A Collection of Antique Dolls

One of the things I like about the antique business is that I am always learning something new.  Recently while attending the Big Shanty Auction I was able to bid on and win a collection of antique dolls. Now prior to the auction I did not know much about dolls, and honestly I still don't, but I decided to buy them anyway and here's why. While I didn't follow my own advice for previewing items … [Read more...]

Antique Auctions Part 1: Buyers Beware

Have you ever attended an antique auction? I remember my first few auctions. It can be so nerve wracking. You want to make sure you are bidding correctly. You have to learn how to decipher the auctioneer's rapid cycle auction style. You don't want to miss out on an incredible deal. You don't want to spend too much. There really is so much to think about. Here are a few tips to help you get … [Read more...]

A Creepy Doll Collection

I came away from last Friday night's auction with some great finds.  Some high end newer furniture, a few antique pieces of furniture, vintage puzzles, doilies, and children's books, and..... a collection of older dolls (which were immediately referred to as "creepy dolls" by friends of mine attending the auction). I don't know much about older dolls. I could just tell these had some age on … [Read more...]