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Antique China Dolls

Antique China Dolls
How to find valuable antique china dolls by identifying their doll heads, glass eyes and wigs made of human hair. Select makers include Jumeau, Bru, Steiner and Rohmer Simone and Huret, and Gaultier.
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Star Wars Toys & Collectibles

Star Wars Toys & Collectibles

How to find the most valuable Star Wars toys and collectibles such as Pez dispensers, action figures, lunchboxes and puzzles. Understand what packaging and movie criteria drives up prices for the collectibles.

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Pedal cars

Pedal cars

History and how to find valuable pedal cars made by Cyclops, Steelcraft, Whitney Reed, Lines Bros, Eureka, Butler Bros.of the popular police, fire engine, and dump trucks model cars. Plus models following the Model T Ford, Austin, Peugeots, Renaults and Grand Prix car designs.

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Fisher Price Toys

Fisher Price Toys
Fisher Price Toys and other mid 20th Century collectibles focus on production methods of the time period. Production methods, styles, and designs are clues to value.
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Presidential Campaign Collectibles

Presidential Campaign Collectibles

List of valuable Presidential campaign collectibles including buttons, posters, ribbons, and photographs. Find out what makes a campaign collectible valuable and discover oddities like figurines, soap, lighters, salt and pepper shakers and more that collectors buy and sell.

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Schoenhut Toys

Schoenhut Toys
Values of Schoenhut toys, history, and famous products dating from the late 1800s to the present. From miniature pianos for children to playthings that characterized the popularity of circus animals in the early 1900s, Schoenhut toys are prized collectibles.
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Miniature Christmas Villages

Miniature Christmas Villages

History and values for Miniature Christmas Villages, how to identify them by their simulated windows and other constructed materials such as papier macher, plastic, and lithographic tins. Key makers are also listed.

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3 Ways to Find Valuable Antiques

3 Ways to Find Valuable Antiques

Want to know how to spot that valuable thrift store find? Don't know what to look for when cleaning out Grandma's attic or when you are downsizing? It's a common question and Dr. Lori provides secrets to spot those prints, posters, silver and ceramics that are valuable. Don't rely only on marks or signatures. They could fool you. You must read this article so you aren't throwing away a valuable or walking past it at a thrift store.

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