Steve Howard has been active in the antique business for the past 25+ years. In the 1980's Steve owned and operated an antique store in Los Altos, California. Shows have always been a big part of the business with up to 30 shows in a given year conducted in the Western United States.
In 1995, the auction catalogue business was established to provide Past Tyme Pleasures' customer base with quality antique advertising and broaden that customer base to a national level. This allowed a scale down of the amount of shows. The auction catalogue provides a service to those people in the antique profession as well as the individual collector in that entire collections or just individual pieces may be auctioned via Past Tyme Pleasures. Focus is on national advertising and promotion which generates lots of interest in the antique advertising being offered.
Two catalogue auctions are held annually in May and November. The consignor base and customer base is growing with each cataloque as well as the quality of antiques provided. "We try to make each catalogue auction fun and enjoyable for our customers, and our consignors are comfortable doing business with us".
Our mailing list is extensive with thousands of customers receiving full color announcements. Our catalogues feature each item in full color with expert descriptions. Our national advertising program utilizes both speciality and major antique publications throughout the year, including Hunting and Fishing Collectibles Magazine, Maine Antique Digest and Antiques and The Arts Weekly.
Our reputation for honesty and fair dealing is renowned and acknowledged by collectors and dealers alike.
OTHER SERVICES AND PRODUCTS
• Internet Sales and Private Sales
• Antique Appraisals
• Estate Services