Finding Real Value in Antique Markets

Today you hear a lot of millenniums talk about vintage vibes and antique markets but what they fail to address is finding the real value in the experience of it all.

Most times people tend to go to these markets to browse around and look at items. But, if you pay attention, each item has a story to tell. If you’re hunting for antiques or vintage items, look for signs of authentic age. There are many reproductions of antiques that look old because they are made to look old. If you’re not confident you can always ask someone over at Hanover Flea Market. We will help you examine each of the items to determine its rich history. After all, the ones that collect are the most enthusiastic teachers.

Another effective way of finding the value is cultivating patience. There is usually a long learning curve to becoming a knowledgeable collector. However, this long road is fun and exciting – not to mention a great investment. Following this, we find that the happiest customers are those who follow their heart. Find items that you are guided towards. Ones that amuse and delight you. One you find aesthetically pleasing and that you’re excited to tell a story about. An object is just an object until it has meaning.

Some of the most valuable types of antiques to look out for are:

  • Coin Bank
  • First Edition Books
  • Costume Jewelry
  • Outdated Electronics
  • Lamps
  • Christmas Ornaments
  • Silverware
  • VHS Tapes
  • Advertisements
  • Soda Crates
  • Dollhouse
  • Record Player
  • Luggage Set
  • Typewriter

How to Relate to Millennials Through Drive In’s, Cassette Tapes and Antique Markets

When you hear the word millennial, what goes through your mind? Well many things of course! This generation is known to be the most unpredictable. They tend to live in urban apartments with a rustic exposed brick wall and pipe exposed concrete ceilings.

This generation is known for shying away on the big purchases like cars and houses different from the baby boomer generation. Instead, they spend on the image of their lifestyle in terms of concerts, travel, vintage cameras, cassette tapes etc.

Born in 1980-2000, this generation it what we call “90’s obsessed” where we watch the classic movies and play the Beatles cassette tape in our fathers’ old car. This generation is highly nostalgic so when it comes to antiques, they will to stay away from bigger items and find ones that are more reflecting their childhood memories.

Interesting enough, the love for antiques and the vintage old school vibes is bringing baby boomers and millennials together. Millennials are attracted to antiques for sentimental reasons and value durable materials as items used to be made locally instead of being mass produced in China.

Drive-in movies are a thing from the past that is highly mentioned in many blockbuster movies from the 90’s. Because of the connection to their childhood, millennials hunt for the drive in vibes. and as a result, these businesses are thriving from this love of what we call the vintage era.

Why Antique Markets Make The Best Photoshoot Location

When it comes to photography, there are many aspects involved. The type of camera, the lens, the extensive editing time and of course the amount of equipment. That being said, there is one thing many people forget – location. In this post, we are going to talk about the importance of place and the props involved in the photoshoot.

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Many great photographers like to bring their props and lug around different pounds of equipment. But why? Isn’t that more work? We think so too! We have a solution, and that solution is creating a great location at an Antique Market – especially the one here at Hanover.

Challenge yourself and head over to Hanover for a great photo shoot location. Here you find items to fit any theme for your photoshoot. It’s time to be different and make your portfolio stand out. Having an idea of what others have done already and putting your twist on it can but rewarding and land you more business in the future.

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If you’re not sure of the specific theme you want for your photoshoot location, try stopping by Hanover Flea Market for inspiration.

Discovering the Best Antique Markets on a Road Trip

Let’s face it – the internet is filled with many different articles about the best places to stop on a road trip outside Toronto. One thing we noticed though is how little antique/flea markets are featured on blogTO or Narcity.

So, how do you know you found a good Antique Market? Some of the things you should look for is the distance off the main road. When you are driving 3 hours north you don’t want to navigate too far off.

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Do your research! Often times we find customers are more pleased when they read our Google Reviews or find us on Waze. It’s important to have some idea of what the flea market can offer before taking an additional hour off your trip (trust us – you will definitely spend an hour browsing around).

Be spontaneous! Often times the best discoveries are those that you don’t plan ahead. This allows you to take in everything you see and the rich history that is associated with each item. People love things and when those things represent something (like your amazing road trip of summer 2018) it becomes sentimental. Here at Hanover this is the kind of feelings we want to create and share.

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So next time you decide to drive 3 hours north to Tobermory or the Bruce Peninsula make sure you bring your map (or download Waze) so you and your friends don’t miss the chance to make some great summer memories.