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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.


How to Date an Antique Portrait

How to Date an Antique Portrait

Does your family have an heirloom portrait painting that you are trying to identify and date? Did you buy a portrait painting at an auction or antique shop? See how to date the portrait and understand key tips for value. Read the common mistakes people make and how to avoid them.


3 Valuables in your House

3 Valuables in your House

Do you spend your time shopping at yard sales and auctions trying to find that valuable antique? Have you looked in your home or grandma's attic or basement first? Valuables like duck decoys, Belleek, and pottery are right in your house. Discover three valuables and antiques found in homes just like yours, grandma's and even grandfather's. Did you miss these in your house?


3 Guidelines to Selling Antiques

3 Guidelines to Selling Antiques

Trying to sell your antiques or get them appraised, valued and identified? Don't get ripped off. Read these three tips that involve your address, friends, and busy schedule that will help you avoid getting taken. You need to make money, not lose it.


Three Finds at Yard Sales

Three Finds at Yard Sales

Are you a yard sale shopper, trying to find that valuable antique, book or painting? Well, read three true stories of yard sale finds that were discovered by Dr. Lori at her popular antiques appraisal events. See what antiques and collectibles to look for so you don’t miss a 10,000 dollar book among other valuables.


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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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