The recently released book, Selling Dead Peoples Things, is a wry, behind-the-curtain peek into the world of antiques and their obsessive owners, while still alive and after their passing.
New Memoir On Antiques Business, "Selling Dead People's Things," Released
An amusing observer of the human condition, author Duane Scott Cerny entertains in 25 life illuminating, scary, sad, or frightfully funny resale tales and essays.
You just cant say to the bereaved, Im sorry for your loss, but are those crucifixes for sale? (Well, you can, but its how you say it.)
Whether processing the estate of a hoarding beekeeper, disassembling the retro remains of an infamous haunted hospital, or conducting an impromptu appraisal during a shiva gone disturbingly wrong, every day is a twisted treasure hunt for this 21st century antiques dealer.
While digging deep into the basements, attics, and souls of the most interesting collectors imaginable, traveling from one odd house call to the curious next, resale predicaments will confound the readers every turn.
The book includes over 25 true tales of a veteran antiques dealer, chronicling countless house calls, valuations, treasure hunts, and more. Insight on the multi-billion dollar business that is resale and why brick and mortar retail isnt dead, despite what others may perceive.
For more information, visit www.sellingdeadpeoplesthings.com.