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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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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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Valuable Punch Bowls

Valuable Punch Bowls
Tips to identify valuable punch bowls by their size, shape and design, plus the history of the bowl is discussed. Punch bowls often reflect someone’s social status with popular designs made with glass or ceramic.
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Color of your Painting's Canvas

Color of your Painting's Canvas

Tips on how to identify the age and location where your painting was made by simply looking at the weave and canvas color on the back of your painting. [Video]

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Currier & Ives Prints

Currier & Ives Prints

Values and history for Currier & Ives prints, how to identify the prints by their subject matter, size, and paper, plus who created reproductions with value.

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Lalique

Lalique
Find out what to look for when identifying valuable Lalique glass pieces such as vases, plates, and bottles. Plus, learn why the pieces are not crystal and do not contain lead and how to spot the many fakes that exist.
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Dating Pottery Pieces

Dating Pottery Pieces

Tips for the phrases and terms to look for on pieces of pottery when dating your piece to determine its value on pieces by makers like Delft, Nippon, Staffordshire, Limoges and others in the 19th Century.

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Masonic collectibles

Masonic collectibles
Tips to identify valuable Masonic, the Masons, and Freemasons collectibles by their markings, symbols, and emblems and what collectors want to buy.
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Get Bargains Antiques Shopping

Get Bargains Antiques Shopping

Do you get the best prices when antiques and thrift store shopping? Do you pay too much because you unknowingly reveal secrets to the seller so they end up not reducing the price for you? Read three tips from Dr. Lori to help get the best steals when antiques shopping. It's fun to shop, but even more fun when you get a bargain. Find out how.

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