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John Deere

John Deere

History of John Deere, its products, bicycles, and collectibles, plus how to identify John Deere items like toy tractors using logos and slogans like Nothing Runs Like a Deere.

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Railroad Lanterns

Railroad Lanterns

Find valuable railroad lanterns by how to identify the lantern’s globe style and height. Plus, look for specific manufacturers like Westlake and others who made lanterns for the New York Central Line and Pennsylvania railroads.

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Miniature Christmas Villages

Miniature Christmas Villages

History and values for Miniature Christmas Villages, how to identify them by their simulated windows and other constructed materials such as papier macher, plastic, and lithographic tins. Key makers are also listed.

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3 Ways to Find Valuable Antiques

3 Ways to Find Valuable Antiques

Want to know how to spot that valuable thrift store find? Don't know what to look for when cleaning out Grandma's attic or when you are downsizing? It's a common question and Dr. Lori provides secrets to spot those prints, posters, silver and ceramics that are valuable. Don't rely only on marks or signatures. They could fool you. You must read this article so you aren't throwing away a valuable or walking past it at a thrift store.

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