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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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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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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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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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Trifari Costume Jewelry

Trifari Costume Jewelry

Learn how to value Trifari costume jewelry pieces by the different marks the jeweler used throughout its history. Plus, learn about Trifari’s history and how the different materials they used can help you date and value the costume jewelry pieces.

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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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Sterling silver

Sterling silver

How to identify sterling silver by its various marks like 925, sterling, sterling silver and others. Understand valuable differences between other types of silver like nickel, coin, and German and beware of polishing your silver.

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Eisenberg Costume Jewelry

Eisenberg Costume Jewelry

Find out what to look for when identifying and valuing Eisenberg Costume Jewelry including the different marks used. Also, learn about its history, how it became popular, who designed its pieces and how you could you miss a valuable piece it you only rely on marks.

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Kenneth Jay Lane Costume Jewelry

Kenneth Jay Lane Costume Jewelry

Tips to find valuable Kenneth Jay Lane costume jewelry using marks, how pieces are made and its interesting history. See list of popular pieces including earrings, neck collars, and faux pearls to determine value.

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3 Ways to Sell like Antiques Dealers

3 Ways to Sell like Antiques Dealers

Want to sell your antiques for the most money? Of course, you do! Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori reveals the secrets you need to know when selling your antiques for top dollar. Based on true stories from the families of antiques dealers and the mistakes sellers made cleaning their antiques before the sale.

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