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Auction Box Lot

Auction Box Lot
Dos and don'ts of auction box lots. Real stories of finding valuable antiques at the bottom of an auction box filled with junk is exciting and commonplace. A cheap box sold at the end of an auction can be a real treasure trove.
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Determine Value for Antiques

Determine Value for Antiques
How to find the value indicators for works of art and antiques. How the history of an antique will impact value and tips to increase the value of your collections.
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Preventing Property Theft

Preventing Property Theft
Many of us are leaving ourselves vulnerable when it comes to protecting the objects in our homes. These are real life stories of people who have been robbed and Dr. Lori's tips to prevent this happening to you. Protect yourself from potential theft.
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Inside Auctions

Inside Auctions
Get the inside scoop about buying and selling at auction. Will you really bring home the lion's share of the money? Can your heirlooms generate significant cash at auction? Dr. Lori reveals the hidden tricks.
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Select a Frame

Select a Frame
Dr. Lori shows you tips and techniques for choosing the right frame for your work of art. She outlines how the proper frame can impact the look, long term condition, and value of your art.
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Antique Price Guides: Worth it?

Antique Price Guides:  Worth it?
Get the inside track on antiques price guides. How they impact the prices you pay in the antiques market. Learn why these books may not be worth the paper they are printed on.
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Eisenberg Costume Jewelry

Eisenberg Costume Jewelry

Find out what to look for when identifying and valuing Eisenberg Costume Jewelry including the different marks used. Also, learn about its history, how it became popular, who designed its pieces and how you could you miss a valuable piece it you only rely on marks.

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Art Investing

Art Investing
Dr. Lori shares her expertise to show you how to make smart decisions when investing in art and antiques. Learn how the background of the artist, education, and sales record will impact the quality and value attached to a work of art.
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Oil Painting Secrets

Oil Painting Secrets
Secrets about antique paintings are revealed. Learn about tell tale signs of antique paintings--palette, types of and application of pigment, stretchers, canvases, markings, etc.
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Antiques & Divorce

Antiques & Divorce
Personal property appraisals are vital for divorcing couples. Learn how to protect yourself, get your share of the community property, and identify valuable objects that were purchased during your marriage.
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3 Estate Sale Liquidating Tips

3 Estate Sale Liquidating Tips

Are you settling an estate? Need to sell all of Grandma's belongings for top dollar in order to pay bills or to get your inheritance? Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori reveals three estate sale tips you must know. Based on actual stories from people Dr. Lori has met over the years appraising their antiques after they've held their estate sale auction and were victims, losing money during an estate sale. If you want to make the most money selling Grandma's antiques, you have to avoid these traps set by unscrupulous estate sale folks and auctioneers.

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