The first thing you should do any time you go on a shopping trip is to make sure you have done your research, if necessary. Walking up and down endless aisles can become frustrating if you are not browsing but instead looking for just one thing. Is there a specific item you’re looking to find? Do you know information about the original manufacturer of this item? Can you spot a fake? If you’re not looking for something specific, you may not have to do as much planning. Of course, one of the joys of antiquing is that you never know what you might find when you are not looking for anything in particular.
Another tip to keep in mind while shopping is to keep an eye out for items that are in very good shape or in their original condition. With older items, you can normally expect minor aesthetic flaws. … Read the rest