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Treasures in the Closet: Vintage Clothing and Resale Market Trends

Speaker: Julia Ricklis
Online second-hand and vintage consignment platforms grew 21 times faster than conventional clothing retail in 2019 and sales are expected to triple to $80 billion dollars by 2029. With that kind of growth and a diminishing supply of vintage designer wearables, you are uniquely positioned to tap into this expanding market. This session will focus on how to identify value in the closet and where to obtain the resources to reliably spot collectible items. Plus, we’ll take a peek at some fabulous vintage!

Upon completing this session, you will be able to:

  1. Identify rare and highly collectible vintage designer labels
  2. Reliably research labels or eras with which you may not be familiar
  3. Identify value based on condition, era, rarity, and marketability
  4. Expand your audience to Gen X and Z through vintage clothing

Maximizing Value in a Hot Sports Card Market

Speaker: Ian Clarke
Have you thought about getting into the sports card collecting market or adding sports cards valuation to your menu of services? This session will focus on what collectors look for in listings, how to avoid the ‘red flags’ in your listings and what the hottest items in the market are. Even if you deal in mid- to low-grade or ungraded “raw” cards, there is a strong market for these if you connect to the right buyers.

Upon completing this session, you will be able to:

  1. Assess and appraise the value of items to be listed, spotting potential “diamonds in the rough”
  2. Photograph, describe and list items to maximize the realized sales price
  3. Identify genuine items versus likely fake items
  4. Identify online collector venues for advertising, networking and learning opportunities

What to look for in Asian Art Valuation

Speaker: Annie Wu
The current market in Asian fine art and paintings is extremely strong, however there is also a large quantity of Asian decorative art that does not bring much resale value. In this session you will gain insights into what fits into the fine art category and what fits into the not-so-fine art category. You’ll hear answers to questions frequently asked by appraisers, dealers and collectors.

Upon completing this session, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the current market for various categories of Asian art
  2. Identify the types of Asian art to invest in or avoid
  3. Conduct basic internet research on Asian art values


Video Games can be Valuable?

Speaker: Valarie McLeckie
Absolutely! That old video game lying around collecting dust could be worth something. While not every video game has significant value, you don’t want to be the one who passes up on the next $660,000 copy of Super Mario Brothers. This session will provide basic information on what to look for in video games and video game collecting.

Upon completing this session, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the current state of a video game
  2. Determine the likelihood of a particular video game having significant value
  3. Explain basic video game collecting terms
  4. Determine when additional research is necessary and how to conduct it


Vintage Posters: What Drives Their Value?

Speaker: Nicholas Lowry
Vintage posters are becoming more and more valuable. It’s not just about splendid graphic design, there are several distinct areas of vintage poster collecting: Travel, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. This session will review those areas and help you understand why they are collected, what drives value and more.

Upon completing this session, you will be able to:

  1. Identify why vintage posters are appreciated
  2. Describe why vintage posters are collected and what collectors look for
  3. Determine what drives vintage poster value

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Available on-demand July 13