TIAS.com (http://www.tias.com) the Webs largest online antique and collectible mall released their monthly “Hot List” of Antiques & Collectibles. The TIAS “Hot List” has been published monthly since 2002. These monthly “Hot Lists” are based on hundreds of thousands of searches by people using the online search engines at the indicated Web sites.
This month’s list includes August and September of 2009. This will also allow you to see how categories have shifted position from month to month.
Keep in mind that these searches are what people were looking for, not necessarily what they were buying. In many cases, people will search for items when they are just trying to determine a value of a specific item that they have in their possession.
Here are the top ten search words used at http://www.TIAS.com. This site specializes in offering a broad range of antiques and collectibles:
5. Cookie Jars
6. Die Cut
4. Die Cut
6. Cookie Jars
Here are the top ten search words used at http://www.AntiqueArts.com . This site specialized in “high end” Antiques and Art:
9. White Ironstone
Past hot lists can now be viewed online in the TIAS Newsletter archives, just search for “Hot List” at http://www.tias.com/newsletter
TIAS serves approximately 170,000 unique customers a day. About 500 merchants sell through the TIAS system, listing well over 650,000 items for sale online. The company has been building profitable e-commerce systems for merchants who sell antiques and collectibles since 1995.
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