Who are Antique Dealers?
When you see them portrayed on TV there are several different stereotypes
Crotchety Old Man
The well coifed man, often the professor type with a strange foreign accent.
Elitist Older Woman
Unknown Age Asian Woman (Gilmore Girls)
Let me tell you who antique dealers really are.
90% have been or are married.
80% have children
40% have been in the teaching profession
60% consider themselves artists
40% consider themselves historians
20% are actors or actresses
30% suffer from some form of depression
50% have lost a child
60% are cancer survivors
10% are hoarders (all of us are in denial)
25% had parents that sold antiques
50% identify as Fred Sanford
100% can’t give it up
I personally fall into several categories. These wonderful people are my friends, they are your neighbors, and they are dedicated to preserving the history. They have a wonder-lust for the past and an appreciation of the future. Because what better way to save the planet then to recycle, reuse and repurpose items.
*No one was harmed by the gathering of the statistical information. Most of the statistics were scientifically collected from extracting the crap that lives in my brain.