Online Class: Buying and Selling Antiques and Collectibles


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  • 15
    Lessons
  • 22
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 1,619
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 7
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.7
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

How to Buy and Sell Antiques and Collectibles offers a highly successful approach to acquiring and selling antiques and collectibles for both fun and profit. This course incorporates many strategies of acquiring and selling desirable objects and pieces, with the goal of personal enjoyment and fulfillment.

All collectors start somewhere. It begins somehow, usually with an interest developed early on as a child. Almost mystically, the collection begins. Eventually, there comes a time when the collector desires to sell an antique or collectible, perhaps because it is a duplicate or to make room for another object.

Successful collectors learn what sells, and what to buy in order to sell later. Many of the most profitable collectors and dealers learn the principals necessary to trade, barter, acquire and sell both antiques and collectibles. They avoid expensive mistakes and missteps. They use knowledge as their best tool to acquire items for their collections or resale.

This course will present many strategies and concepts to prepare you for the path of becoming a successful buyer and seller of antiques and collectibles.


  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Starting an Antique Collection

Starting an antique collection is a simple activity that offers the collector great personal enjoyment for a particular passion, and an opportunity for a profit. Additional lesson topics: What are antiques? 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: The History of Antiquing

It was not until the 18th century, with its development of the art and science of archaeology that produced the stimulus for both public and private collecting in earnest. Additional lesson topics: Kovels Antiques and Collectibles 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: What Types of Antiques to Buy

There are many different factors as to why specific items are chosen to collect. Additional lesson topics: Estatesales.net Canada; EstateSales.net U.S.; Five Antiques for Under $10; Reasons to Buy Antiques 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Antiques
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Collectibles Versus Just Plain Old Stuff

Old stuff is just that -- old stuff. It is not necessarily collectible or a good investment. Knowing the difference can significantly impact the profitability of your endeavors. Additional lesson topics: Antique Clocks; Antique Glassware; What's a Collectible? 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Searching for Profitable Antiques

Shopping and searching for antiques is a great way to spend a free afternoon. Additional lesson topics: Finding Antiques at Garage Sales 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Finding Antiques
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Detecting Fakes

One concern shared among all antique collectors is purchasing a fake item. Additional lesson topics: Detecting Faberge Fakes 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Setting the Value

The determination of the value of an antique or collectible takes more than locating an item in a price guide or reviewing auction results. Additional lesson topics: Using Google for Finding Value 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Buying from Antique Dealers

Dealers often have those hard-to-find items on display and are ready to sell them to a collector. Additional lesson topics: Buying Antiques 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Antique Glassware, Furniture, and Other Items

In the world of collecting, antique glassware and furniture are extremely popular items that are constantly bought and sold. Additional lesson topics: Carnival Glass 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Care and Preservation of Antiques

Simple procedures and common sense go a long way toward making sure an item is properly preserved. Additional lesson topics: Antique Furniture Care and Preservation 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Protecting Your Investment

Most serious collectors insure their antiques and collectibles against many different kinds of losses. Additional lesson topics: Insuring Antiques; How to Insure Antiques 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Learning about Your Collections

Most avid collectors tend to specialize or find special niches that interest them, and then grow their collections. Additional lesson topics: Researching Antiques Online; Researching Silver Marks 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Where to Sell Antiques

An important part of collecting antiques and collectibles is the selling of some of your items. Additional lesson topics: Selling Antiques 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Selling Antiques
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: How to Sell Antiques

Before selling an antique or collectible, first find its value. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: Selling to Dealers

There are both advantages and disadvantages to selling your object to a dealer. Additional lesson topics: Selling to a Dealer 74 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Lesson discussions: How would you rate this course?; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
335
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe starting an antique collection.
  • Summarize the history of antiquing.
  • Describe what types of antiques to buy.
  • Determine collectibles versus just plain old stuff.
  • Describe searching for profitable antiques.
  • Summarize methods for detecting fakes.
  • Summarize setting the value.
  • Determine buying from antique dealers.
  • Describe antique glassware, furniture, and other items.
  • Describe care and preservation of antiques.
  • Describe protecting your investment.
  • Summarize research methods to learn more about your collections.
  • Summarize where to sell antiques.
  • Describe how to sell antiques.
  • Summarize the process and expectations for selling to dealers.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: Buying and Selling Antiques and Collectibles
Course Number: 7550536
Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
Lessons Rating: 4.4 / 5 Stars (1,628 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $75.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "A very pleasant instructor and always there to help. I felt very at ease and comfortable working with her. I would like to take another course with her in the near future. The course was a great help for me and very useful for future reference. I found the whole complete course helpful and have learnt so much. Excellent!" -- Sarah P.
  • "I am glad I took the class, I definitely learned a lot. The content was very good. The teacher was prompt in replying and very pleasant." -- Teresa F.
  • "I found all the information in the course to be helpful. I have my antiques and collectibles already, so now that I got all this information, I feel I'm ready to get the ball rolling." -- Raven H.
  • "Good course and responsive instructor." -- Gerald D.
  • "It was all good! I liked everything about it." -- BETTY J.
  • "I enjoyed it." -- Donald D.