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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.


Selling Antiques to Millennials

Selling Antiques to Millennials

Trying to sell your antiques? Are you downsizing and don’t know what to do with your family heirlooms? Have you asked your grandkids or the Millennials you know? Millennials are the biggest antiques selling secret out there that nobody wants you to know. See real life examples that Dr. Lori has discovered as Millennials bring her their antiques. Once you know why Millennials want antiques, you can target and sell your antiques to them.


Values: Lincoln, Tiffany, & Quilts

Values: Lincoln, Tiffany, & Quilts

Got a valuable inheritance? Don't overlook it. You probably make the mistake of thinking your family has nothing of value. Resellers prey on this belief so they get bargains from you for less. See three families just like yours where Dr. Lori identified valuable antiques passed down to the next generation.


Three Tips about Diamonds

Three Tips about Diamonds

Are you buying or trying to value an antique diamond ring or piece of diamond jewelry? Sure, you know the 5C’s for diamonds, but what are they not telling you? Read the secrets about cut, carat weight, and color grades that affect the value and appraisals of diamonds.


3 Storage Tips for Antiques

3 Storage Tips for Antiques

Are you ruining your antiques, prints, and paintings by using bubble wrap the wrong way? Yes, there is a right way to use it along with correctly storing your framed artwork and displaying pieces in a curio cabinet so you don’t ruin and devalue your antiques.


Researching Tips: Works of Art

Researching Tips: Works of Art

Are you trying to research your painting, print, or sculpture and getting confused with terms used by scholars and museum professionals? You think your piece looks like what is found on the museum’s website, but they note the work as “attributed to” a particular artist? What does that mean? Find out what this term and others mean for the value of the work that you are researching or simply enjoying during a museum visit.


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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.

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