The Collector’s World

Table of Contents

Acknowledgement

Preface

Introduction

Section I ♦ A Plethora of Feelings: What Collectors Experience and Why

Chapter 1 – Anticipation – MAD

Chapter 2 – A Collector’s Concerns

Chapter 3 – Courage – MAD                  

Chapter 4 – Disappointment

Chapter 5 – Hope 

Chapter 6 – Nostalgia

Chapter 7 – Passion – MAD

Chapter 8 – Sentimentality

Chapter 9 – Trust (Faith) and the American Antique World

Section II ♦ A Tasteful Indulgence (Most of the Time)

Chapter 10 – Color– MAD

Chapter 11 – Condition

Chapter 12 – Psychology of a Well-Designed Show Booth – Accepted for MAD     

Chapter 13 – The Realm of Rejected Values and Behavior of Collectors (and others) –MAD

Section III ♦ Self-Reflection Isn’t Just for Self

Chapter 14 – American Antiques are a Window to Our Nation’s Past, Present and Future

Chapter 15 – Collectors’ Angst: What Will I Do with My Collection? – MAD

Chapter 16 – The Frenzy for Fresh to the Market – published in MAD

Chapter 17 – Mine

Chapter 18 – Notes on a Pandemic: What I Will Never Take for Granted Again – MAD

Chapter 19 – Occam’s Razor: Happiness or Fulfillment?

Chapter 20 – Too Much Stuff 

Chapter 21 – The “Top Sellers” Fascination

Section IV ♦ Lessons (Sometimes Waiting to be Learned)

Chapter 22 – Auctions and Collectors: The Psychology of Our bidding (often more than we had planned)

Chapter 23 – Choice

Chapter 24 – The Importance of the Word “Important”

Chapter 25 – The Prime Directive: Be Prepared – MAD

Chapter 26 – Surrounded by One’s Collection or Not

Chapter 27 – A Timed Auction

Chapter 28 – Using Style and Connoisseurship Criteria to Buy the Best you Can Afford

Chapter 29 – The Virtues of Patience

Section V ♦ A Wish or Two and Ending With Praise

Chapter 30 – An American Antique Critic

Chapter 31 – The American Antique Market

Chapter 32 – A Paean for American Antique Dealers

Index

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