People who collect glass objects usually specialize in only a few types of glass art. Some may collect antique glass vases and paperweights. They may not be particularly interested in newer creations, but that does not mean they cannot spot a great piece when they see it. Today's online world makes it easier than ever for collectors to help each other find the perfect pieces for their collections. Social media pages, email, phones that take pictures and video all contribute to the ease of sharing in the modern world.
The online world has made networking easier than ever before. Texting with pictures is a fast way to ask a collector if a piece is worthy of being added to their collection. While authentication cannot be done over the phone, it helps to get a start on the process. The old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words is certainly a help in this case. An expert can look at a picture of a piece and at least tell whether or not it merits further consideration.
Trading online pictures and information means that two collectors can get to know each other and never come face to face. Their online presence over time will add value to their collections and their shared passion. They can meet at specified times and online platforms to chat about what is new in the world of glass art and what pieces are coming up for sale. They can be widely separated or just across town and still help each other find great pieces.
Networking for collectors is a wonderful way to share information on upcoming art sales. If a person is interested in a piece they've seen on a site that is across the world, they can contact a trusted online friend to go see the piece in person. Having this ability means collectors can extend their reach and add the pieces they want without the expense of world travel. They now have a format that is uniquely suited to fulfill their needs to see a piece without their physical presence.