4 Ways To Find Hidden Antique Gems

4 Ways To Find Hidden Antique Gems

Those that like to collect antiques know how exciting it can be when you find a hidden antique gem. To make sure you find valuable antiques, here are four ways to help you spot some hidden gems. 

1. Check Out Your Local Flea Markets. If you’re serious about finding hidden gems, check your local flea markets to see what valuable pieces you can potentially find. The early bird gets the worm, so if you decide to check flea markets for antiques, make sure you get there early in the morning before the crowds. 

2. Visit Yard Sales. The saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” You never know what you could find at someone’s yard sale. When people are moving or renovating their home, most people want to try and get rid of their furniture and fast. Always check any yard sales you see; you never know what hidden gems you can find! 

3. Ask Your Seller. It’s important that you get as much history of a piece before you purchase it. If you have questions, don’t be afraid to ask the seller any questions on who owned it previously or where they found the antique. 

4. Inspect Your Antiques. Before you purchase your new hidden gem, make sure you thoroughly inspect it. Any signs of damage could change the overall worth of your antique. 

Are you planning to go shopping for antiques? Bring your antiques to Pender’s, and we will restore or refinish your new hidden gem. Visit our website today for a free quote.