|Fri Aug 10 2012 10:03:40|
Antiques Friday: Survey Results on What You Sell
By: Julia Wilkinson
A couple Fridays ago we ran a survey to find out more about you and what you sell, so we could better serve you with information and stories about those categories. So this Friday we're sharing with you the results.
I found them very illuminating, especially the wide range of niche categories you named under the "write-in" option. Here there was everything from lamps and English transferware (and other specific types of China), to smaller, historical items like "stampless covers with mss letters," menus, and "transportation hardware & paper."
But all the categories are fascinating and no doubt have their own nuances that probably have taken many of you years to learn. So, enjoy the survey results for today. If you have time to answer today's blog question, I'd love to know: what got you started in your specific niche? One particular sale? A grandparent? Stumbling across something at a yard sale?
1. Do you sell antiques and/or collectibles online?
2. Which categories most closely match the type of antiques or collectibles you sell?
China, Porcelain, Dishware 39.1%
Clothing (Vintage) 8.7%
Coins & Paper Money 8.7%
Dolls & Bears 10.1%
Pottery & Glass 39.1%
Musical Instruments 4.3%
Sports Memorabilia or Equipment 7.2%
Other (please specify) 43.5%
Of the category you named, do you have a niche within it? If so, please enter it here:
stampless covers with mss letters
Mostly sell jewelry 50s-70s
Obsolete die cast model cars
stemware and tumblers
50s rock and roll/ Bill Haley and His Comets' records & memorabilia
Canada, Stamps and Covers
science fiction and fantasy
stamps and coins
China, Porcelain, Dishware; Pottery & Glass
English transfer ware
Glass Shades and various metal parts
Drag Racing magazines, ephemera from the sport, photos and more drag racing paper.
publish the slot card price guide for collectors
we aim for higher end names in porcelain and glass
Patterns, signed and plastic jewelry
Shelley China, English items, tea party collectibles
yes, French items
Vintage series books like Nancy Drew, Dana Girls, etc.
Transportation hardware & paper
military and audio
vintage womens handbags and art
collectible gun parts
Mostly Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern - All Wood - No Smalls
What got you started in your specific niche? Post a comment here, or on the AuctionBytes Blog forum!