Antiques & Fine Art – The New Market During the Financial Storm

Daryle Lambert’s 31 Club Blog

Every day, there’s more bad news about plummeting stock prices, the spiking foreclosure rate, and about the high price of gas and food causing many financial hardships. However, this financial climate has created the perfect storm for those of us working in the antiques, collectibles and fine art markets, particularly those of us who are working the 31 Club Plan.

The 31 Club Plan is the plan I wrote about in my book, 31 Steps to Your Millions in Antiques & Collectibles, published just last year.

Those of us working this plan are looking to profit substantially by locating and purchasing rare and valuable antique treasures to re-sell to collectors and the world’s wealthy. We work this market because we’re looking to build our financial futures, but find the traditional ways, like the stock markets and company 401K’s, just don’t seem to be doing what we need them to do.

We’ve discovered that there’s a limitless amount of money that can be made in the antique and fine art industry, so we’re getting ourselves up to speed. Many of us were already antique lovers, but some members are just now beginning to appreciate these fine items.

We’re learning, having fun, and meeting great people as we build college funds for our kids, and aim to have enough retirement money to live well, and not just get by. Our members each have their own personal financial goals, and they set their path accordingly. Right now, while the markets might be taking a beating, the higher end of the antique and fine art markets are still a blazing fire. This is where we want to be, and this is what we get educated about at the 31 Club.

By working in the high end of the antique and fine art markets, along with the plan I’ve laid out in my book, you will discover that trading in the kinds of tangible goods sought after by the world’s wealthy will be the path that sets you and your family financially free.

But, first ask yourself if you consider yourself trainable and are okay with doing some hard work. You’ll need to be both.

At the 31 Club, we’re educating ourselves to recognize and locate these high quality items. We’re using specific strategies for buying, selling, and growing profits. And we’re doing it all in the Antique, Fine Art, and Collectible Markets. When we follow this disciplined approach, well – quite frankly we’ll find that people will be counting us among the world’s wealthy.

Right now during this perfect storm, I’ve seem more estate sales advertised then I can possibly attend. I’m certain that antique items that have not seen the light of day in decades will likely turn up, as people sell off their valuables for cash.

In my book, I’ve done my best to lift the veil of secrecy that pervades this business, so that anyone can gain access to it. And when it comes to making money, the simple truth is this:

Money is made buying and selling, not sitting in an investment account or a piece of property. A planned approach to buying low, selling high, keeping your money turning and compounding will enable you to accumulate more cash than your banker or your broker will ever get for you. All in the Antiques, Collectible and Fine Art Markets.

Most 31 Club Members a begin with a $100 purchase in the antique, collectibles and fine art markets, and continue to grow their money from this initial investment. That’s the 31 Club Plan. I’ve laid it out in my book, and I Blog everyday to help educate you. Members e-mail me and call me for guidance. Some of our members are making more progress than they ever thought possible. If you’re new to this blog, stick around and take a look at our archives. We think this is the place you’ll want to hang your hat. And if you’re already a member, let this serve as a reminder to continue on the path.

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Daryle Lambert: Live a Funded Life


