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Antique Business News #21 January 2005
Antique Business News #21 January 2005
Online marketing tips for Antique Merchants,
Auctioneers and Antique Show Promoters.

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--In This Issue of ABN--
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1. 2004 Antique & Collectible market in review
2. Top 30 searches for antique & collectibles for 2004
3. Top 20 categories by number purchased for 2004
4. Top 20 categories by dollars spent in 2004
6. Helpful Resource List.
7. Questions? Comments? Ideas?
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1) 2004 online Antique & Collectible market in review
We've put together some interesting data for you in this issue, based
on antiques and collectibles sold from over 800 different online antique
& collectibles shops in 2004. Enjoy!
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2) Top 30 searches for antique & collectibles for 2004
The top 30 list is based on millions of online searches that were
conducted by customers visiting antique and collectible related Web
sites that are hosted by TIAS.com Inc. This year's list also includes a
comparison with the 2003 searches. Here are the 30 most requested
online search terms for 2004.

1. Avon - up from #3 in 2003
2. Depression glass - up from # 8 in 2003
3. Cookie jar - up from #6 in 2003
4. Carnival glass - up from #18 in 2003
5. Fenton - up from #13 in 2003
6. Milk glass - up from #29 in 2003
7. Roseville - same as 2003
8. McCoy - down from #4 in 2003
9. Dolls - down from #1 in 2003
10. Pyrex - up from #14 in 2003
11. Limoges - down from #10 in 2003
12. Teapot - down from #9 in 2003
13. Nippon - up from #22 in 2003
14. Chairs - up from #25 in 2003
15. Fire king - New to list
16. Mirrors - New to list
17. Bottles - up from #21 in 2003
18. Desks - New to list
19. Staffordshire - New to list
20. Lamps - down from #11 in 2003
21. Tables - up from #27 in 2003
22. Books - down from #15 in 2003
23. Vases - down from #12 in 2003
24. Hummels - New to list
25. Plates - down from #2 in 2003
26. Clocks - down from #24 in 2003
27. China (as in China and Dinnerware) - down from #5 in 2003
28. Tiffany - New to list
29. Pottery - down from #20 in 2003
30. Barbie - New to list
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3) Top 20 categories by number purchased for 2004
Here are the top 20 categories of antiques and collectibles purchased
online by customers visiting antique and collectible related Web sites
that are hosted by TIAS.com Inc. in 2004. This first list ranks popular
categories based on the volume of items purchased within each category.
As an example, more pieces of collectible jewelry were sold online than
collectible comics, in 2004.

1) Jewelry
2) Comics
3) China_and_Dinnerware
4) Glass
5) Advertising
6) Miscellaneous
7) Kitchen_Collectibles
8) Resources_and_Supplies
9) Porcelain_and_Pottery
10) Vintage_Clothing
11) Paper_and_Ephemera
12) Coins_and_Currency
13) Books
14) Vintage_Sewing
15) Holiday_and_Seasonal
16) Figurines
17) Toys
18) Dolls
19) Textiles
20) Memorabilia
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4) Top 20 categories by dollars spent in 2004
Here are the top 20 categories of antiques and collectibles sold online
in 2004, based on dollar volume. The following list is based on how
much money was spent by customers who bought antiques and
collectibles over the past year. As an example, more money was spent
by customers buying collectible comics than jewelry in 2004.

1) Comics
2) Jewelry
3) Furniture_and_Accessories
4) Glass
5) Porcelain_and_Pottery
6) China_and_Dinnerware
7) Vintage_Clothing
8) Resources_and_Supplies
9) Miscellaneous
10) Militaria
11) Kitchen_Collectibles
12) Dolls
13) Advertising
14) Figurines
15) Textiles
16) Books
17) Toys
18) Memorabilia
19) Clocks_and_Watches
20) Holiday_and_Seasonal
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Helpful Resource List
1. Bulletin board to discuss online marketing
http://www.auctionbytes.com/forum/phpBB/viewforum.php?forum=15&132

2. Online archive of past ABN newsletters and the "Subscribe to ABN" Link.
You can also use this links to send a friend a copy of this newsletter.
http://www.tias.com/abn

3. Check the link popularity of your Web site at:
http://www.marketleap.com/publinkpop/
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Questions? Comments? Ideas?
We want to hear from you. Send your email to ABN@tias.com
If you have a marketing idea that we publish here, we'll send you
a free nifty, pocket tape measure and magnifier. Take a look at:
http://pages.tiasexchange.com/7283/PictPage/1920895801.html
One per customer.
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use the link in the "Helpful Resource List" shown above. Please note
that stories and other information from readers may not be checked for
accuracy and may be edited prior to publication. 1995-2005 TIAS.com Inc.

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