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3 Pickers Find Valuables

3 Pickers Find Valuables

Do you like to pick for antiques? See three items discovered and you missed that were brought to Dr. Lori at her events. Find out the values for a Gone with the Wind book, Keith Haring lithograph, and Robert Han Nong painting that were found at flea markets, Goodwill, and curbside trash.


3 Tips to Sell Antiques Online

3 Tips to Sell Antiques Online

Are you limiting your options when selling your antiques online? Do you know how and why to set a reserve auction price? Are you using social media and sharing your antiques sale with friends and family? Understand how to get the most money when selling your antiques online.


3 Researching Wrongs

3 Researching Wrongs

Do you like to research a recent antique or painting find or eBay purchase online? Are you sure you are using the correct information? Is the information reliable that you find? Read how to avoid three common painting, print, and antique researching wrongs.


How to Avoid Re-purposing Pitfalls

How to Avoid Re-purposing Pitfalls

Do you like doing DIY projects for fun? Do you put new life into yard sale bargains and resell them online to make extra money? Read Dr. Lori's three pitfalls to avoid when re-purposing so you don't waste your time, money, or ruin a valuable antique.


Stories about Antiques Dealers

Stories about Antiques Dealers

Tips and real stories involving dumpsters, actual appraisal values and eBay that you can use to separate the reputable antiques dealers from the not so reputable. Many antiques dealers run upstanding businesses, but some do not. Here are some examples of the not so reputable.


Three Scams to Avoid when Selling

Three Scams to Avoid when Selling

Have you been told that your antique is worthless? Don't fall victim to these tricks and lose money when selling. Based on actual events for Civil War collectibles, Lionel trains, and Norman Rockwell drawings.


3 Best Times to Sell Antiques

3 Best Times to Sell Antiques

Do you sell antiques like Spode only at Christmas? A Joe Namath print by Leroy Neimen during the Super Bowl? Maybe you don't rush and you wait to sell the wicker furniture in two years for the most value? Does it depend on the antique you are selling? How do you use the news and social media? Find out with my guidelines for all types of antiques.


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.


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Get Bargains Antiques Shopping

Get Bargains Antiques Shopping

Do you get the best prices when antiques and thrift store shopping? Do you pay too much because you unknowingly reveal secrets to the seller so they end up not reducing the price for you? Read three tips from Dr. Lori to help get the best steals when antiques shopping. It's fun to shop, but even more fun when you get a bargain. Find out how.

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