Tips by Dr. Lori

Beanie Babies

Beanie Babies
History and marketing tactics, values and what to look for with Beanie Babies animals including the list of nine original collectibles produced by Ty Inc.
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Antiques Roadshow's Big Mistake

Antiques Roadshow's Big Mistake

Celebrity Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser, museum professional, and award-winning TV personality, Dr. Lori discusses the physical jeopardy and damaging practices that valuable and historical antiques are being subjected to by appraisers on TV shows including PBS Antiques Roadshow.

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Hummel Figurines

Hummel Figurines
The background of the popular German figurines based on the drawings of Sister Hummel are discussed. Learn how to identify the authentic markings, spot the characteristic glazed earthenware ceramics, and understand the true market value of your Hummel figurine. [Video]
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Identifying Valuable Prints

Identifying Valuable Prints

Insider information about prints, the most common type of art, is shared. Dr. Lori explains how to spot valuable prints, how to identify different types of prints by Currier & Ives, Picasso, Rembrandt and others, how to date your prints, and how damage can rob your print’s value. [Video]

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Tips from the Back of your Painting

Tips from the Back of your Painting

Tips on how to identify the age and location where your painting was made by simply looking at the back. Learn to identify when artists use nails or staples, and what stretcher construction can tell you about a painting and its value. [Video]

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Royal Doulton Figurines

Royal Doulton Figurines
Values, clues to identifying marks, types of figurines, and history of Royal Doulton ceramics in Burslem and Lambeth, England are discussed. Serial wares such as Gibson girls, Bunnykins, Shakespeare, Dickensware, and other lines with identifying markings are discussed.
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Starving Artists Sales

Starving Artists Sales
Dr. Lori reveals the real story behind the advertised sales for starving artists paintings. Learn about oleographs, mass produced paintings, and how they impact the art market.
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Eastlake Furniture

Eastlake Furniture
Information that will help you to identify valuable Eastlake style furniture from the Victorian era. Decorative moldings, carved designs, woods, and details are some of the attributes of the furniture pieces designed by Charles Eastlake.
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Duncan Phyfe Furniture

Duncan Phyfe Furniture

Tips to identify valuable Duncan Phyfe furniture pieces and how reproductions are valuable too. Also, understand how to date the original versus the reproduction style dining room sets, tables and chairs.

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Framing Tips

Framing Tips
Dr. Lori offers framing tips. Learn what questions to ask your framer, how to identify a valuable antique frame, choosing glass and archival framing methods, and what pitfalls to avoid.
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Don’t Get Taken Selling Antiques

Don’t Get Taken Selling Antiques

Trying to sell your antiques, but are a little unsure of the process? Do you have concerns of buyers knowing more than you about the antiques' business? Dr. Lori offers guidelines and tips so you don't get taken by a dishonest buyer, get misled by an auction house, or sell to an antiques appraiser. Avoid these issues so you make the most money when selling your antiques and collectibles.

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