Industrial-Sized Deals Shop all Back to School Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Disturbed $5 Off Fire TV Stick Grocery Shop Popular Services TransparentGGWin TransparentGGWin TransparentGGWin  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Shop Back to School with Amazon Back to School with Amazon Outdoor Recreation Baby Sale
Kindle Price: $3.99

Save $5.96 (60%)

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Flip to back Flip to front
Audible Narration Playing... Paused   You are listening to a sample of the Audible narration for this Kindle book.
Learn more

ANTIQUE or Shabby Chic? Appraise & Sell Like a Pro! Kindle Edition

35 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
$3.99

Length: 68 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Age Level: 9 - 18

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Leslie Goodwin is a professional antiques dealer and conservator with 22 years experience in selling and appraising. She appraised on the first U.S. Antiques Roadshow. She has sold thousands on items online and off and some of her folk art is currently featured in a museum exhibit in Santa Fe, NM. She has published dozens of feature articles and worked as a magazine editor. She has sold everywhere from flea markets to high end prestigious antiques shows. Now she shares insider secrets to help you learn more and earn more!

Product Details

  • File Size: 1625 KB
  • Print Length: 68 pages
  • Publisher: Leslie A. Goodwin; Second Revised Edition edition (August 12, 2014)
  • Publication Date: August 12, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0055IVT3E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #373,266 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


More About the Author

I am happy to share my latest book: CAT SKILLS: Loving Care for Cats! for anyone who loves cats or wants to add to their cat skills. This book is a collaboration between cat lovers, veterinarians and personal experience plus extensive research on the latest products and food for cats. I celebrate cats in all their quirky glory, with lots of photos, humor, ways to trouble shoot behaviors, bonding with a cat and unique tips for living happily ever after with a cat. While I was writing this book, I lost a kitten to a deadly disease called F.I.P., so I decided to donate some of the proceeds to a research fund to cure FIP.

I am especially proud of the section on feeding...I researched it thoroughly and have presented a summary of many research papers and practical advice along with the laws regarding pet food manufacture to help you make sense of all the many products available. I devoted a whole section to elderly cats, loss and grieving and even advice on adopting a new cat. This book is fun to read and will make a great gift for anyone who loves cats.

If you missed it, please check out my other book, too. It is called ANTIQUE or Shabby Chic? Appraise and sell like a pro! Because I'm an antiques dealer, my friends are always phoning to say:"Hey, I just got a (cool artifact, heirloom from my Granny, great garage sale buy) and I wanted to know if you would come over and tell me what it is, how much it's worth and how can I sell it?"

So I thought: "Hang on..Hold the phone. Grab your garters Gertie...I COULD WRITE A BOOK."

At first, I planned a simple 1,000 word pamphlet that I could hand out to my chums and thereby glean a few free slabs of pizza and/or beers from my grateful pals. But once I started, I realized there were lots of tips and tricks I could share-and it grew into 10,000 words. Still, I tried to boil it down into the most essential info, make it fun to read; not too long and heavy.

Soon, another friend convinced me to join the revolution--self-publishing that is--and I spent the next four months chained to my computer, tearing my hair out, alternating between swearing and sweating until the eBaby was born.

It really surprised me when it hit the best seller list on Amazon in two categories after being on the market for just a few months. I spent NO money on promotion. I did have some angelic friends who helped me to edit, however. Creating the paperback came next.

I had worked for many years as a journalist, did time :) as a magazine editor and freelance writer, but I had never designed a paperback book. It was kind of like doing an appendectomy for the first time by following the directions in a medical manual! There was lots of blood shed, it took longer than expected and included lots of fumbling about before the loose ends were tied.

That's the story of my book: ANTIQUE or Shabby Chic? Appraise & Sell Like a Pro. I live with two cats who don't understand why I remove my fur from time to time. When I write just for fun, I write poetry, essays and gossipy emails. I won a flash fiction contest in a Boulder, Colorado newspaper in 2010! Thanks to everyone who has encouraged me and bought my books. Ciao!

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By ClarkWorld on August 3, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
I'm an avid amateur and found tons of helpful information in this well-written book. It's hugely boosted my confidence level - my "eye" is better and I can make better decisions about the items I'm looking at. I'd recommend this for all levels, whether you're a novice or experienced pro. SO MUCH great advice and solid information!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 5, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
After inheriting many collectables and questionables from all of my grandparents I became curious to what things were, what they meant, and how much they could be worth. Since this is all new to me I have looked in many places for help in discovering how and where to look for information. Leslie's book has been so much help and now that I have many items for sale in an antiques store, I also have her book to offer to help others who have been bitten by the bug! Jannie Hornby - Oregon Treasure Hunter!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By K. Parks-Hoffman on April 2, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I bought the Kindle version of this book. The writing style is nice and the reading is enjoyable, but it's very short and left me wanting a lot more. It's not quite what I expected from the impressions I got from the title, but there are some helpful tips. I really wanted something more in depth, but for $3, I'm fairly happy with the few tips I received about silver and gold. (Easily could be found by doing your own internet search though.) There are some reference source tips which I haven't checked out yet, but they may prove to be helpful.

I currently sell in an antique mall and this book didn't do much to help me with knowing how to improve my selling strategies in this type of venue. I'd say it's beginner info. and very lightly scratches the surface. I was hoping that someone with so much experience would have given more inside insights on how to have a profitable antique business. Some good information for people new to selling who don't know anything about eBay, Etsy, Craiglist and or pricing items.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Colorado on March 4, 2012
Format: Paperback
I do sell on eBay and this book really helped me understand how and what to buy and how to sell it, you couldn't ask for more. I pick it up and read it about once a month just to give myself a refresher course. Money well spent!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lynn on July 22, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book gives you ideas, insight & lots of valuable information on buying & selling items online & at flea markets. It's a short book, easy reading.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Phil S on July 15, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a very useful guide that gives you a good foundation on how to buy and sell a variety of antiques. Easy to read, good examples and helpful links. It'll pay for itself the first time you don't overpay for a reproduction, try to do your own restoration, or waste time and money trying to sell something without knowing its true value.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Margaret W on October 21, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I enjoyed this book. Each antique book has it's own information to share with antique lovers. I especially like this one because I learned more about the antiques that I own.

The author was direct in talking about the antiques and didn't add a lot of fluff. I prefer to read books that give you the information and not a long dissertation that has very little to do with what I want to know.

I thought she did a GREAT job with this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By pleasant-g on March 2, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Although I knew some of this ahead of time, I found some helpful tips and gained some insight. This book is aimed more for the beginner, but I found a few websites I didn't know about, which I found helpful. Now I have a few new sites to explore. Wish there was a little more on marks, but it gives a lead into silver.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

Have something you'd like to share about this product?
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?