I have always been a collector. From baseball cards, stamps and coins in my youth to art, pottery, ceramics and quirky odds and ends in my adult life, collecting has been my hobby.
I have found however that the more objects I collect the more I accumulate and that leaves me less room to continue my collecting.
So, in 1999 I developed this web site, The Local Merchant, in order to share the things I have found with others, sell an item now and then, and clear some room so I can continue to collect.
I attend auctions and estate sales frequently and enjoy seeing the collections of things that others find interesting and valuable. When I find items that interest me, at a price I am willing to pay, I buy them and add to my collection.
Every time I add an item to my collection. I also add an item from my collection to TheLocalMerchant. The items here are all items I have been happy to own and display.
I hope you will enjoy browsing and if you find something you like, I hope you will buy it and give it a new home.