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Wayne Jordan
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Auctioneer, Appraiser, Author
Auctioneer, Appraiser, Author

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New Hosting for Resale Retailing
I've migrate the Resale Retailing blog to a new location as of October 24, 2015. . All future posts will be made to http://www.resaleretailing.com . Thanks for visiting. See you at the new location! Wayne

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March, 2010 GALAX, Va. – Progress comes slowly to the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia. It was not until after World War II that highways, electricity and telephone service became available to many of the rural areas between the mountain metrop...

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Avoid Falling Victim to the ‘Sunk Cost Fallacy’
photo courtesy of  lawschoollies.com/ In the following scenario, what would you do if you were the dealer involved? At an estate auction you find a lovely Nickelodeon (coin-operated player piano with drums, etc.) that seems to be in working order. The aucti...

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The Green Man Tradition: Collecting an Ancient Icon
“It’s Pagan,” she said, pointing to the image carved into the crest rail of an antique chair. “And I won’t have Pagan symbols in my home.” I let her remark slide. I don’t waste time arguing with someone whose mind won’t be changed. Besides, she was partly c...

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Collecting Vintage Salesman's Samples
“She Ran Away With A Shoe Drummer” read the Chicago Tribune headline of April 19, 1890. The ensuing article told of a great scandal: a recently married young socialite left her husband to run off with a travelling salesman (“drummers” in those days were tra...

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Understanding the Auction Consignment Process
Arguments rage as to whether it’s better to consign collectibles for resale via auction or to sell them oneself via private treaty. Detractors of the auction method say that auction house fees are too high: up to 50 percent of an item’s final price. Auction...

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Achieve Higher Prices Through Storytelling
A baseball cap worn by Neil Armstrong after the Apollo 11 mission sells for $12,000. A typewriter belonging to novelist Cormac McCarthy sells for $254,500. A football used during the NFL’s “deflategate” scandal sells for $43,740. Baseball caps and footballs...

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The Format Wars
Those of us over a “certain age” have seen format wars come and go: VHS vs. Betamax; 8-track vs. cassette; Apple Mac vs. IBM DOS; Blue-Ray vs. High-Definition video. Each of these technologies served the consumer in a similar way. Each format required compa...

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Operating is Risky Business Without Insurance
In my July 26, 2012, Behind the Gavel column, I related a story about the Mountaintop Antique Mall in Hillsville, Virginia. This popular mall near Interstate Route 77 is one of my favorite places to visit when I go antiquing near Hillsville. Last month, int...
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