So, I sit here in Wisconsin waiting to fall in love with an antique I cannot live without. My bank account dollars set aside for antiques have not been touched much in the last year, pandemic and all. If I do find a piece that I really want it strikes me I’d be willing to pay more than I did a year ago – life is getting shorter, haven’t purchased a first-rate antique in a while. All of which makes me wonder if canny dealers are making some money, if auction houses are realizing more robust prices than they expected, if collectors are reaching deep, if prices are up? If I am not alone the answer to these questions would be “yes.” What do you think?