(UPDATE) It’s mid-January, 2024, and I’m having second thoughts about what I’ll be doing going forward. I’ve been doing really good business from my website and in no particular hurry to sell my inventory. I’ve been buying a few things here and there, which I’ve been listing on my website. So for the time being, I’m going with the flow. If estates come my way, I’ll work with those. But if few or none are coming my way, I’ll continue to buy and sell from my website.
For about 50 years I bought and sold American and French Art Nouveau and Art Deco glass and lamps. The point has come where I won’t be doing that much longer. I will be selling off my remaining inventory at great discounts to get down to zero. It’s not that I don’t want to keep doing the same thing, but it’s gotten so much more difficult. Most antique shows have failed or have been severely cut back. And unfortunately my best clients have died within the last year.
I was all set to exhibit at my last show ever, in Miami, this January, 2024, but you know the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. I took a bad fall and broke a couple of vertebrae. So it looks like my last show in Winnetka in November, 2023 was indeed my last show. Too bad. I was looking forward to the Miami Show. I have some really nice items that I wanted to sell at the show.
So I ask that you check out what I have left to sell. It’s several hundred items, of the best quality, all hand-chosen my me. Some are listed on my website but many are not, as I don’t have the time to photograph and list them all. So please ask and I’ll send photos.
What I have pivoted to is selling other people’s items, mostly estates. I’m in the process of selling the contents of a 20,000 sq. ft. home in upstate New York, as well as the Jamaica Estates estate of a deceased friend of mine. I’m also working on selling the artwork from the estate of a famous artist.
If you are a relative, a friend, or an attorney, and you have one item, or several items, or the estate of a living or deceased friend or relative to sell, please let me know. My fee will be 5% – 15%, depending on the number, value and quality of the items. I’ll take care of everything, so all you have to do is watch, wait for the items to be sold and receive a check. I personally know most of the auctioneers in the United States. I know who’s honest and who isn’t. I know all the ins and outs of the auction business, so I can negotiate the best deal for you. You can try to do it yourself, but you’ll end up with the best result if you trust it to the expert. You’ll get the most money with the least hassle. It doesn’t matter where you live. If the value is sufficient, I’ll fly out to do business with you in person.