Tips by Dr. Lori

Glass

How Old is my Bottle?

How Old is my Bottle?

How to determine the age of your old bottle and its value using the bottle’s base, bottle’s top or lip and marks and letters on the old bottle. Understand how your bottle is made to help determine value.

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Stained Glass Styles & Value

Stained Glass Styles & Value
Tips to determine the style, history, and value of stained glass windows created from the 14th Century to the present. Learn how to identify stained glass from its appearance & condition. Antique & vintage pieces can range from $2,000 to $100,000.
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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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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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Cut Glass

Cut Glass
History and values for collecting cut glass from Europe and America. Process of glass cutting and the famous makers such as T.G. Hawkes, Steuben, Libbey, and Dorflinger. [Video]
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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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Marbles

 Marbles

How to find valuable marbles and what to look for when identifying the colors and patterns of marbles made with clay or glass. Also, understand the history and names of marbles.

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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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Carnival Glass

Carnival Glass

History of carnival glass as the "poor man's Tiffany" glass. Tips to identify valuable pieces from major manufacturers such as Northwood and Fenton and values of carnival glass pieces on the market. [Video]

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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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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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