After more than 40 years in business, we can still be surprised at how and where we find antiques and other items of value.
It’s not surprising that the real estate market in New York and Long Island is very hot. Correspondingly, the antiques market is also hot…
The following steps can help you save time and money if you’ve been left potentially valuable antiques or heirlooms, as well as assist in avoiding disputes that can undermine your family bond forever.
I know I might be repeating myself, but I practically gasp each time I see that we are on the cusp of 2022, not that it’s a moment too soon, of course. I’m always excited and optimistic about the year ahead and this year, even more so.
What happens if you’ve put items up for auction and they didn’t sell? There can be several reasons that items you’ve put up for auction didn’t sell. It might be that the item was priced too high, the item was repaired, or in some situations, the item is a copy.
Are you planning a move? Here are some of the questions you should be asking yourself.
What’s important is knowing the “provenance” or the background of an item. Has the item been passed down by a relative? Do you know the “history” of the item and is it verifiable?
While perhaps not as physically taxing as building a firepit, I can tell you many stories about the perils and pitfalls of DIY antique sales, because, in all honesty, it’s difficult to assess value by yourself and without training or experience.
It’s that time of year again when people’s thoughts turn to Spring cleaning, and while it might not be enjoyable when it is going on, the end results certainly bring pleasure.
At Syl-Lee we also know that at the start of Spring, people begin to think seriously about organizing, donating or selling items they no longer need or want.