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Watch Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori at her antiques appraisal events show you how to find ceramic and pottery antique vases such as Van Briggle, Shino and others. See a valuable vase bought at auction for a bargain, learn how to date pottery pieces, and how to spot a hand painted antique vase. Tips about pottery glazes and markings included too. You need to know this information for your next thrift store shopping trip.


Watch Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori show you how to identify and value pearl, diamond and gold pieces of jewelry that people brought to her antiques appraisal events. Learn tips about the prongs, markings to look for, and why you don't want pavé diamonds. Plus, discover the history of wearing rings, tips about emeralds and natural vs. lab stones, and dating pieces of jewelry.


Watch and play along as Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori appraises vintage and antique items you can find at a thrift store. See how to value and find an early 20th century Victrola, determine if you have a cedar chest and a pair of Mid-Century Modern candlesticks worth a few hundred dollars. Learn about storage tips, see a valuable piece of costume jewelry and other vintage pieces during Dr. Lori's appearance on WPHL 17's Morning News in Philadelphia, PA.


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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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