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3 Places Not to Display Antiques

3 Places Not to Display Antiques

Are you displaying your antiques in the right places? Don't damage your antiques and heirlooms unknowingly and devalue them in the process. Know why you should not display antiques in these places.


Top 3 Hot Collectibles

Top 3 Hot Collectibles

Are you selling old stuff? Looking for today's valuable finds at a flea market or estate sale? Find out values and how to spot which Bakelite, World War I pieces, and posters from specific travel destinations are today’s hot collectibles in the market.


Three Antiques Values you Must Know

Three Antiques Values you Must Know

Sell your antiques for what they are really worth by understanding the differences in appraisal values, asking prices, and purchase offers for your antiques. Once you know the difference, you'll be able to sell your antique for top dollar.


How to Sell an Antique to a Buyer

How to Sell an Antique to a Buyer
Tips that help you sell your antiques by focusing on the potential buyer. Understand how not to lose a sale or money by only dealing with the item and forgetting about the buyer. Three simple guidelines are provided that can help you when selling.

How to Negotiate Buying Jewelry

How to Negotiate Buying Jewelry
Tips to use the next time you visit a jewelry store to get the best deal. Understand the markup, best time to buy and how to pay for your purchase. Negotiating is easy if you follow these guidelines and know the inside track.

Misused Antiques Terms

Misused Antiques Terms
Tips and examples of how so called experts misuse common antiques terms. If your antiques reseller or appraiser uses these terms incorrectly, find somebody else. It’s easy to determine!

Still Valuable with no Signature

Still Valuable with no Signature
Does your painting have no signature? It can still be valuable. Tips to identify why paintings, prints, sculpture, lithographs, and other works of art can still be valuable even if there is no signature. Plus, understand why that valuable painting is not signed. It could help you identify it.

Appraisal Stories Revealed

Appraisal Stories Revealed
Follow Dr. Lori as she shares behind-the-scenes stories of families fighting, Amish art collectors, and FBI agents during her in home antiques appraisal visits. Discover what a ceramic cow creamer is worth to two sisters.

Antiques Market Myths

Antiques Market Myths
Read three common myths about today's antiques market and why they are not true as they relate to the internet, young people and the condition of your antiques. Understand these tips and it will help you sell your items.

Tips to Sell your Antiques

Tips to Sell your Antiques

Three easy ways to help sell your antiques for their retail value. Understand how to avoid the pitfalls and you'll end up getting more money for your antique and collectibles.


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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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