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3 Secrets to Thrift Store Shopping

3 Secrets to Thrift Store Shopping

Are you an avid thrift store shopper looking for that edge? Want to find the next bargain whose story goes viral and makes you rich? Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori reveals secrets to getting thrift store discounts, understanding how to spot steals, and how to use the thrift store's calendar in your favor. Plus, a secret that only Dr. Lori can offer you to help you find the biggest thrift store find ever.


3 Tips about Taxes & Antiques

3 Tips about Taxes & Antiques

Having problems selling your antiques and need to increase your bottom line? Would you like the opportunity to keep more of your money come tax time? Dr. Lori outlines some possibilities of how to make money with your antiques by reducing your tax liability. Understand your tax preparation options and your antiques could increase your bottom line.


3 Fine China Care Tips

3 Fine China Care Tips

Are you ruining your Fine China and don’t even know it? Maybe you are displaying it in your china cabinet or stacking it in a drawer. Ph.D. antiques appraiser Dr. Lori reveals tips to correctly store, display, and move your fine china and antique dishes. Avoid stacking and wrapping mistakes using newspapers and bubble wrap.


3 Mistakes Liquidating Antiques

3 Mistakes Liquidating Antiques

Are you downsizing and trying to determine trash from treasure? Don't fall victim and lose money to these three common mistakes. Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori reveals mistakes people make with sterling silver, Brown furniture, and all the other stuff in your home.


3 Marks on Prints that Equal Money

3 Marks on Prints that Equal Money

Trying to research the print you bought online or at an estate sale? Does it have marks that you can't decipher? Dr. Lori outlines three marks that can mean money when found on prints. If you are trying to research the marks as they relate to the artist, then you are going down the wrong path.


3 Antiques Lies to Ignore

3 Antiques Lies to Ignore

Have you ever been told that your antique, piece of furniture or collectible was worthless? Have you read it on the Internet as you're doing research? It could be a lie. Dr. Lori reveals three examples of common lies told about antiques values and why they are told based on true stories. Don't lose money based on wrong information.


3 Secret Codes found on Prints

3 Secret Codes found on Prints

Confused by all those codes on a print you bought at a yard sale? Has your research come to an end? Dr. Lori reveals three codes that can help unlock the secrets about your print's value and origin.


3 Vintage Handbag Value Tips

3 Vintage Handbag Value Tips

Wondering what those vintage handbags you bought at yard sales and flea markets are really worth? How can you tell? Discover how to identify valuable handbags by their hardware, lining, style and materials including lucite, plastic, snake skin and others types for value.


3 Online Research Problems

3 Online Research Problems

Are you getting mixed comments and information when researching your antiques online? Are you simply finding nothing about the antique? Ph.D. antiques appraiser Dr. Lori outlines three online researching problems as it relates to your antiques and flea market finds. Find out why you are having problems and make sure that you are getting correct research information about your painting, jewelry, furniture and other pieces.


Valuables Auctions Missed

Valuables Auctions Missed

Like to shop at auctions? See three valuables auction houses missed that shoppers like you found. Dr. Lori authenticates all three pieces with their value combined at over $1 million dollars. Total paid at auction only $320. Good finds for shoppers. Bad for those who used auctions to sell.


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3 Secrets to Thrift Store Shopping

3 Secrets to Thrift Store Shopping

Are you an avid thrift store shopper looking for that edge? Want to find the next bargain whose story goes viral and makes you rich? Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori reveals secrets to getting thrift store discounts, understanding how to spot steals, and how to use the thrift store's calendar in your favor. Plus, a secret that only Dr. Lori can offer you to help you find the biggest thrift store find ever.

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