At both the Tailgate-Music Valley Antique Show and the Heart of Country Antiques Show, dealers were finding ways to discount the effect of information explosion. In many cases, the items were so unique that you can hardly describe them in a few words, not to mention to find catalogues for comp. The term “one of the kinds” has gone to a new degree of dimension.
This is an inconvenient truth: By and large, the antiques world is responsible for the shrinking market caused by its consistent neglect of the younger generation, and such an important demographic group will go on as missing unless they are brought in on their own terms, in their own way. The antiques industry is talking, … Continue reading The Journey of Antiquing — 8: To Bring Them In
Antiquarians know well the ways in which communication has changed over the course of the last two centuries. From the day in 1844 when Samuel B. Morse transmitted “What hath God wrought” by telegraph, the tools we use to communicate have continued to evolve. Deluged by the onslaught of e-commerce, email marketing and now social … Continue reading Antiques and a New World of Social Media