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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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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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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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Antique Swords

Antique Swords

Tips to recognize valuable antiques swords and to identify the different swords by their blades, hilt, edge, and fuller and use as military or civilian weapons.

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What is Patina?

What is Patina?
Patina and its correct usage in the world of art and antiques is discussed. How many so-called expert do not use the term correctly. An object's patina can impact its value in the fine art and antiques market. [Video]
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Yard Sale Tips

Yard Sale Tips
Read about the history of yard sales, how Americans are losing tons of money on their front lawns, and how to spot an overlooked work of art or antiques that was overlooked at your neighbor's yard sale.
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Predictions & the Antiques Market

Predictions & the Antiques Market
Learn about the patterns of collecting and how to be on top of the art, antiques, and collectibles market. Understand the concept of timing when it comes to buying antiques.
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Identify bone china vs. porcelain

Identify bone china vs. porcelain

Understand how to tell the differences between bone china and porcelain by the different materials used, the color of pieces, how they are fired in the kiln and other features which affect value.

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Collectible Milk Bottles

Collectible Milk Bottles

How to identify milk bottles, determine their origin, and date the bottles by their shape, label, color, and seams. Understand how the 'scar' can help classify the bottle and markings like ‘store’ also provide clues.

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Old Pawn Indian Jewelry

Old Pawn Indian Jewelry

How to find valuable Old Pawn Indian Jewelry made of silver, coral, gaspite and turquoise by known Native American artists Ortega, Loloma, Becenti and Yazzie. Discover pieces made during particular times that are more valuable.

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3 Tips to Spot Beanie Babies Value

3 Tips to Spot Beanie Babies Value

Are you confused about all the information you read about beanie babies and their value? Does a mistake or misspelling on a tag mean that you can get the most money when selling your beanie baby? Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori is the expert who reveals the secrets on how to value your beanie babies. Learn what is fact, what are myths and the secret nobody tells you. You need to know this information if you want to sell your beanie babies for top value and make money.

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