I have lots of pretty, old junk. Some of it needs to go.
February 1, 2011 8:28 AM Subscribe
I am looking to sell some "antique" items and I am not interested in doing so online, for various reasons. I am looking to sell them at one of the many "antique malls" in southeastern Pennsylvania and am looking for recommendations.
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I am pretty enamored with stuff that was made around the turn of the century up until about 1945 and because of this I have a small but (IMHO, anyway) awesome collection of housewares/kitchenwares, quilts, linens, cameras/photographs, some clothing and other totally neat-o miscellany. For the last 10 years, I have frequented what are commonly referred to as "antique malls" (hence, all the stuff) and I am well-versed, as far as era, monetary value and demand goes, in what I have and what I look for. I don't think I am really looking for profit, just trying to sell the stuff I don't want for about what I paid.
These places frequently have booths for rent and I have been pondering moving in such a direction. I don't want to sell on ebay or etsy or many of the other places on the internet because I don't want to deal with all of the things that go along with that, as I've done it in the past and found it tedious and not really worth it. I have done basic research for rental and commission rates in south eastern Pennsylvania at the places I know about.
I would like to hear from people that have experience doing this. Do any of y'all have a place to recommend? I am located in Allentown but I am willing to travel and my stomping grounds are somewhat expansive, about 40 miles in any direction. Related questions: Is it worth the effort, time and money? What should I expect from the places I am renting from? Warnings I should heed? Any tips/things I should consider?