I am 57 year old native Virginian whose family came here in the early 1600s. I have collected since my early teens from a mostly rural area where many would think there would not be a lot of collecting possible but I found that not to be true. There is a link between collecting an addiction but is is just the thrill of finding each and every piece that you can. For years I seldom sold a piece but when I did I found that same thrill for the second time. It was not unusual to sell a piece for four or five times what I had paid. From my history loving family I have had a lot of help as they will often tell me what they have seen so that I can go back and make a deal on it. My wife now goes out once or twice a week to help me and often ended up selling as well. The selling part is important as it enables me to collect pieces I would never sell without taking away money from our family budget. It has become a lifestyle which has goes into everyday life as well as I try to get the best deal on everything. Now if I could only bargain on the gas bill or the water bill my life would be complete.When you make a mistake learn from it and document it in your records for future reference. I am always surprised when I tell people about fake coins and their reaction is one of surprise. The coin world is full of fakes so much that ... century to far out number the real items. Cast iron toys were an 19th century to the early 20thanbsp;...
|Title||:||Auctions ,and Finding Silver, Gold and Gems and how to Sell Them|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2013-01|