Interviews james Gooch: Cool hunter
On today ‘s episode we are talking to an old-timer dealer whose endowment is more than antiques. James Gooch is a cool HUNTER. James left his career in movie to pursue his love for vintage treasures and antiques and created a theatrical performance – about cinematographic – antiques shop named Doe & Hope. He hasn ’ t left his first career wholly behind – he ’ s rented props to many popular movies and television receiver shows. Game of Throne fans don ’ metric ton geek out excessively much… But James supplied more than a few of these props. His storehouse has been voted one of the TOP 50 Antique and Vintage Shops in the UK by Homes & Antiques Magazine.
A cool hunter is person who identifies and sets future trends. When Toma Clark Haines, CEO of The Antiques Diva & Co and founder of Republic of Toma beginning met James at the Bath Decorative Antiques Show ( following the Antique Young Gun Awards in London months earlier ) she noticed he was a trailblazer. While every other booth in the fairly had painted furniture James ’ booth was black and moody. Filled with brown wood furniture – which at the time wasn ’ thymine popular – James went against the texture. Young and precisely starting out in the trade – James did what Toma calls “ the Gentrification of Antiques. ” Just like when artists move into a once less expensive region and make it hip – James Gooch made those classical dependable quality brown wood pieces cool again with his classifiable cinematographic dramatic style.
James talks about his on the job train in antiques. He worked in an antiques mall respective days a week while starting his own store. This gave him time to slowly build and finance his clientele.
He attributes one clandestine to his success as his ability to communicate. Starting from his web site – he writes a perfect about description for his store : Doe & Hope specialize in cosmetic, rare & strange antiques and fine art from around the world with a particular interest in the atmosphere that surrounds an object, taking a cinematic approach in the presentation of our inventory. Our house style is credibly good described as theatrical ; being a concoction of old money, dramatic cosmetic, and faded breeding, with common themes of both humour and the ghastly running through our stock, that includes both academic and playful objects. James shares his secret recipe on how to write the perfect product description for selling antiques. meanwhile his photography has a consistent palpate – which gives him a key signature stylus – and builds his post. James discusses his multi-prong sales overture.
At the center point in the podcast – James and Toma experience technical difficulties and their interview is cut off. They reconvene a few days late to discuss ANTIQUE SOURCING SECRETS. James explains that Buying Antiques is basically like Gambling. He shares 3 tips on what he as an old-timer dealer buys 1 ) Objects that change the climate of the room 2 ) Unrestored Items that tell a fib 3 ) And Stranger Things – the rare and the unusual.
James confesses that the strangest thing that ‘s passed through his workshop is a vampire slaying kit out which got stopped at customs in America and he had to explain what it was over the call. And Toma tells about her refusal to smuggle human remains from Belgium and doing some accidental human traffic. To close, Toma recaps how to be a Cool Hunter. First you need to have crazy curio, exquisite observation skills, intuition and self confidence. James reconfirms his status as a Cool Hunter by Forecasting the Antique Trends of the Future. In this edition of # AsktheShipper, Toma talks with Malcom Disson – Managing Director of The british Shop – about import taxes and duties : what are they and how much are they ? For antiques imported to the US, anything that is over 100 years old is release from duties when imported from the UK. however, you will have to pay taxes on your items. If shipped by sea, there are 3 things that make up the tax monetary value : 1 ) merchandise action tip, 2 ) customs alliance tip, and 3 ) harbor processing fee. These typically come to 1 % of the value of your items. Stay listening for an amazing special offer on your policy when you mention The Business of Antiques podcast with The british Shop. The Antiques Diva & Co : antique buying tours and sourcing services in 16 countries on 3 continents Antique Dealer Training Program : Antique principal train and mentorship & services for modern and experienced dealers Republic of Toma Business and Brand Consulting services : Consulting services for entrepreneurs helping you to clarify your vision of your business and how it fits in with your personal goals.
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