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Fresh Stock - Interesting Stock - Stock That's Never Been On The Market
Welcome to our new 'antiques, collectables and all sorts of other stuff warehouse':
First the good news:
Our Gala Opening on the weekend of Friday 8th went off with a big bang, lots of compliments about the warehouse and displays etc. The Internet site also went off with a big bang, crashing on the first day because of too many visitors - some 45,000 photos were opened in just 24 hours! That is ASTONISHING, but we now have a lot of satisfied customers and we're busy packing and sending all over Australia.
This is an actual warehouse : Big, bold and beautiful. The main purpose of the warehouse is to have somewhere safe for people to go who want to dispose of all or part of their collections, and to be able to do so in confidence, and at the same time have somewhere for those who are still collecting to find items that have never been on the open market and to be able to buy them with confidence. Both sides can do this because we guarantee that every item in the warehouse is correctly described (including any faults) and each carries a 'money back guarantee' in that regard. We also handle every sale personally, including packing and shipping from the warehouse Australia wide - and that includes furniture too. This means that if you're a buyer you deal with us and we take care of everything for you. If you're a seller you deal directly with us and we find buyers for you.* Plus! Every item in the warehouse is very reasonably priced.
Now some good and bad news combined:
On Sunday 10th March my wife of 51 years, June (we were at school together), went into hospital for open heart surgery, a really horrible operation that was entirely successful but which will lay her low for a few months and that has several long term recriminations. The major problem we're facing is that I can no longer travel throughout Australia to compile our Price Guides and June won't be able to work on them for the foreseeable future. That means that I can't continue with our publishing business. So, after 31 'interesting' years, we're closing it down forever as of now. I'm sorry to tell you that the end of our era has come and there will be no more books from us*
SO! here's the good part for you
We're clearing ALL stocks at stupid prices – EVERY major Price Guide in stock at $20 each, and some other books for even less. It's first come first served, so get in early.
Go to www.alancarterpublications.com.au and click onto the 'Goodbye Forever Price Guide Sale' to see the full range of mad discounts.
Now for the 'New Goods':
Alan Carter's Warehouse is already a success and we have a queue of individual collections getting ready to come in, including clocks, microscopes, swords and bayonets, ceramics, glass and furniture. Right now, just a few days after opening, there are lots and lots of new items both in the warehouse and on our site. They're all fresh stock – interesting stock – stock that’s never been on the market before. Take a look to see if there’s anything that takes your fancy.
PLUS! And this is entirely new:
We're adding a section called 'PRIVATE SALES' for anybody who wants to use our site to sell collectables and antiques to our many thousands of customers. You can have any number of items put on the site for you. Click onto the "How To Sell" section.
I'd like to take this opportunity to say "Thank you" for all the support we've had over 3 decades for everything we've tried to do to bring enjoyment to the world of antiques and collectables (and which we'll continue to do). *Please note that the closure of our publishing arm does not in any way affect our daughters' magazine Antiques and Collectables for Pleasure & Profit
When can you visit us in person ?
Open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10am to 5pm. We'll be there at other times by appointment - just give us a call. There's no obligation to buy.