A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever

Volume II ‘A Beginner’s Guide to becoming an Antiques Dealer’

Non-Fiction - General
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 01/06/2023
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Author Biography

Having worked professionally in antiques retailing for 30 years at our high-end family-run business davidjpym.com , I felt it would be useful and interesting to write ‘A Beginner’s Guide to becoming an Antiques Dealer’. Critiqued as ‘unique in its genre’ and ‘compelling’ Volume I was released in 2013 providing general background information, rules and regulations, as well as product descriptions and tips and pointers on how to start a part or full-time antiques business.
It was, and still is, widely acclaimed and Volume II has followed in June 2022 providing further in-depth information of this fascinating and intriguing industry, designed to take the reader to the next level. Both Volumes and further editions are available to purchase on Amazon, Barnes Noble as well as many other platforms and High Street book retailers.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Doreen Chombu for Readers' Favorite

A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever by Christine Pym is the second installment in A Beginner’s Guide to Becoming an Antiques Dealer series. This volume covers topics on antique products and gives business tips and suggestions on how to run an antique store. Antique items vary in style and period. Christine Pym gives a detailed list of antique products and provides a brief history of how they were made, why they are unique, and their value estimates. Items discussed include clocks, mirrors, angel paintings and sculptures, guitars, and many more. The last section of the book lists business tips on ensuring quality before purchase, handling expenses, customer care and satisfaction, and more. Nothing is stopping you from becoming an antique dealer. Read A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever and take your first step into the industry.

The antique business allows you to deal with beautiful and rare items. A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever provides honest information about the business. This career choice is not for the faint-hearted; it requires determination and passion. I could tell from the writing that Christine Pym loves what she does. Antiques have historical significance and must be preserved for future generations. The book contains large and clear pictures of the antique items. The author not only talks about well-known antiques but also advises on maintaining items that can become valuable in the future. Antique items are a good investment. The earlier you learn about the value and beauty found in this industry, the better.