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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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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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The Need for Appraisals

The Need for Appraisals
You need an appraisal if you are getting a divorce, settling an estate, moving your home, hosting a yard sale, handing down heirlooms to your kids, getting insurance, having a new child, buying, or selling objects... YOU need an appraisal. 
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Online Auction Tips

Online Auction Tips
Learn how to cash in with a just click of your computer mouse by selling your unwanted art, antiques, and collectibles in the online auction marketplace.
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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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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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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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Boy Scouts memorabilia

Boy Scouts memorabilia

Values, history and what to look for with Boy Scouts memorabilia such as patches, camping tools, uniforms, advertising and political collectibles and more are discussed.

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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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Valuables Auctions Missed

Valuables Auctions Missed

Like to shop at auctions? See three valuables auction houses missed that shoppers like you found. Dr. Lori authenticates all three pieces with their value combined at over $1 million dollars. Total paid at auction only $320. Good finds for shoppers. Bad for those who used auctions to sell.

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