What’s your number? No, not your phone number, but what’s the number in dollars that you will personally need in order to finance your life during your golden years? After you’ve paid to send the kids to college, that is.
Oh, you don’t have money to send the kids to college? Sure, you can jump through the hoops to try and get grants, the kids can try to get scholarships, and heck — they can even get their own loans. You could get lucky and win the lottery. But, I’m asking you this: If you knew of a way to have enough money to send the kids to college and have enough money to live a funded life during your golden years, would you want to know what that way is? Wouldn’t you want pursue it?
“Well, Daryle, what’s that got to do with Antiques, Collectibles and Fine Art?” Everything!
You see, in the Antiques, Collectibles and Fine Art Markets, making money to stash away for your golden years is so much more effective than anything else. I swear it’s true. I’ve been in the financial securities business. I know how it works. You’ll make the money a whole lot quicker in these market than your banker or stock broker could ever make for you in the financial markets. And you’ll have a lot more fun.
Now, it won’t happen overnight. I’m not talking about getting rich quick. But it will happen faster than it does in the stock and bond markets when you follow a plan.That’s what my book, 31 Steps to Your Millions in Antiques & Collectibles is all about. That’s what the 31 Club is all about.
We are all working diligently at accumulating a stash of cash, buying, selling and reinvesting right here in the greatest market around — the Antiques, Collectibles, and Fine Art Markets. We’re meeting wonderful and interesting people, learning more than we thought possible, and we’re having loads of fun doing it.
The plan we work with is right in the book, and the help you get to follow it is through the 31 Club. My staff and I are working the plan right along with our readers. And we’re showing a 7,500% return on our initial investment right now– only 8 months into it. And we still have a few items in inventory awaiting sale for even more cash. We’ll use that to fund our next buys.
I show you how to do all this in my book. Then, I continually guide those members of the 31 Club who call me. I show you how you could be assured of living a funded life by working with this plan. For those of you who are sitting on the fence, only reading the Blog day in and day out — What on earth are you waiting for?
Who buys the book and becomes a member? We have young, old, wealthy, and just getting by. We have those who are almost broke, broke, widows, widowers, singles, divorced, in middle school and in college. We have people from all walks of life and professions. There are seasoned antique dealers and people who’ve never known a lick about antiques in their life.

But we have one common insight: We all know it’s going to take a lot of dollars to continue to live well anywhere in the world. We have one common thread: The desire to learn and be active in directing our lives. We have one common goal: To live a funded life, and have fun getting there. Who will fund your life?

Learn about Antiques & Collectibles and Learn How to Invest in Antiques & Collectibles. We use a wealth building plan to get the most out of buying and selling that will help you accumulate enough wealth to last a lifetime. Join the 31 Club. When you join today, you’ll receive my 200 page book, 31 Steps to Your Millions in Antiques & Collectibles, FREE.

“…I spent about 15 years in the antiques and collectible field
and I can tell you this is one of the best books you will ever
read about making money with art, antiques and collectibles.”

Skip McGrath, Auction Seller’s Resources & EBay Powerweller

“It has been a great pleasure knowing Daryle for more than
10 years. I share his excitement in releasing this book. He is
a man of his word.”
Riley Humler, Cincinnati Art Galleries
Consultant, Antique RoadShow

Want to read more about the 31 Club? Read an article here. If you haven’t yet had a chance to see what we’ve got listed in the 31 Gallery & Marketplace, click on over and take a look. You might even find a real bargain. We’ve got many high quality items priced reasonably. If you have a high quality piece you’d like us to find a buyer for, why not consign your item to us. No high fees when you sell with us.Go to Our Homepage.

Art Investment Returns 11 Times its Purchase Price – Harvey Joiner Painting


The auction in Evansville ended yesterday, and I was able to get some figures on how the 31 Gang’s pieces did. The Harvey Joiner portrait we bought for an incredibly low price made us 11 times our investment, however, even at that, it didn’t sell at what I thought it could. Whoever purchased it got themselves an excellent buy from a terrific artist. Now, with the auction behind us, as well as 2007, I’d like to offer a little background to our new members and Blog readers, as well as update the 31 staff’s investment goals for 2008.In June, 2007, our company released my book about building substantial wealth using the antiques, collectibles and art markets as investment vehicles. In 31 Steps to Your Millions in Antiques & Collectibles, we propose an investment strategy based upon proven financial principles. At that time, the staff and I decided to walk the talk. Using the principles I speak of in the book, we set up a bank account with $100. From there, we aimed to demonstrate to our readers, that this $100 could be grown into an account worth millions, over time, simply buying and selling antiques, collectibles and fine art. In mid-October, about 120 days later, we released a news story announcing a gain on our $100 of 5,000%. At that time, I stated our next goal would be to begin the new year with a 20,000% gain, or $20,000, all from that initial $100

Well, here we are, and while we did not meet the challenge of building $20,000 in six month’s time, we do show a gain of 7,500% — or $7,500 including a couple small items awaiting sale. So is the glass half full, or half empty?

