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Avoid 3 Mistakes Selling Antiques

Avoid 3 Mistakes Selling Antiques

Are you not getting top dollar when selling antiques because you reveal too much? Did someone tell you that your antique has no value and you made the mistake believing them? Are you advertising the wrong information and potentially setting yourself up for theft? See how to avoid these antiques selling mistakes.


Olympic Collectibles Tips

Olympic Collectibles Tips
Trying to sell your Olympic collectibles or wondering what yours are worth? Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori reveals her three tips on what items sell for the highest dollar. She reveals tips on the Olympic items to buy at that yard sale and flea market.

3 Mistakes Reading Marks

3 Mistakes Reading Marks

Are you trying to read that mark on a piece of pottery, ceramic, or china? Do you think that number is the year the piece was made? Don't research with the wrong information just because you misread a mark. Avoid these common pitfalls.


How to Find Cash in the Trash

How to Find Cash in the Trash

Are you a trash picker? Dumpster diver? Here are little known tips to spot the cash in the dumpster or in curbside trash. Many DIYers will pay cash for these items to use in their DIY projects. Find them in the trash for zero and sell them.


3 Yard Sale Selling Tips

3 Yard Sale Selling Tips

Did you know there are robberies at yard sales? Even days after the sale? Wonder how you can make more money at your sale? Follow these guidelines to create bidding wars and charge premiums at your sale.


3 Auction Selling Tips

3 Auction Selling Tips

Are you trying to sell your antique at auction for quick cash? Don't get a return reply, email or phone call from the auction house after asking them about your antique? Have you left pieces at an auction for sale? Answered yes? Make sure you aren't losing money.


Three Reasons Antiques Sell High

Three Reasons Antiques Sell High

Why do certain antiques sell for more money than others? Use these three factors to determine if your antique has the stuff to get top dollar. If you are buying an antique, understand how these reasons can help you get a lower price and better deal.


3 Finds at my Appraisal Events

3 Finds at my Appraisal Events

Do you think there are no more valuable antiques to find? Think again. Dr. Lori reveals three recent finds from her popular, one-of-a-kind antiques appraisal events. One recent find is worth $25,000 bought for only $35. Where was it bought?


3 Estate Sale Mistakes

3 Estate Sale Mistakes
Tips to avoid making big mistakes when shopping at an estate sale or hosting one. Dr. Lori reveals actual stories of bad experiences so you don’t fall victim. Understand how to get that real bargain and avoid losing money.

How to Spot a Bad Appraiser

How to Spot a Bad Appraiser
Use these three tips to determine if you are dealing with a bad antiques appraiser. Real life examples as told to Dr. Lori are provided as guidelines to follow. You will be surprised to learn what actually happens. Of course, Dr. Lori is always available to appraise your items.

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Avoid 3 Mistakes Selling Antiques

Avoid 3 Mistakes Selling Antiques

Are you not getting top dollar when selling antiques because you reveal too much? Did someone tell you that your antique has no value and you made the mistake believing them? Are you advertising the wrong information and potentially setting yourself up for theft? See how to avoid these antiques selling mistakes.

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