How Not to Be an Antique Dealer
Everything I've learnt, that nobody told me
'Over the years I've had some incredible finds, but the one that excites me the most is the next one.'
Drew Pritchard set himself up as a dealer when he was a teenager, rooting around in scrapyards, working out of a shed and getting about in a ropy old Transit. Now he's a leading figure in the antiques trade with an international online business, and he's hugely popular presenter of hit TV show Salvage Hunters. But he's still as driven by the thrill of the find as he was forty years ago.
In this engaging and informative narrative, clearly structured into practical themes, Drew reveals what it takes to start with nothing but an obsession and a dream. He shows you how to create the opportunities, establish a network, get the best out of auctions and fairs, spot the fakes, develop your eye, build a reputation, buy and sell and yes, make a profit.
Whether you are a professional dealer or an amateur enthusiast, and whatever your budget, Drew's on a mission to show you how to enrich your life with beautiful things, that have their own unique story and that bring you joy. And then how to part with them for cash!
About this Author
Drew Pritchard was born in 1970 in the medieval walled town of Conwy, North Wales. Drew has been dealing in architectural salvage and antiques for over thirty years, working initially as a stained-glass restorer and designer, and then as an independent dealer. His business is driven by passion, an innate knowledge of antiques and a fascination with mixing items from different periods.
Drew's hit TV show Salvage Hunters is now in its sixteenth series. He is also a motoring aficionado, having restored his '52 Sunroof Volkswagen Beetle, his beloved '67 911 Porsche and a brace of Vespas.
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