There are many different places a person can sell antiques. Many people sell antiques to dealers who own antique stores, while others choose to sell them online or at a garage sale. Antique auctions, flea markets, thrift stores and estate sales are other places antiques are bought and sold.
Selling an antique usually starts with a careful research of the piece (or similar items) on the market to determine its possible value. In most cases, the buyer and seller will negotiate on the price, so knowing what the item is worth allows the seller to start at a reasonable number. If the buyer is an antiques dealer who will resell the item, the seller should expect to get less than the item is worth. Dealers may only be willing to pay about half the current market price.