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I am a fine art buyer brokering consignments for online auctions of vintage instruments, paintings & antiques at https://www.ebay.com/sch/antiqueandvintagebroker/m.hI am a fine art buyer brokering consignments for online auctions of vintage instruments, paintings & antiques at https://www.ebay.com/sch/antiqueandvintagebroker/m.html? .
I studied pre-columbian art history, and also have a well-rounded knowledge of European, American, and Oriental art history. I have museum training in art handling.
Working in the estate liquidation business for several years, doing photography and cataloging auctions, has put me in contact with many interesting antique dealers and "sleeper" stories where some unexpected thing from the corner of a relative's attic brought thousands of dollars at auction.
In my own collecting, I often have to resist temptation in order to ever save any money or closet space in this business, but will occasionally buy only excellent condition ephemera and quality small decorative items. I leave the larger canvases, glazed prints, and bronze sculptures to the high rollers, for the most part, because the competition and expenses get too cost prohibitive for me, personally. I am content picking up the scraps of passed auction lots and more esoteric stuff. Exceptions would be anything under $75 cost at auction, which I can efficiently ship. I will infrequently collect art pottery, textiles, and random prints, but my main passions are preserving antique paintings, musical instruments, and native american jewelry to share with the best collectors out there.
Some antiques are just bound to do better selling online than local auction or other consignment, and I can help decipher which those are in your collection. I specialize in fine art, American guitars and stompboxes (guitar effects), as well as tube amplifiers. I resell everything from the right motorcycle fender to a 1960s Fender Jaguar, or a pendant of a jaguar.
I show every estate, every antique the respect I want someone to take with my own family heirlooms, and I have a sterling reputation in the secondary market for giving fair market valuations on many different types of fine art and collectibles.
I am available for appraisals by the hour throughout the southeast U.S., with a reasonable per day cap for longer distance requests. (Read more)