I'm John, a lifelong junker. The first time I ever bid at auction was when I was about nine years old, for a piece of graniteware—and from that moment, I was hooked.
Through my teens and twenties, I continued to collect: Depression glass, Carnival glass, coins, prints, primitives, Fenton, lamps, games...if it had some age to it, I loved it.
Below: one of the many places I love to shop
I also read everything I could about the field; I took the correspondence course through the Asheford Institute of Antiques; I joined the American Numismatic Association and the Antique and Collectibles National Association.
I'm now making my lifelong passion my full-time job. I'm now going to put my years of knowledge to use by selling antiques online. I'll be showing pictures of my adventures buying up new pieces, and I'll be showing off what I've found—and what will be listed for sale on sites like eBay.
I can't wait to get started, and am thrilled to have new readers along for this ride. In fact, I'd love to hear from you! I want to put up plenty of informative pieces on antiques and collectibles...if you've got a piece you'd like some information on, shoot me an email (see the "Contact" page)! I'd love to feature you and your item here on the blog.
And now, I'm off to find a great estate sale to kick off this new enterprise...More soon...