Antique art meets nightmare Buyer
We sold a dreamy framed print of Pharaoh’s Horses on eBay. My husband remembers seeing it on the wall in his grandparent’s parlor when he was young, and we were hoping to find someone who would treasure it, which we did … but first came a nightmare eBayer.
Hubby photographed the art for eBay and packed it for mailing: two of the five scary steps to selling on eBay:
- Photograph item,
- Write item description for listing,
- Package and weigh item for shipping,
- List item with proper information and photos,
- Ship sold item securely to Buyer.
Selling on eBay with fingers crossed
Even before my nightmare saga, we had misgivings concerning the pitfalls of selling online due to the drama of mailing fragile antiques.
The frame had a delicate gessoed border. The wood frame had a fragile veneer. And the rolled, antique glass was fragile. Hubby cut round foam spacers for the inset glass and customized the packing materials for travel into the great unknown, the postal system.