trade. Full of advice, tips/tricks of the trade, true stories based in humor, drama, and characters. A valuable and entertaining online resource.
News-Antique.com - Dec 04,2010 - This blog is maintained and added to by a Canadian prairies based picker/dealer with over 20 years experience in the trade. The author has been into "old stuff" since he was of single digit age. He relates his experience in the pre-internet side of the business to the "glory days" of selling on eBay, to the future of the antiques business, and the survival of those trying to make a living out of their passion. The "junk programming" of reality TV is a hot topic, and Bear, the author, discusses this trend, and his potential interest & debates the values of his participation in it.
This down to earth blog is full of advice, tips, tricks of the trade, true stories based in humor, drama, and characters encountered. A wide variety of aspects and topics of the antiques business get tackled in his writings, from ethics, media, fakes, reproductions, online selling, and a host of other topics of interest to antiquers, some not covered by mainstream antiques sites.
A valuable and entertaining online resource for anyone involved in the antiques business!
This blog may be one of the "best kept secrets" of the antiques industry online!