Honesty…not always what someone wants to hear, but it’s the right thing.

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I am going to write about something I have written about before, but I think it is worth repeating.

Some may question why I do what I sometimes do, but hopefully this will explain it.

Trip To NYC & Saturday Night Auctions

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A couple of things to cover. In mid-May I spent 7 days in New York City, and that was an experience!

Saw everything I wanted to see, walked about 75 miles in 7 days, but it was certainly worth it! (more…)

Still Loving This Business After 34 Years!

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I’ve been in the antique/auction business for 34 years now, and 22 of those years doing strictly auctions. I am just as excited about the business now, as I was when I first started! (more…)

Checking Out The Other 20%

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In March of this year, I had the pleasure of attending the Bowmanville Antique show.  The show has been running for 45 years, and this was the first time I attended. (more…)

A Record Antique Auction For Us!

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Our Saturday April 7 2018 antique auction was a record sale for us…and I have to admit, it felt good!

There were a few factors came into play.  First and foremost, we had a nice selection of quality items. Most of the pine Canadiana furniture came from the estate of the late Tony Drew, and living estate of Stella Drew, longtime Newmarket Ont residents. (more…)

Sometimes lightning does strike twice!

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Pictured here is a 222k Singer featherlight sewing machine. We often sell the 221 for $175-$200.  A few years ago they were in the $300-$500 range, but they have dropped off in price.

So what’s the difference between the 222k and the 221?  In a nutshell, here it is. (more…)

This is what makes selling antiques special.

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This past week, we removed the antique contents from a Newmarket estate. Nice load of Canadiana pine furniture, and next week I go back to pick up the artwork and small pieces. Auction will be April 7 2018. (click for auction details)

This was a simple wood frame house, that dates back 200 years!  Hard to believe, but the family has the documentation on the house and property. (more…)

A great sign I was glad to get!

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Short story about this sign.  Sold in our Jan antique auction.  I see 1000’s of pieces a year in people’s homes, but every so often, there is something that catches my eye, and I get very excited about getting it for the auction! (more…)