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About William

Hello folks if you've made it this far this where I tell you a little about myself that's not written elsewhere on this website. Like many antiques dealers not all but many I'm also a collector. You may say yea or so what. Well actually this could be good for a new collector or the established dealer,while I made the decision not to own operate my own shop for several reasons. The internet had just started to enter the average home,gas prices went up along with the rest of the expenses so that combined with some personal reasons an single owner owner operated shop seemed to be to far out of reach in what is now a very competitive business. Back in the 20s and 30s during my grandmothers time the business was different at least from my perspective.I decided since I was semi retired from working in the building trades that id try this new way to buy and sell antiques.Well it was fairly new when I first started in about 1995. I still buy on a regular basis and over my 60 year lifetime have managed to save much of the better merchandise. This is where it could possibly be good for you! We are only care takers of these things and as time marches on I will be beginning to sell some of these treasures some I've had for 30 or more years. But first I have my Mother who also collected for a good part of her life, her mother was the life long South Jersey dealer she inspired me many years ago. So between my Mother and me  it might be worth while to check back in once in a while, we have been saving the best for last! My son has no interest so little by little much of it is going to go to new homes over the next several years.  thank you, Hank
Update 12/16/2017 Sadly my Mother passed away I'm been left many nice antiques mostly all collected by her Mother during her lifetime as a antiques dealer. Ill be sorting through these and my own things over the next year. I have no idea what's going to be listed. thanks