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Three Most Valuable Antiques

Three Most Valuable Antiques

How do you know what is valuable in your house? Dr. Lori outlines the three most valuable items that are always worth money. Memorize this short list and always spot a valuable when shopping at a flea market and antiques shop or when downsizing and settling an estate.


Valuable Holiday Decorations

Valuable Holiday Decorations

Tips to identify the three most overlooked collectible holiday decorations including ornaments, nutcrackers, and dresdens. Recognize their shapes and materials and spot some extra holiday spending money. Keep your eyes open at your next holiday party, you can find an unexpected gift.


Duck Dynasty's Auction Mistake

Duck Dynasty's Auction Mistake

Is that duck call worth $80,000? Dr. Lori explains the recently failed auction held by the Duck Dynasty folks and how collecting the money from the highest bidder isn't that easy. Plus, insider tips that you never hear concerning auction bids and how to avoid using the wrong information to value your items.


Selling President JFK Collectibles

Selling President JFK Collectibles

Read my tips and values for the three most popular President Kennedy related collectibles. Plus, I reveal the best time to sell and buy for the biggest profit. JFK and Kennedy family related record albums, campaign memorabilia, vases, and magazines are collectible.


Don’t Use eBay as a Price Guide

Don’t Use eBay as a Price Guide
Everybody does it and you are making big mistakes and losing tens of thousands of dollars by incorrectly valuing items. Here are real stories told to me by fans like just like you. Read my three reasons why you should not use eBay as a substitute for an appraisal. The online auction site does not reflect true values.

Tips for Oprah's Auction

Tips for Oprah's Auction

I've got your exclusive top 3 tips for shopping at Oprah's upcoming auction. These tips are also helpful when bidding at any auction. Watch out! It may be better for you to donate to Oprah's educational foundation directly instead of wasting money on buyer's fees and auction house commissions. Yes, some of Oprah's stuff is actually junk and I'll tell you.


Violin from The Titanic sells $1.6M

Violin from The Titanic sells $1.6M

Did you hear that a violin played on the Titanic sold for $1.6 Million dollars? Sure, the sale of a piece of Titanic memorabilia is exciting and everybody loves a good story, but for some unknown reason, everybody thinks that their old violin is only valuable object in the family. Before you bring your violin to one of my events or send photos for my review, read my three points on this news story, violins, and the Stradivarius mark.


Are Antiques Values too High?

Are Antiques Values too High?

Have you ever heard somebody who claims to be an antiques appraiser say that antiques are way overvalued and there is too much old stuff around? Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori dispels this myth with three easy points including tips on how to avoid the traps that resellers try to set when buying and selling antiques.


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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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