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JOIN THE Crowd

While many Farm Collector readers may use Facebook simply to post vacation photos and keep up with the grandkids, antique dealers know that buying and selling on this platform is not only good for your pocketbook, it takes the guesswork — and legwork — out of scoring farm collectibles with no hidden fees.

Facebook groups, which are free to create and join, offer a platform for like-minded collector enthusiasts. Garrett Balsick of Calhan, Colorado, says selling merchandise on Facebook rather than face-to-face has transformed his business, B/K Antiques, for the better.

A fifth-generation rancher, Garrett works as a loan officer at a local bank. In the evenings, while tending

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