Why is “Retro” Coming Back?

Aug 25 2017 - 7:17am
I have always loved the term “retro”. In the recent past, it was a throwaway term for some song or clothing that was old and out-of-date. “Oh, you’re so retro!” was the refrain. It wasn’t derogatory but it also wasn’t high praise. However, times sure are changing!  Now, thanks to hipsters “retro” is so in. From Herman Miller office chairs to restaurant condiment squeeze bottle sets, retro and things like “Mid-Century Modern” are all the rage. When we use the term “retro” what we mean is a style that consciously imitates trends, music, modes, fashions or attitudes of the past that no longer seem modern. As opposed to revivalism, also thought of as “unsentimental nostalgia,” retro creates a... more

Kersten's Antiques is Going Rogue!

Dec 16 2016 - 2:41pm
In a galaxy far far away (Mill Valley, California) in a distant time (1977) Star Wars began! Since its inception Star Wars has had a cult following, driving lifelong fans and new comers alike to seek interest in all things Star Wars. With the resurgence of the franchise, younger generations are becoming more interested in the 1970s collectibles as well as new generation memorabilia! So Kersten’s Antiques decided to dive in and explore the galaxy of Star Wars collectibles! Ever wonder what your Star Wars collectable is worth? Ever wonder how that value is assigned? Do you know where to go to buy them, sell them, or get tem appraised? Do you know how far 12 parsecs really is? All of the... more

Listing your antiques has never been easier

Jan 26 2016 - 1:41pm
Kersten’s Antiques offers many services for antique buyers, sellers and appraisers. In this blog, we are going to focus on how we can help you list and sell items that you no longer need or want.   At Kersten’s, we’ve made it easier than ever to reach potential buyers all over the world. Yes, the world! Our website gets a ton of visitors everyday, and they are looking to buy what you want to get rid of. And the best part is that we’ve made it extremely easy to connect with them.   The first step in becoming a seller on Kersten’s Antiques is buying a package. Our packages act as the gateway to all of the services we offer. The nice thing about our packages is you can buy as little or as much... more

'Tis the season

Nov 18 2015 - 4:05pm
It’s that time of the year again when the holidays start coming fast and furious. First with Thanksgiving, then Christmas and finally ushering in the New Year. Meaning it’s also the perfect time to pull out all the old, vintage and unique decorations that have been passed down from family members or even picked up at local antique stores.  During Thanksgiving, many people pull out their grandma’s antique glassware, platters and bowls. Reserved solely for that time of the year. There may also be older themed pieces of art and even family traditions going back many generations. Do you make homemade cranberry sauce? Or is your family strictly a jellied cranberry sauce family? The day after... more

Our first show was a success!

Nov 2 2015 - 2:55pm
The whole team and I had a great time recently at the International Appraisers Conference in Las Vegas. We learned a lot and met a lot of great people in the community. Being able to see our name all over and see people wearing our lanyards was an amazing experience. Most importantly, we signed up a lot of new Experts to help value your items. I could not be more proud of the Kersten’s Antiques Team. This event felt like a big success from day one! While at the event, we signed up 66 additional Experts to add to our site, giving us a total of over 100 Expert appraisers on our site. Which means even better selection and variety for you to choose from. We added Experts in many categories we... more

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