Serving clients in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, Alva, Lee and Collier County, Florida
In 2020, the Asheford Institute of Antiques conducted a survey of the top buying trends within the antiques, vintage, and collectibles marketplace. This survey showed a marked increase in young buyers in the antiques and vintage collectibles industry, while the number of older buyers remained roughly the same.
So, what are all these people buying?
The Oxford Dictionary definition of an antique is this: a collectible object such as a piece of furniture or work of art that has a high value because of its considerable age. In the world of antiques, there is actually a difference between vintage items and antique items. Antiques must be at least 100 years old to be defined an antique whereas items can be as young as 20 years old and still be considered to be vintage. And even more confusing, is the term retro. Falling within the vintage category, those items dating from the 1950s to the 1980s are considered to be retro. When it comes time to selling your items or even buying them, retro, vintage, and antique items all have value.
How can you make sure your antiques have value?
Sal and John at Judy’s Jewelry Antiques and Estate Jewelry of Fort Myers, FL can help you answer that question. Have you ever wondered if people want to buy your keepsakes? Over the next few weeks, we will guide to through what gives value to antiques and collectibles, and which items are sought after.
When it comes to determining whether or not your vintage and antique pieces are valuable, it can be extremely difficult to define exactly what they’re worth. And when it comes to authenticating and deciding the condition of an antique item, you need the advice and consultation of an expert in the field of antiquities and collectibles. Not only has Sal at Judy’s Jewelry and Antiques been evaluating antiques and jewelry for more than 30 years, but he is also well networked with others in the field who specialize in distinct types of antiques from jewelry to furniture to coins to collectibles.
If you have antique or vintage items and you want to know if they are valuable, the best place to start is Judy’s Jewelry. We have more than 30 years of experience as Southwest Florida’s leading antique and estate dealer. Our staff loves history and sharing our knowledge of pieces and their place in time with our customers. That’s why you can expect expert customer service when you bring your vintage items to Judy’s Jewelry.
We cannot wait to help you learn the stories behind your antiques and help to determine their value. If you live in Fort Myers, Florida, or any of the surrounding areas, give us a call at (239) 481-9600 and schedule a time to bring your treasures by the store.
We strive to make the experience with us as pleasurable as possible. We will test and examine all your jewelry and coins to determine what the value is, and make you a fair offer. We can help you liquidate your estate. We also buy costume jewelry, vintage jewelry, as well as other collectibles including oil paintings and other art work. We understand that liquidating your estate can be a large project. Because of this, we make house calls, and will come out to you if that makes it easier for you!