Antique gift giving guide

Consider some antiques for the holidays!

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal)  Got someone whose hard to shop for on your list? Consider some antiques!  Christian Lund, Owner of Fancy That Antiques in Wilbraham told us more.

How to Tell the Difference Between Vintage and Antique:
30-60 Years Old = Vintage
60 – 100 Years Old = Semi-Antique
100+ Years Old = Antique

Timeless Antiques
Gold – 10K (417), 14K (585), 18K (750)
Silver (925)
Time Pieces – Such as wristwatches
Oriental Rugs
Vintage Jewelry
Vintage Cars

Tips for Selling Antiques

  • Get a multiple appraisals – Find a reputable antiques dealer (someone who’s been around for a while, someone with a storefront)
  • Look into consignment or whole estate where you can use an antique dealers expertise and connections to help you sell your item
  • Check into auctions
  • Post item in the paper or other online, such as Craigslist


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