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From television shows to weekend hobbyists, antiquing seems to be gaining popularity across the country. This can leave some hopefuls wondering where they find antiques for sale. Luckily, there are plenty of stops and shops to find a new-to-you piece for your home or a nostalgic collectible. In fact, you can even visit all the places professional antique dealers go to find merchandise for their stores.

Estate Sales

This is a popular location for most antique hopefuls because you can sometimes find incredibly valuable items for bare minimum prices. Estate sales typically happen if someone passes away and the family needs to liquidate the estate. These sales can be run by the family or by a liquidation company, and which it is can often have a big impact on the pricing. It’s easy to find estate sales in your area! Just check your local paper and any sales nearby should be listed near the classified section. Most sales run for more than one day and prices drop as time goes on, so if you’re a day late you might be a dollar up.

Thrift Stores

If you’re looking to take a little pressure off the hustle and bustle of wandering someone’s property, then a thrift store is another great place to check for antiques. Keep in mind these prices aren’t usually negotiable, so if that’s something you’re averse to, you’ll be in the right place. Also, because of the nature of these stores, new inventory is constantly cycling in! So if you didn’t find something you loved on your first trip, go back a week later and you’re sure to see an entirely different set of merchandise.

There are many more places you can find antiques, but these two are a great place to start if you’re just getting into the antiquing hobby.

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