A Tale of Sterling Silver
This week a young woman quietly walked around and then came to the desk. "Excuse me, may I ask you a question?" she politely asked as she pulled three pretty goblets from her purse. "Of course," I said, "how can we help you?" She turned a goblet over and pointed to a blemish on the bottom of one of the goblets. "I just came from a Gold Buyers storefront where they told me these weren't sterling" she said, "A woman put something on one and told me if it reacted, it wasn't silver. It did react and she offered me $5.00 each saying maybe they were worth that, but they could be worth much more. It didn't feel right, so I brought them to you." My jaw dropped.....
Someone offered $5.00 a piece for three lovely gilt-lined goblets with beautifully rendered figural stems, each clearly stamped? A day later the young woman was in possession of a check for well more than 100 times the original offer. One of our silver buyers had made an offer she couldn't refuse.
The moral of the story? Never, ever immediately sell an item to someone who claims it isn't what you thought it was. Get a second and sometimes even a third opinion. Educate yourself, and trust your instincts until you are thoroughly convinced otherwise.
As always, we appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you at our next event.
We were voted Southwest Florida Choice Award Winners in two categories! Consignment Furniture Star and Antiques Champion!
Thanks to our wonderful and loyal customers we can now add the year 2012 to our list of winning seasons!
Saturday, July 28th at 12 Noon
An elegant selection of beautifully packaged, delightfully scented, long-burning soy candles by Seda France is now available in our consignment store.
We buy, sell, consign and auction worldwide!
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We are seeking:
- Sterling Silver Flatware and Hollowware
- Fine Art Paintings, Prints and Sculpture
- Estate Jewelry
- China by Royal Crown Derby, Herend, Coalport, Spode, Minton, Knowles Taylor Knowles, Royal Worcester and more
- Lalique, Baccarat, St. Louis, Waterford and other crystal
- Art Glass by Tiffany, Steuben, Lalique, Quezal, Murano
- Mid-Century Furniture and Accessories
- Clocks and Watches
- Coins and Currency
- Vintage Costume Jewelry
- Purses and Accessories by Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, etc.
- Tiffany and Tiffany & Co. Silver, Art glass, and Accessories
- Home Furnishings by Baker, Century, A.J. Victor, Council, Ferguson Copeland, Hancock & Moore, Patina, Kindel, Theodore Alexander, Widdicomb, and other lines of quality
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Delivery Due on June 29th!
Don't miss what's happening in the Consignment Store! So many beautiful items have been delivered and more deliveries are scheduled for June.
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This gorgeous McGuire square glass-top table with eight tailored and tufted upholstered dining chairs is due for delivery June 29. Pre-sale or rental for staging may be possible. Call for details. Click here for more information and images of items in our Consignment Store
About our neighborhood, the 10th Street Design District
in Naples, FL. (From the Naples Daily News Citifest Program)
Years ago, when the train came through town, it stopped at the Naples Depot at 10th Street and 5th Ave South. Since the train brought most of the goods into town, it was only natural that service businesses would “set up shop” near the Depot. And thus Naples’ first industrial district was born!
The train last ran in the early 1970s, but The Seaboard Air Line Railway passenger station, Collier County's newest historical museum, has recently undergone an amazing restoration. Our Depot welcomes visitors back to the railroading boom days of the Roaring Twenties and explains how generations of Southwest Floridians used technology and transportation to conquer a vast and seemingly impenetrable frontier. The Naples Depot Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is conveniently located in downtown Naples newly revitalized 10th Street Design District.
The 10th Street Design District, which lies between 7th Avenue North and 5th Avenue South and between US 41 and Goodlette Frank Road, is a lovely, easily-accessible, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood of businesses anchored by The Naples Depot. Our neighborhood is traditionally known as the downtown district for friendly, family-owned local businesses that cater to the needs of Naples’ residents.
The 10th Street Design District in Naples, Florida features numerous shops specializing in home décor and hobbies, as well as many service-related businesses and unique restaurants. Whether you need car repair, dog-grooming, a delicious meal, or simply want to enjoy a day shopping for unique furniture and accessories, you’ll find it in the 10th Street Design District. Stop in while you're in the neighborhood. We’d love to meet you!