There's not much to tell, really. I've been a collector since I was five years old (I have one of those "Guess-what-Mom-did-to-my-baseball-card-collection" stories), and I started buying and selling antiques seriously in the 1990s. I worked in business journalism for about eight years, then at a software company, then at my church. I've been a full-time antiques dealer since about 2004. I don't have a storefront (which means, to you, that I don't have to factor retail rent, utilities, and employees into my cash offers). I operate out of a private warehouse in northeast St. Petersburg.
My business philosophy is simple: I have to eat, but I also have to sleep.
In other words, I will try to make a profit, but a reasonable one. I want long-term business relationships, enthusiastic referrals, and satisfied clients. Anything less is a loss.