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  • Posted on August 07, 2022

    Can’t find that vintage purse online? Having problems shopping when online descriptions are missing details? Learn how to get more bargains, quality items and source more for resell by following these tips to shop for vintage online. Clues about zippers, buttons and questions to ask.

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Tough choice! They are both called #valentino Choose one! ... See MoreSee Less

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I love dogs and bears.

Puppy, I just lost my puppy. Love your furball as much as you can.

I choose the little pooch, as long as my two spoiled cats give final approval

I love the dog. Looks like some terrier in the puppy? Terriers make wonderful pets ❗💕

I’m a animal lover so I choose both❤️🧸🐶

I'll take the puppy!

no contest... (sorry little bear but youre still loved!)

I'll take the puppy 🐶

The bear is cute but look at that puppy!!! 💕🥰

My pup…

DOGS! Any time , even over the million dollar Bear 🧸😂

I’ll take the bear! Not a dog fan. Was attacked and almost lost my eye as a kid.

The dog, of course! 🙂



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1 day ago

Dr. Lori

Tonight's class sold out ...12 straight!
Taping new Real Bargains videos today. Talked about lunch boxes on CBS 2 TV's Pittsburgh Today Live.
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Tonights class sold out ...12 straight! 
Taping new Real Bargains videos today. Talked about lunch boxes on CBS 2 TVs Pittsburgh Today Live.

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Forgot to tell you all that I had a yellow Snoopy lunch box with him sleeping on top of his doghouse.

Such fun this is... back to #school

Should you ever get to visit Columbus,Ga..there is a lunchbox museum !

I watch PTL every morning. Especially Tuesday for your episode.

Mine had Annie Oakley on it.

dr. lori, i watch you every week on channel 17 in phila. just saw u today on LoneFox!! just wanna say I love ya.....👍

I have Peanuts and The Partridge Family. Not the thermos, tho. AND my mom wrote my name on them, lol. ☺️

I have a huge crush on Henry Winkler!!

Thank you Dr. Lori. I was surprised at the value of my watch. But thanks to you and your videos I am learning.

Still have mine. Thermos is long gone though.


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2 days ago

Dr. Lori

A few spots left!
Tuesday's class
Get 1 item valued.
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Sold out!

Looking forward to tonight!

Got it! Yay!!

2 days ago

Dr. Lori

I am appraising lunchboxes ... which one did you carry to #school ?
#CBS Pittsburgh Today Live
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I am appraising lunchboxes ... which one did you carry to #school ?
#CBS Pittsburgh Today Live

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Holly Hobbie! I still have it!

We had good school lunches. Those ladies knew how to cook from scratch. The food was good.

Once I stopped to think about it, I realized I never had a lunchbox! Our elementary school was right across the street from our house, so we came home every day for lunch. Our Dad, however, had a big black round topped one, like this image I found on the internet.

This weekend I saw a partridge family TV lunchbox but it was "display only". It was 3-d and looked like a TV screen!!! way cool!!!

Parents couldn't afford them. Paper bag all week and then threw it away.

I didn't have one, we had excellent lunch at my school. My grown son had a Mickey Mouse and we kept it.

I know I had one for a few years but can't remember. It would have been early 60's. When we got older we had the choice of buying the hot meal in the cafeteria. Meals were pretty good in those days, lots of carbs. I don't think salads were ever offered. 😁

I had to eat school food! That's not a complaint! Those lunch ladies cooked from scratch back then! No lunchbox for me... *sniff*

My mommy got ours from used store. One day someone took my tremulous and I knew I would be in trouble i was. But she went to the used store and got me Dale Evans I still have it today. Love my mommy ❤

Scooby-Doo was on my (now Retro & vintage) lunchbox! ❤️

Holly Hobbie. I loved it to bits because it reminded me of Laura Ingalls Wilder. The Little House books were my absolute favorite!

Mine was the Roy Rogers & Dale Evens lunch box!!

