Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Antique Industry: A New Wind is Blowing Called 31 Club

The Antique and Fine Art Industry has always been run by one standard: Me First. That’s why it has always been so secretive. When I wrote my book, “31 Steps to Your Millions in Antiques & Collectibles”, I did so with one desire in mind – to break the unnecessary secrecy by sharing what I know to help others prosper as I have prospered.

I truly believe that when we invest our time in the welfare of others and help them to prosper, God sees to it that the wind of prosperity comes back to us, whether it shows itself monetarily or by prosperity in spirit, or both. My staff and I have dedicated ourselves, from our hearts, to help others prosper in the best way we are able. Our collective talents gave birth to the 31 Club. In a way, 31 Club is a like ministry. Call it the Ministry of Antiques & Fine Arts if you want. but here at 31 Club, we do things differently than most others.

How are we different? Let me count the ways.

For starters, we encourage personal relationships and we cultivate relationships with our members and business associates. That’s just how we live our lives. We aim to be like a second family. Members can call us about anything; business or personal. And if there’s a struggle in their lives, we particularly encourage them to call us during the struggle.

On the business side, we’re different as well. I’ve come to realize that this difference begins from my farming roots in Kentucky. Back then, the family farms formed a combine so together we could all have the best chance to prosper. That’s how we intend to run the 31 Club. By revealing industry information that can help members work smarter and by sharing who and what we know for everyone's mutual benefit. We hope you'll share who and what you know as well.

We also believe the fees at various sales venues in this industry have gotten completely out of hand. Something’s not right when businesses profit from your final selling price as if they were equal owners of your items. I’ve written about this topic in previous blogs, so if you missed it, I've linked it below.

When members want to sell items in the 31 Gallery & Marketplace, they’ll find the lowest fees in the industry. We believe you should keep more of the money you make on your own items. Non-members will find our consignment fees to be lower than anywhere else, and collectors and dealers and will find very fair prices in our Gallery & Marketplace.

Now it’s your turn to add to our 31 Club. I know it’s been a long time in coming, but Jeremy has hooked up our 31 Panel of Experts and the Specialty Auction List on the Members Only side of our site. Our panel of experts are being connected, and you will be able to personally contact them for additional information and for their expert opinion in the area you need. I ask you to drop me an e-mail and let me know what area of the industry you’d like to see an expert available to you, whether it be Asian Ceramics or 19th Century English Paintings. Antiquities or Antique Musical Instruments. Also, let us also know what items you already own. Here’s the e-mail form. Just write “Panel of Experts” in the subject.

When you have an item that might be best to sell at auction, take a look at our Specialty Auction List to help you make that decision. This list is also on the Members Only side of the site. Contact these auction houses and let them know we referred you. No, we won’t be expecting a referral fee for this from either you or the auction house once your item sells. Rather, we hope to secure better pricing for you when you use anyone from our list. See if anyone else in the industry is willing to do that.

I hope you are beginning to see how people will take notice of us as we grow.

If any of you have any other suggestions for our club, please send them to us at with “Club Suggestions” written in the Subject line.


Buyers -- buy high quality items for fair prices at 31 Gallery and Marketplace.

Sellers -- sell your high quality items for low fees at 31 Marketplace and Gallery.

Treasure Hunters -- partner up with 31 Club on high quality treasures you find. You find, we buy, we sell, you net 35%.

Our Members are Newbies to Seasoned Dealers, making more money than they thought possible. Join Daryle Lambert's 31 Club, today.

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