Being the optimist I am, I see it as half full. When I first showed my plan to people, they said it was too good to be true. ”People don’t listen to get rich quick schemes,” is what I heard. But this isn’t a get rich scheme. And, I will let you be the judge after you study our figures.

Some might say that we didn’t achieve the goals we set for ourselves, however I say we exceeded it in a tremendous fashion. You see, if we had completed only the minimum required in our book, “31 Steps to Your Millions in Antiques and Collectibles” and fulfilled the suggested goals for six months, we would have been satisfied with $200 in six month’s time. Instead, we have $7,500. All from a single crisp one hundred dollar bill. I wonder how much I’d have earned in interest had I left this hundred dollars in my banker’s care — or even my broker’s care for that matter.

In the book, I suggest readers invest, at the very minimum, $100, and go through a buy/sell cycle every six months to build wealth. This is enough for you to grow substantial wealth if you stay on schedule while not altering how you live your life right now. Two cycles made each year, done according to the criteria stated in the book should result in a gain of 400% at the end of year one. Now, an account worth $400 might not seem like a stellar account to have, but when you keep up the pace, let’s say for five years, you’d have built an account worth at least $100,000. Just imagine what the figures look like when you continue building each successive year. How about, after 7 years of working this way, having an account worth over $1, 500,000? Why stop now when you might have over three million dollars, if you did it for just one more year?

We at the 31 Club did more buy/sell cycles than the minimum amount suggested in the book. We chose to put our efforts on turbo charge, and in doing so, after six months ended up with $7,500 rather than the $200 we’d have doing the minimum. If we could make 5 more buy/sell cycles in 2008, we could very possibly end up with an account worth $240,000 at the end of 2008. And naturally, we’ll continue to keep you posted on our progress.

Not resting on our laurels, we have already committed to the purchase of several paintings that we have estimated could very well triple our account in the next 90 days. Remember, the purpose of what we want to achieve can only happen if we continue to spend the money in our account. Any money that is sitting idle in the account for any period of time is really a dead weight on the progress that we wish to obtain. This doesn’t mean that we should use our money unwisely, but it does mean that you we should be on a constant hunt for items which meet our criteria. We’re also beginning to purchase more rare and valuable items. We don’t want to be spending our time trying to unload a bunch of common items that will create busy work for us. Listing small inexpensive items is not productive or profitable. Rare and more valuable items sell quickly and won’t tie up funds we’ll need to make our next purchases.

It’s my hope that others are going to soon wake up and realize that this is a new way of thinking and the 21st century way of working this market. Having “the millionaire mindset,” as Cindy would say. This story can be about you. But, like driving a car, until you turn the key and step on the accelerator, you won’t go anywhere. Joining 31 Club will be the key that turns on your car. If you already have the key, what’s keeping you from hitting the accelerator?

I am so sure that you can change your life with the program outlined in my book if you apply the principles. I will pledge myself to mentor your steps until you have completed your journey to success.

You might soon be hearing about the successes in the 31 Club, but by then, I hope you will have completed several steps of your own plan. The stage is set. Rev up your engines and hit the throttle.

This is personal wealth building for the 21st century at its finest.
—Daryle
Discover how our book can be the tool that helps you become financially free buying and selling antiques, collectibles and fine art the 21st century way.Be sure to visit our web site for more information about how you can join the 31 Club Wealth Building and start your own race to your millions! Read more about The Million Dollar Challenge.

