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Larry & Carole Meeker
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www.AntiqBuyer.com
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Antiques

Welcome to our Internet based Antiques related website.   Our primary focus is on Mechanical & Patented Antiques, Scientific related Antiques, and Tool & Technology related antiques.  We buy, sell, and deal in what is generally known as Americana, General or Country Store Antiques and Antique Advertising.  We Salesman Sample of Disc Harrow like to call all of this "Americana with a Purpose". 

We are full time, knowledgeable and experienced antique dealers and we actively and seriously buy, sell, and deal in a wide range of antiques and vintage collectibles.

On this page you will find  information about the types of antiques and collectibles we deal in. On the left are links to specific informational pages on these types of antiques.  On the right are links to many different pages of past sales results w/ prices for items we have sold from this site and our sister antique sales website www.Patented-Antiques.com.  This website is close to 15 years old and we have been in the business for over 30 years as full time antique dealers.

Consignment Antique Sales

The way we conduct our antique business has changed Antique Telegraph Key from simply trying to buy antiques for the lowest possible price from individuals and then reselling them at a profit to primarily helping owners and heirs sell their antiques and collectibles on consignment.  Our goal or mission is to help people with antiques to sell, be they collectors, spouses, heirs, or other sellers of antiques, sell those antiques utilizing our 2 internet based antique websites, the rest of the internet, and other resources or venues utilizing our expertise and knowledge to the mutual benefit of both parties.

It is a Win-Win for both parties!!!

We own and operate 2 different antiques websites.  This site, www.Antiqbuyer.com is our informational and buying site, and includes Past Sales Archives / Sales Results links found on the right.

We conduct most of our Antique Sales from our sister website www.Patented-Antiques.com. Please visit that site to see what we currently have listed for sale.

Our antique sales website,  www.Patented-Antiques.com. is one of the largest and best Shaw Patent Antique Sewing Machineknown single owner internet antique sales websites on the internet. Both of our websites have great search engine placement, and get close to 1000 unique visitors each day from all over the world.  That equates to world wide sales exposure 24 /7 and 365 days a year to interested viewers for the sale of what we list.  We charge a reasonable percentage / commission rate for this service, and when we sell antiques on consignment the benefits to you, the owner / consignor over other means of sales are numerous and obvious. 

For more info about our sites, our search engine rankings and traffic count please see the FAQ page as well as the other informational pages we have on both sites. 

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Types of Antiques Sought & Sold

We primarily buy, sell, and deal in patented, mechanical, and vintage technology related Antique Typewriter antiques and collectibles spanning the era from the mid-to early 1800's and the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution to just after the turn-of-the 20th Century. We specialize in tools and many other specific sub categories.  General or Country store related antiques as well as related advertising are sought as well. 

We are actively seeking antique sewing machines, (Pre-1870) American patent models, and vintage salesman samples as well.  Antique surveying instruments, antique woodworking tools, and many other types of patented and / or mechanical antiques, related advertising, country store antiques, and more from this era, are of special interest and what we specialize in.

Gurley Solar TransitOur interests include antique pressing irons or sadirons, early patented eggbeaters, churns, and other kitchen related gadjets and antiques, mechanical and patented apple parers, cast iron coffee mills / grinders, and other  kitchen related antiques.   We have helped owners and heirs of collectors sell thousands of antique laundry related antiques and numerous other related antiques over the years, some for record prices in the mid 5 figures.  

We are also interested in, and sell antique office equipment, antique medical instruments, and related antique scientific equipment, including early electric fans and antique electric bi-polar or open frame motors, antique typewriters, mechanical pencil sharpeners, early telephones and telegraphy devices, antique toys, vintage sporting goods, and more.  Many other occupational and technological antiques from the home, workshop, store, farm,mcclure patent fluting iron or office are sought as well. 

 We also deal in and seek antique figural cast iron pieces like antique lawn sprinklers, early corkscrews, unusual calculating devices, slide rules, plus related ephemera, catalogs and advertising related to all of the above mentioned categories.

Unlike what is offered at the current crop of antique shows and  in most "antique shops" these days, where it seems the new definition of 20 years old is now deemed to be an antique, we still hold to the definition of an antique as being something close to 100 years old or more.  Newer things might be collectible, and saleable, but pieces from 1990 or even the 70's and 80's typically do not fit into our sales categories or realm of interest.

For a good overview and specific information on the different categories of antiques, vintage technology, scientific related antiques, antique advertising and collectibles we are interested in CLICK any of the headings in the left column.  To see many past sales results and for general information links about us and our consignment sales program please click the links in the right column.

A Note on Selling Your Antiques

The process is simple.  If you have an interesting antique for sale contact us anytime by email at LCM@AntiqBuyer.com giving us as many details as possible.  Pics are invaluable and a must to discuss any specifics about what you have.  Please also see our FAQ Page for more information.

 We can help you sell antiques through the Consignment Program we offer, or will buy them outright.  If you do not have email Please call us at 530-620-7019 so we can discuss this with you and help you sell what you have.

Thank you!!
Larry & Carole






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