These websites will help in your antiquing endeavors:
Kovels.com: Kovels, publishers of an annual price guide for antiques and collectibles, offers a free electronic newsletter with tidbits and breaking news from the antiques world, as well as a Q and A that demystifies readers’ objects.
Estatesales.net: If you can bear the sometimes aggressive elbow-to-elbow crowds at estate sales (the payoff: fantastically low prices on stuff), then sign up for e-mail alerts for sales within a certain range of your location. The site also tracks tag sales and auctions.
Collectorsweekly.com: Contains fun, well-researched articles on collectibles, like “Black is Beautiful: Why Black Dolls Matter” or “Take That, Instragram: The Enduring Allure of Vintage Photographs.” The articles connect a compilation of current eBay auctions of related items, such as vintage cameras, and offer plenty of high-quality photos.
Tagsellit.com: This site is both a virtual tag sale (you can buy and sell objects or list your own tag sale), as well as a directory of garage, yard, and estate sales, flea markets, pawn shops, and consignment shops by state and ZIP code. Download the smartphone app to find local sales events.
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