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Maria Martinez Pottery

Maria Martinez Pottery

Authenticate, date your Maria Martinez piece by its signature, or lack of signature, and learn the history of how she perfected blackware pottery. Maria created pieces with family:  Julian, Adam, and Santana. Watch video now of Dr. Lori providing tips and appraising an $8,500 Martinez piece in front of a live audience. [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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French Impressionism

French Impressionism
Impressionism features city and rural subjects, quick brushwork, color theories, thickly applied paint, and landscapes produced by Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cassatt, and others. Learn about current market values for Impressionist art.
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Spode

Spode

Tips to identify valuable pieces of Spode china and ceramics by their mark and pattern including the Blue Willow and Christmas Tree patterns of Spode. Values for plates and sets are shared.

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Rembrandt Prints

Rembrandt Prints

Biography and values for prints by the famous artist Rembrandt. Understand how some of his valuable works are restrikes and unsigned, and how to identify his prints.

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Walter Emerson Baum

Walter Emerson Baum
A Pennsylvania Impressionist and founder of the Allentown Art Museum, Dr. Lori highlights Baum's training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, his teaching at the Baum School of Art, and his valuable paintings of landscapes.
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Moulin Rouge Artists

Moulin Rouge Artists
The artists associated with the famous Moulin Rouge nightclub including Henri Toulouse Lautrec, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, and others are discussed for their impact on the 19th Century art movement, Post Impressionism in France.
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Madame Alexander Dolls

Madame Alexander Dolls

Values and history for Madame Alexander Dolls including those made with porcelain, plastic, and vinyl plus tips on the most valuable characters dolls and other clues to identify dolls for value.

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Ranulph Bye

Ranulph Bye
Dr. Lori discusses the works of Bucks County, PA artist, Ranulph Bye. Bye worked as a teacher and author, and accomplished watercolorist and painter capturing the Pennsylvania landscape through his works of art.
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3 Estate Sale Liquidating Tips

3 Estate Sale Liquidating Tips

Are you settling an estate? Need to sell all of Grandma's belongings for top dollar in order to pay bills or to get your inheritance? Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori reveals three estate sale tips you must know. Based on actual stories from people Dr. Lori has met over the years appraising their antiques after they've held their estate sale auction and were victims, losing money during an estate sale. If you want to make the most money selling Grandma's antiques, you have to avoid these traps set by unscrupulous estate sale folks and auctioneers.

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