Sometime in the next few days this blog will have clocked up an amazing 5000 visits.
Give that man an Aston Martin!
I am readying the 2009 Wales Antiques Guide for publication next month. Always a tricky time it has been more so this year because a: I’ve usually got this far by Christmas and b: there’s a reported economic crisis and c: I’m stuffed to the gills with web work.
No complaints about the latter, and only myself to blame for the former. But the middle one; dealers and auctioneeers and I suppose collectors are a mixed up people. Often pessimistic and downbeat, show them a a sale listing and they are there brimming with hope and optimism.
Every cardboard box, every lumber room, every car boot pitch, a chance to turn a profit or maybe even find the ‘big one’.
Take last week; one sale, not much there, a lot of modern bankrupt stock, mainly fixtures and fittings. But for one dealer keen enough to look in a box of junk, £40 bought a £500 gold chain.
Keep looking, keep smiling!