Question: my sister and i are interested in collecting and selling antiques… is there anything we should know? what sorts of things would sell well at auctions ie what is collectible? to begin with we are probably not looking at spending over $100 AU on items until we learn more about it. any ideas/suggestions/tips would be greatly appreciated! thanks

Answer: Go to antique stores and flea markets, watch what others are buying, talk to them and the dealers. Pick up free antique and collectible magazines/news letters at antique stores. Read the many books on antiques in your local library. Of course, check eBay and other web sites for what is selling, how many bids, and the final sale price.