|Are you a collector? It doesn't matter what you collect, you can find some great pieces and great information on the internet, if you know where to look. |
If you collect antiques, you will find a whole new world on the internet.
Not only will you find information about your collectibles, you can find people with similar interests and can enjoy chatting about your hobby.
Go to your favorite search engine. For those of you that are 'fresh' newbies, here is a list of some of the popular search engines:
Enter a word in the search box. For this example, we will use antiques. Click 'Search' or 'Go'. You can even hit 'enter' on your keyboard.
The search engine searches for sites that pertain to antiques and gives you a long list of sites to choose from.
You will also find a brief description of each site. To visit the site, click on the name of the site. To return to the list, hit the 'back' button on your browser.
At: http://www.icollectorlive.com , you will find live auctions for all kinds of collector items (ie--dolls, toys, trains, estate....).
If you want information about a specific artist, type the name of the artist in the search box, with quotation marks around it. For example, let's say you are interested in pottery by Clarice Cliff. Type in "Clarice Cliff". The search engine will search for the 2 words as a phrase and show only sites that match it.
The site: http://www.claricecliff.com offers useful information and has a forum for chat and disscussion.
You will find an 'Antique & collectable Info Exchange Bulletin Board' at:
Scroll down to the bottom and click on the link. You are not allowed to post things you have for sale or things you are looking for. It is just for discussing and exchanging information about antiques and collectables.
Be sure to follow the rules of any forum or discussion group you go to. If you don't, you might not be allowed to participate.
Search engines have their own way of allowing you to narrow or broaden your search information. Look for special help sections on the search engine's home page. They will teach you how to search successfully.
Enjoy your new collectables!
About the Author
Jane Fulton is the owner of 5 sites and has been helping people since 2000. Sign-up for SOS Newsletter at http://janes-place.com to receive these type of articles twice a month and to get your special mailing of interviews with some of the greatest Marketing minds!
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