Here are the Top Ten "Antiques" Lane" Listing Errors:
10. Listing very new, designer-type goods under the assumption that if an item bears a high-end designer name like Louis Vuitton or Lalique, then it is alright to list that item as if "antique"
9. Listing items of high value in this Lane on the assumption that if an item is of high value, then it is acceptable to list it as an "antique" regardless of actual age.
8. Listing items that are marriages of previously unrelated pieces, greatly modified items, whose original nature is entirely changed from their original state, or artisan-type items composed of antique parts.
7. In order to be able to list enough items to be featured within the Antiques Lane, adding unrealistic prices to items that may be able to qualify as to age but which normally would be unable to meet the minimum price point.
6. Listing contemporary reproductions or fakes and representing them as antique in age.
5. Listing items without complete item descriptions, with inadequate descriptions, or with inaccurate descriptions.
4. Listing items with poor quality photos or insufficient images to show item details.
3. Listing marked items without showing a photo of the maker's mark. Regardless of the type of item, if it bears a mark then an photo of that mark must be shown if it is listed within the Antiques Lane. If a photo of the mark cannot be shown then the item should be listed in the Vintage Collectibles (when appropriate), where a photo of the mark is not a requirement.
2. Using vague date ranges when listing in this Lane. If an item cannot be definitively dated to 100 or more years in age, it cannot be listed in the Antiques Lane.
And the number one error when listing items in the Antiques Lane is:
1. Misuse of period terms, such as Georgian or Victorian in reference to items not specifically made during those eras.