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The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Antiques Market

Right now, yes, right now, we are starting to see some relief and positive changes as we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic that pretty much changed everything in our personal and professional lives. It’s not over, not by a long shot, but with the “opening up” of businesses, restaurants and retail too, and with the summer sun warming our days, there is almost a collective sigh of relief as we gingerly make our way back to normalcy. Yes, it’s the “new normal,” but a bit easier and more relaxing than before. (more…) Read more

Thinking About the Valuables You Own?

I am quite certain that I will get no disagreement that this is a very strange and scary time indeed. Life as we formerly knew it just mere weeks ago has radically changed and a timeline for a return to “normal” is pretty much unknown. (more…) Read more

What Do I Do With Grandma’s Stuff?

There may come a point when your senior loved ones (parents or grandparents) decide to move, downsize or simply begin the oftentimes-overwhelming task of “decluttering.” Of course, too, there may be deaths in the family that necessitate cleaning and clearing out a home. Regardless of the situation, it can be stressful, emotional and time-consuming. (more…) Read more

Important Questions You Should Ask Your Antiques Dealer

If you are thinking about buying or selling antiques getting a personal recommendation for a dealer is a great way to begin, however, for those that aren’t able to get such a recommendation, here are some important questions that you should always ask the dealer with whom you are considering working. (more…) Read more

I Want To Sell My Watch Collection

Maybe you’ve been collecting watches for years or have one special watch that you no longer want. Or perhaps you have inherited a single watch or a collection from a family member that has passed. In any case, you’ve decided that you are not interested in keeping the watch(es) and are seeking to sell them. (more…) Read more

What’s the Best Way to Find Out If My Antiques Are Valuable?

Does this sound familiar? Some years ago you bought some antiques, perhaps not as an investment but because you liked the idea of collecting and even more importantly, you liked the pieces themselves and enjoyed displaying them in your home. Or perhaps, you didn’t buy the antiques but instead, you inherited them from someone else. Can you relate? (more…) Read more
Downsizing With Silver

Downsizing Isn’t Fun – Contact Syl-Lee Antiques To Help

Downsizing Isn’t Fun Downsizing is never easy. When heirlooms have been in your family for generations it can be very difficult to let them go. The majority of our clients are in a situation where they are forced to deal with the difficult task of downsizing. Some complicated choices will need to be made. We at Syl-Lee Antiques do our best to help in the decision-making process. The bottom line is if you don’t have space for these items when you move, you “can’t take them with you.” (more…) Read more
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What’s Hot in the Art, Antique and Jewelry Market?

On a daily basis, we get numerous calls and emails from people who are downsizing or moving. We’re also frequently contacted by people who have received an inheritance. All of these people have one thing in common: They want to liquidate and move on — even if that means saying goodbye to some of their most prized possessions. (more…) Read more