If you like to buy or sell antiques and similar unique items, there's a Facebook page for people just like you, based in Abilene. 'Abilene Antique Trader' is a closed group site dedicated to the buying, selling and trading of old, antique, collectible or unique items. 

The new site has just over 2,000 members (as of 7/22/14), and features a lot of variety. If you're looking for antique furniture, there's plenty available. Some restored, and others still requiring work to be brought back to life. So, if you're looking for a piece to fit into your living room today, or interested in a weekend project, Abilene Antique Trader is a good place to look.

If you're looking for oddball things that you just won't find anywhere else, conversations pieces to display in your home, or something that reminds you of your childhood like this old console stereo, Abilene Antique Trader is a good place to look.


A visit to the site is like a trip down memory lane for me. I came across a Remington Skylark portable typewriter that was very similar to the one my family had when I was growing up. I remember using it to help me read, write and spell when I was a kid, and think it would be a cool (and pretty much indestructable) thing to have around the house for my kids to learn from.


This site probably isn't going to satisfy the shopper who is looking for amazing deals on everything and anything. There are other Facebook pages for that, like Abilenee Swap Meet. Abilene Antique Trader is specialized, and that's the way it was intended to be. It's definitely worth taking a moment each day to see the new items posted on the site.

If you've tried unsuccessfully to sell antiques at yard sales or online sites like CraigsList or eBay, you should definitely consider posting a photo of your items on this site.