My name is Larry
Meeker and my wife Carole and I are full time antique dealers, as
well as antique
collectors. Carole and I have been conducting our
business on a full-time basis for
close to 30 years. We gave up our day jobs to pursue this "job"
leaving our previous jobs of real estate and general contractor
My initial education in the antique business began
in the 60's as a child
working with my mother as we went around working the curbside in New
Jersey during monthly pickup
week. I remember those days and early experiences
of "antiquing" vividly & fondly.
Times have changed, and over the years we have seen
the world of antiques
and the process
of both acquiring and selling antiques go through many major changes.
and our sister antique sales website
www.Patented-Antiques.com are our way of meeting the newest challenges in the ever-changing world of
buying & selling antiques.
Our main buying and selling interests
center on early patented, mechanical and
dating from the beginnings of the Industrial
Revolution and up through the 1920's or so---Tools & Technology and
Scientific related Antiques as well as Americana, General Store, and
antique advertising are of particular interest..
These patented and mechanical
come from the
home, shop, farm, or office. We are active and enthusiastic
and sellers of unusual items in the
many categories of antiques and vintage collectibles
and particularly in items representing
vintage American technology and their ingenious American inventors.
We can and will help you sell yours as well.
Click any of the
headings in the left column for more information on specific categories of
antiques we are interested in, deal in, and can help you with.
Thinking about Selling Your Antiques?
for me to help you I must know what it is you actually have.
reviewing this site
and looking at the types of antiques that we sell please contact us by email at
with as many details as possible including your phone number if you have similar antiques you want us to
help you sell.
like I have a "light" to describe the "TIP" miners
lamp at the left are not going to
work. For example, there are $20.00 carbide lamps, and $200 ones, even a few
that will sell for $1000 or more. I need
to see it or know the details to know which one you might have. It is like that for all categories
of antiques & collectibles that we deal in. It is all in the details,
and without them it would be like me asking you what my car is worth
without telling you it is a Porsche or Volkswagen. .
I get inquires every day related to Antiques
from folks who have things to sell,
and I just do not have time for guessing games that I am often-times asked to participate in.
In order to be able to help you, or participate intelligently in the
conversation, I need to know what you have, or see what it is you have. Simple descriptions
with requests asking me to name a price or asking if I am interested
without pictures, prices and descriptions do not work. Requests for free appraisals for
something I have not seen are impossible. Requesting offers for
things I have not seen or are not in front of me are are a waste of my
This is not, as some suppose, a game of cat and mouse. That
is not what consignment sales are about. When antiques are sold on
consignment from my page I am here to help you sell
your antiques for the most possible. I
only get paid for successful sales, or not at all. Of course
is sometimes a negotiation process, and I can not always just say yes, or
be able to help you, but I am a serious, knowledgeable dealer &
seller of antiques and collectibles and in order to be able to help
you I need to be as informed as you are
to be able to help.
Finally, I don't know about
all of you, but I like to see who I'm going to be doing business with. So here
We can provide numerous references from past clients to attest to our honesty,
fairness, and integrity when
buying & selling antiques.
We hope you enjoy our site, and
that you will consider our services should you have some neat things
you need help selling.
This can and should be a win-win situation where everyone comes out feeling good, and we await your
And finally here is Madison, our 9 year old Black Lab. She is our real
inspiration, always Happy, always ready, and
she never complains. She loves to
do whatever we are going to do, although she would like to go swimming
or go to the beach more often. When you need a friend, or to
change pace, she is there ready and willing, and yes she does sleep in
Due to time constraints, a full time work schedule, and the large
volume of free appraisal and general information requests that we receive everyday, it
is not possible for us to respond to
all individual requests for general
information about your item, or give free online evaluations / appraisals of your antiques
that are not for sale
Thanks for understanding!!
Larry & Carole