I found this lunchbox at a salvation army give away day when I was a kid with my mom, how I wish id of hung onto to it! But 50.00 was a lot of money to an 8 year old in 1988 lol an older brothers friend talked me out of it

What time Dr. Lori I would love to watch that segment? 

Mine was Walt Disney America on Parade 1976!

I had a strawberry shortcake one, Dr. Lori. Long gone. Would it be very valuable today ?

Now this is a FUN question! The lunchbox I had was the US Mail Lunchbox. My dream lunch box had a game on the back with magnets for pieces. Although I thought it was called "Mystery Date" it is called Campus Queen. My mother always packed a sandwich, a piece of fruit and 3 sandwich cookies. Milk was in the thermos. I was jealous of the hot lunch! Sometimes, we bought a milk for 2 cents.

The Flintstones 😊 I still have the Flinstone plastic mug my dad sent away for when I was a kid too! ❤️

1971 Scooby-Doo 1972 I believe it was Partridge Family crush on David Cassidy at the age of 7😉

I have many from back then. Some with thermos & some not. Where are you appraising them? Please.

I always wanted the Monkees

Zorro my sister got the Barbie. That darn sister again!

the Beatles and Barbie

I can’t stand Barbie but Mom bought me one and I better use it. Lol

We contributed to the scarcity of vintage lunchboxes. School lunch all the way!

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3 days ago

Dr. Lori

Is this Real or Fake? Watch answer and surprising story at
Plus hear me address viewer complaints about me!
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Is this Real or Fake? Watch answer and surprising story at
Plus hear me address viewer complaints about me!

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Are you all using the link in the post to watch the video to get the answer? Also, to hear the story that will help you?

With my little experience, I need to see many photos more, and with your knowledge and experience I couldn't say anything, Thanks alot dear Dr for your support and information we've learning alot with you Amra 🌹 Belgium

Glad this ended up real!! Too many out there too quick to throw out the “Fake Card” to drive down a price so they or others can buy it at a greatly reduced price to only resell at a higher rate!! This must drive you crazy!!! Love watching your videos!!

I collect cloisonne, for the beauty of it and I have got some at Goodwill. 🙂

With yr broad knowledged and expertise in this field proves justice ! Well what can I say, too many soul loosers with negligence and refuse to see things in the rightfully lights. Keep it up Dr. Lori 💌

I could be wrong but it wanna look like one that was made to look old

Real and worth a bit I’d guess a few hundred

Have to say FAKE...noticed something that stands out to me.

Looks real to me....the picture is odd. Could be a commemorative cup. Pretty !!!

Real to me and is antique by looking at the cup of the foot rim.

Beautiful - real.

Looks real to me, beautiful piece

'Hi' from Barronett WI USA! ~ 🙂

I believe this to be real, based on the way there is mural and a painting of (gold ?) trimming surrounding the miniature mural.. is there a word for mini mural?

That gold looks very real to me! Very cool

Dr. Lori, Many people withhold information as a way of manipulating others. You share information freely and that reflects the quality of your character. Good people make people of low integrity feel bad. I have a Two Step Plan for dealing w/ a**holes: 1) Ignore them 2) Move on. You’re the best! Keep on keeping on! Thanks for all you do!

Hi Dr Lori my name is Omar I have a 2 drawings that I would like to know if they are worth something? Where can I contact you for you could give me your opinion?



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4 days ago

Dr. Lori

What to shop for and resell. Lists of valuable marbles, Depression #glass, prints and Roseville pottery. Plus, answers about crystal, Fenton glass and Avon #jewelry ... See MoreSee Less

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Great fun tonight. Thanks for being with me. You guys gave me renewed energy!!! Love it.

I used to buy and sell some costume jewelry and there was SO MUCH FAKE jewelry that was very pretty but had FAKE .925 marks engraved. People need to know this when shopping thrift stores

I will be calling in September as I will be moving and have a ton of things I need appraised. Love your show and you are terrific! How do I do a super sticker

I have a 3 headed porcelain doll. It belonged to my mother as a child (born 1920) What do I need to find out about it?

