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Info You Should Be Aware of When Investing in Antiques

Aug 10, 2008
People who are fond of antiques like jewelry, furniture, pottery or paintings collect these items as magnificent showpieces or use them personally. Several people have several reasons for investing in antiques. You can even run a profitable business by investing in antiques. These invaluable items that you had invested in years ago could hold you in good stead. Antiques can fetch you fairly good prices and sometimes even more. Thus investing in antiques will never go out of fashion

Antiques are Good for Rainy Days

If you invest in antiques you can be assured of a good price which might come handy when your purse strings are tight. These are not huge investments but you could probably fund your child's education with the profits that you get. You may invest in antiques like furniture when you have some disposal income or something like jewelry that you want to wear. The benefits are that you get to use them and when you decide to sell them you get a good price as well. Some small antique pieces are reasonably priced when you buy them and even if it does not sell at your cost price it will not hurt you,

The True Picture

If you invest in antiques it could add to your wealth but not necessarily make you ultra rich. To get value from your antiques you need to trade in investment grade antiques which can help you to make money instantly and lose it also equally fast. By collecting these investment grade antiques the scenario would be similar to that of investing in a stock market for a long time, around 10 to 30 years. You can start collecting the antique furniture or paintings or sculpture and retain them for 10 to 30 years after which you can get a good price for these items.

Difference Between Antique and Collectibles

Collectibles are items produced in masses as per the demands of the collectors and dealers. Do not make the mistake of valuing your collectible on the same level as your antique. The cost of collectibles could be sky high for a period of time but could hit rock bottom after the phase has passed.

When is the Best Time to Invest in Antiques

The antique trade is at its peak as there is a slump in the stock market. Due to the fluctuating figures people are inclined more towards the traditional ways of investing. So if you do have antiques you can go about selling your wares or if you are an eager buyer then this is the right time to make your move of storing antiques and selling them at a higher price later.
About the Author
April Kerr owns website Wooden Box Special which has details of some very beautiful carved wood boxes and wood tea chests which are either antique or are the antiques of the future.
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