Election is over, Back to work.
Well the Election is over and wether you like the outcome or not, It back to work for most of us. I for one will be happy not to see another negative political advertisement.
The saying go’s
“Jack of all trades, master of non.”
I would like to think I’m a knowledgeable antique dealer. The truth is I know enough about a lot of subject to be dangerous. There are so many different categories that no one can be an expert in all. The things that I have been good at over the years is keeping an open mind, doing lots of research and not hesitating to ask questions of other so called experts.
Recently I took some items to New York with the thought of putting them for sale at ether Christies or Sotheby’s. I Phoned my contacts and with my appointment set took the item in. My first appointment was upsetting to say the least. The “expert” told me in a very dismissive way “Total fake, not original and would not consider putting this in one of our sales.” So with my tail between my leg I scurried off to my next appointment. Just a little nerves I un-boxed the items and held my breath. Thinking I was going to be thrown out. I waited and to my surprise the “expert” was thrilled. “not the finest work by this craftsman but what a lovely example”
I decided not to put the items in the Auction but sold to a collector directly.
This trip reinstalled the lessons I learned many years ago.
Don’t give up to quickly and seek the opinion of several “EXPERTS”
If you are looking to sell or buy. Please give me a call I am always happy to give my opinion. I don’t charge for phone or Email consultation and you never know I might save you some money or pay you more.