Talk to your friends. About twenty years ago buying and subsequent selling of icons was quite lucrative. People, as a rule, private individuals, bought them, restored and further searches for a buyer. Talk to your friends, perhaps someone from their entourage will be interested in your offer.
Use the Internet. Place an ad online at special sites, where you can buy and sell used items. Review the offer to purchase icons. You will be able to contact multiple people or organizations, and to sell to the interested person the icon.
Sell the icon to the Church. For this we turn to the warden or Dean, be sure to show the icon to people imagined what was going on. However, there is one point – do not assume that the Church immediately accepts the offer, you can get a waiver.
Go to an antique shop. Here you'll find most interesting things, including old icons. The appraiser will examine your picture and call the price that a store is willing to offer. Do not rush to sell the icon immediately, go around a few more places to eventually sell the icon as advantageous as possible.
Go to the store icons. There are certain organizations that spetsializiruyutsya on the sale of icons. There is a high probability that your icon will buy it for a good amount.
Be careful not to fall into the hands of fraudsters. Before selling the icons, consult an independent appraiser to learn the real value of the painting. After all, the likelihood is high that you try to cheat by paying much less than market value. By the way, the appraiser can also advise you where to find a buyer, he may also order and purchase the icon.
Advice 2: How to decorate the icon
For the believer, the icon – an indispensable attribute of life. Icons illuminate the house, because the Christian home is a symbol of God's temple, and each temple has its sacred altar. In building this altar is the red corner with icons. They say that a house without images – without Windows. Here's what you should know and keep in mind when decorating your home icons.
The red corner is the most important and honorable place in the house. Here are the icons in the Shrine or the Shrine – special open Cabinet or shelf with lamp. The icons must necessarily be, it is not necessary to hang them. The Shrine must be made of wood. Often it is decorated with a special long and narrow woven towel made of homespun canvas – boncom that covers the icons on the top and sides, but does not close the faces depicted in the images of the saints. Bojnik at the ends were usually decorated with embroidery.
Another way to decorate the icon is Reese or salary. This trim decoration, covering the entire iconic Board on top of a layer of paint, but of individuals who are slots. Garments can be a gold, silver, brass, copper, sewn, beaded, decorated with enamel, coloured glass and a plush inside.
In the Church a lectern with the icon can be decorated with flowers. To do this, take a sheet of chipboard slightly larger than the icon, cut out this square sheet, sufficient to place the icons inside free space. Purchase a special floral oasis in the shape of a long bar in the tray that attach with screws to the particleboard. Then paste into an oasis of any suitable to the occasion flowers: roses, carnations or chrysanthemums.
Instead of particleboard, you can make a frame from wire and flowers and floral greens to fix without oasis tape. However, in this case, the flowers can quickly fade away. To protect the flowers from fading is possible in this way: wrap the roots with wet cloth and place it in the fingertip filled with water.