Spend a little time around on-line auctions, flea markets, estate auctions or anyplace selling older “stuff” and you are likely to see many items described as “vintage” or “antique”. Look a little further and you will come across “primitive” and “collectible” almost as often. So if you are a little confused about the difference between vintage and antique or primitive and collectible, so are the rest of us! But don’t worry; these overused words are usually simply a marketing gimmick used to increase the perceived value of their items. Check out the following paragraphs for my interpretation of these overused words. I hope I can provide a little clarity.
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I was in the United States Air Force stationed in Anchorage, Alaska when I was hit with the auction bug. Master Sergeant Joe Bolt who was an auctioneer on the side, gave me a job as his ringman. In spite of the hard work and long hours, I loved it and was hooked. Joe taught me a lot and encouraged me to pursue my dream by offering several times to send me to auctioneer school. Military demands prohibited that so my dream had to be delayed but the dream was born.