I normally buy Antique ceramics at general auctions, then sort them and place them in specialist and Catalogue auctions, a few smaller items I put on ebay,
I collect Italian Drioli bottles and Egg cups myself and my wife has a few Waterford crystal items ( 70 or so)
3 weeks ago I was at auction and there was hardly anyone there, Grand National Day, I wasn't having much luck with ceramics a dealer was taking it all, so I had a look at some glass from a house clearance, it seems the deceased owner liked glass so I thought this looks nice and took a lot of it on maiden bids, a losing bidder said there was Whitefriars amongst it, I sorted it out and decided there and then that I would keep some and start a collection, I didn't know what I was looking at so I googled Whitefriars, and got the Powell glass website, I listed some, got some help but was told to find out for myself, so then I followed the link to here. I have about a dozen books now and I'm learning, I went to a few car boot fairs and bought a lot more glass for next to nothing and am trying to sort it now. one lot I bought was a tray of Swans 2 w/f and 3 others £8, I sold the 2 w/f Swans on ebay for £26 and £10 one silver one golden amber, I will be keeping the Vases and Bowls I have except for duplicates,
I have about 40 Paperweights at the moment and am going to pick up some more that I saw. I think one is a Paul Ysart, with butterflies this I am getting for about £20, I will be selling all the paperweights some on ebay and some at specialist auctions.
It seems I will be kept busy now as I may give up Ceramics to concentrate on Glass