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Mark Mason

Q: How long have you been in the antique business?

A: 21 years .

Q: What are your favorite things to buy and sell?

A: Silver plate, crystal, and cottage antiques.

Q: Do you have any personal collections? What are they?

A: Fiestaware, silver plate, old bottles, white English ironstone, and cottage antiques.

Q: What is your most prized antique possession and where is it from?

A: They are all prized. I have antiques from all over the country and also some from England.

Q: What items do you never pass up when shopping for your booth? What do you walk by?

A: Never pass up good silver plate, stemmed crystal, or ironstone. I walk by junk and Beanie Babies!!!

Q: What's something you passed on at the time, but now wish you'd bought – the "one that got away," so to speak?

A: Nothing that I can think of. If I want it badly enough, I buy it!

Q: What is your favorite antique era and why?

A: Late 1800s through the 1920s. I love the style and the intricacy of the items of those eras.

Q: What items do you look for when shopping for your booth?

A: Good silver plate, crystal, and interesting/unique sets of glasses and goblets

Q: Can you give our readers an antique shopping tip?

A: Buy it when you see it; never leave it and think you will go back tomorrow, as it may be gone and there won’t be another one!

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