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When embarking on a new phase of life, like marriage, completing a degree, or moving to a new home, many people chronicle the experience with the purchase of an object. When looking for an investment that is both fun and smart, art and antiques come to mind. For the novice collector or seasoned art and antiques lover who want to jump into the market, I’ll share my insider tips on starting art collection. I’ve compiled an Buying Guide to help you find, understand, and collect the best examples of fine art and antiques.
Learn from Masters
First, learn as much as you can about art and antiques in places where you are not tempted to buy art or antiques. Visit museums, historical societies, libraries and other places where fine art and antiques are on display, but not for sale. You should learn