In this fifth instalment of my Source Vintage Blog I thought it would be nice to share with you some of my favourite comments, stories and one-liners that I have witnessed myself, or been told, during my time working within the antiques trade. Now, some of these just wouldn't happen in any other trade! We love our customers and we wouldn't have them any other way. So thank you for making us smile!
In the light of current world events, have you seen or do you foresee a change in people's antique buying and selling habits? Are people going to be shopping more online? Will antiques fairs, markets, car boot sales and shops suffer as a result, or is the antiques trade different to other retail? Will people still want to handle and examine a physical item before they commit to buying? The antiques trade is also one of the only trades left where deals are made based solely on trust, reputation and a handshake. Therefore, will buyers still want that personal face-to-face interaction with a seller before parting with their money?