I have a original picture of Betty Broadbent, the original tatoo lady, what is it’s worth ? Thank you

Value of metal tonka toys

Who makes the jewelry with the Hallmark SUN in sterling and does it have value

Are Vanguard Lee Reynold type paintings valuable. It's a interesting niche.

Have you heard of dishes of a thousand faces? I have 2 whole sets my parents received in 1944

Does gem stones that are fake have breather holes in them or behind them

Is Hobe' jewelry valuable

Is there any value on nativity sets as coletabe

coastal North Carolina here!

Can you participate in your class with an iPhone? Thank you.

Is Pennsylvania pottery valuable

Are Swarovski crystal figurines valuable? Especially discontinued vintage pieces?

Trying to find Rembrandt's painting the Allegory of Taste. where to you think it might be hiding?

Hi from cedar hill TX. MELTING

Are glass birds valuable?

Ever heard of old game tables?

I picked up some Avon glassware, didn’t know there WAS such a thing lol

Are Fenton glassware items going to decline in value?

I’d love to meet you ❤️

I have hummels and feather if the friends too

What do you collect?

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6 days ago

Dr. Lori

See the valuable pearls, diamond and cameo #jewelry guests found #shopping. Plus, my lists of things to look for so you can find your own #treasure. Limoges porcelain values too! ... See MoreSee Less

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Here is my road map to find treasures!!

New to all this and loving it!! My biggest question is where do I look to resell??? I have several big pieces such as Tiffany lamp and crystal pedestal punch bowl. Both about 60 yrs old

Dr Lori I have a cameo of a Prussian cat in a royal blue background 14k is a pin and pendent about the size of a half dollar loveyou

Does the shell color of the Cameo have any effect on the value?

Just had my first Dr.Lori visit this week. She was so great and it was so fun.

Learned a lot on this cameo! Thank you!

Liked, and shared.

Are the flowers magnolias?

I’m in love with the pearl necklace. Those are my favorite of all!!!! 😍😍😍😍

I had no idea my end was so loud! Ii'm so sorry!

I priced it before you said 45🌺

Amythyst ring you appraised at class SOLD for what you said! THANK YOU!

You are the smartest person I know about everything I love!

Beautiful Limoges!

I can’t wait until our video call so excited

Your hair looks awesome

How do u do super sticker

Is an estate buyout the same as an estate sale?

I was cleaning a heavy crystal bowl with six small bowls and noticed that some of the glass is not shiny. It looks like it’s got some type of residue on the glass that won’t come off. I can see faint colors that look like when oil and water is mixed. Not much of that, though. Is it ruined?

Hi from Vancouver Island Canada!


Over the past few months, I have learned a lot and pass along the information I learn to others in the thrift store where I volunteer. You frequently encourage people to ask for a lower price. The cashiers cannot discount items. Now that I have been there awhile, if I am at the store, I do discount for some people. That is, treat me respectfully and, if it is something I researched and priced and is not new to the floor, you may get a lower price. I never discount something someone else has researched. Attitude makes a difference. When asking for a lower price, be nice. You just may get the deal of a lifetime. Two women got just such a deal from me yesterday on china. While I've learned much, I have a long way to go. I keep telling the other pricers and researchers to look you up. So, thanks again, Dr. Lori, for teaching me what to look for.

I tell everyone about you and to watch you

Great deal

Hi from Jeannette PA

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Back To School: Dr. Lori's lunchbox appraisals

Dr. Lori appraises David's old elementary school lunchboxes.

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Schedule a Dr. Lori Event

Dr. Lori hosts her popular and entertaining Antiques Appraisal Comedy Show around the world at 150 shows a year. She also presents on a variety of antique-related topics and teaches continuing education classes.