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At Antiques Markets, Know-How and Numbers Win the Prize

Sep 10, 2014 - The New York Times

As you browse at an antiques or flea market, have you ever wondered how common is it for sellers to turn a profit -- even a modest one?

It's possible to come out ahead, even for part-timers working on weekends or at fairs that roll into town and roll back out again, experts in the trade say. But they warn prospective dealers that it won't be easy and that they'll have to develop sufficient expertise to be smarter than potential customers.

''It's a tough business, and not many people ...