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.
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".
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.
reputation for honesty and fair dealing is renowned and acknowledged
by collectors and dealers alike.
SERVICES AND PRODUCTS
Internet Sales and Private Sales