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Jewelry

Costume Jewelry

Costume Jewelry

Costume jewelry design, how to spot a good piece of fake jewelry and values on the market for pieces by many designers such as Trifari, Weiss, Sarah Coventry, Kenneth Jay Lane, Coro, Miriam Haskell, Maravella, and others. [Video]

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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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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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Renoir and Matisse Costume Jewelry

Renoir and Matisse Costume Jewelry
Tips to identify valuable Renoir and Matisse costume jewelry by its shapes, forms, materials used, and its unique mark on pieces. Popular with Hollywood celebrities and often overlooked at yard sales.
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Girl Scouts memorabilia

Girl Scouts memorabilia
Resale markets, values and history of Girl Scouts' memorabilia items such as magazines, pins, badges, jewelry, cookie tins, uniforms, cameras, dolls, pocket knives, watches, and more are discussed.
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1950s & 1960s Collectibles

1950s & 1960s Collectibles
Collectibles from the 1950s & 1960s are among the most popular vintage objects today. Find out why certain Mid Century Modern objects are valuable. See how historical trends impact value.
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Miriam Haskell Costume Jewelry

Miriam Haskell Costume Jewelry

How to identify Miriam Haskell pieces by their mark, stones, shape, and design plus values for select pieces and tips and history for this popular costume jewelry maker

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Valuable Pearls

Valuable Pearls

Tips to identify fake and real pearls with different pearls like Baroque, cultured, seed, fresh water, and Tahitia with pearl colors of white, black, silver and pink. [Video]

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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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Scrimshaw

Scrimshaw
Understand the history of scrimshaw and identify valuable pieces of carved and inked whale bone, tusks and ivory made popular in New England in the 17th through 19th Centuries.
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3 Tips about Taxes & Antiques

3 Tips about Taxes & Antiques

Having problems selling your antiques and need to increase your bottom line? Would you like the opportunity to keep more of your money come tax time? Dr. Lori outlines some possibilities of how to make money with your antiques by reducing your tax liability. Understand your tax preparation options and your antiques could increase your bottom line.

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