If you haven’t yet had a chance to see what we’ve got listed in the
31 Gallery & Marketplace, click on over and take a look. You might even find a real bargain. We’ve got many high quality items priced reasonably. If you have a high quality piece you’d like us to find a buyer for, why not consign your item to us. No high fees when you sell with us. Contact us here.

Economy Bad? Antiques and Art Markets Thriving

The Stock Market was down 250 points yesterday, unemployment rose to 5 %, plus housing sales were the worst in sixteen years. Time to panic, right? Not so fast. This might very well be the best time to be in our business — buying and selling Antiques, Collectibles and Fine Art. In fact, it might even be the best time I’ve seen in the past ten years. With all this bad news circulating on every news channel, how can that be? Let’s examine some facts to find out.
Higher unemployment means more people will be selling some of their possessions. That is good for us.The stock market might plunge and investors might need to get some quick money to meet their margin calls. I’ve certainly seen it before in my days owning a securities firm. If you’re not familiar with the stock market terminology, a margin call is when a person borrows from the brokerage house to buy more stock than there is money in their account to pay for this purchase. As the price of their stocks go down the brokerage house makes the investor put more money up so that the brokerage company doesn’t assume risk for the customer. Where will this money come from? Perhaps artwork and other antiques? It’s a good way to raise capital quickly.

Houses are being foreclosed or sold off, and either way, Antiques, Collectibles and Fine Art, more likely than not, will be coming to the market as people try to resolve some of their financial stresses. Again, these events can be times of great opportunity for us. So let’s be on the lookout and scout out these situations.

As you begin to understand the 31 Club plan, you come to realize that you won’t be hurt even if all other markets go south. How can that be? In part, this plan works on the spread between what you buy something for and what you can sell it for. With a very short time span between the time you buy and then sell, the market will have a very short time to move against you, and the spread that you’ve built into your purchase price should more than protect your profit. Combining this component with the compounding strategy, you will produce amazing cash results for yourself.

If you’ve been reading our Blogs, and you haven’t yet joined us, why not? Our charter member fee is ridiculously low right now. But that’s not going to last too much longer. Join today and become a charter member. You’ll get in for next to nothing and not ever have to pay a renewal fee. Plus you’ll get the 220 page book that shows the plan, plus tons of insider trade secrets that only the most seasoned professionals know. Click here to join us.

It is hard for most people to believe, but hard economic times create the perfect time to make the most money for those with the knowledge. An important part of our plan is having cash and being able to buy. These funds will be cash that you’ve created working the 31 Club plan.( We never borrow a dime from a bank or anyone else.) In bad markets, more things come to the marketplace to be sold. Since you’ll only be buying the best, there will always be people waiting in line to buy your treasures all over the globe.

When someone needs to sell and you have the cash to buy, it’s usually a done deal. That’s why “Cash is King.” We teach our members strategic buying and selling, not buying everything in sight that might produce a minimal profit. It’s in the strategic buying and selling of only the finest and highest quality items that real cash will be produced and put you in the position to be “King.”

As your buying account grows according to the growth plan we’ve laid out, the balance in this account can become quite large. Once you’ve made your next planned buy, then quickly sold it, you’ll have an even greater amount to go on to your next buying/selling cycle. You can learn about our strategy and all about buying/selling cycles by becoming a member, here.

I have also found that in hard times the chances of purchasing multiple items increases, because people are trying to raise capital. You could always make a better deal for yourself when you are buying more than one item from a seller. If sellers have multiple items, your chance to make a great deal increases tremendously. And if you need help negotiating, we’re just a phone call away.
I have told many of you that the months leading up to the elections should hold great opportunities for us. There is much uncertainty and nervousness, and there will continue to be until November. Happy Hunting.
If you’re looking for the pathway to reach your goals with antiques, collectibles and fine art, the 31 Club can be the venue that will give you the nuts and bolts for successfully buying, selling and profiting in the 21st Century Marketplace. Join us today and rub shoulders with like-minded people.
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