Videos by Dr. Lori

Antiques & Collectibles

Watch Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori explain how lithographs are made so you can tell if you found a valuable one at the thrift store. Plus, see how to spot antique frames that are more valuable than the print inside of them and discover how to date an antique by looking at its back. Learn more framing tips.


Watch Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori identify and value actual estate sale finds discovered at her event locations including inlaid jade platters, lithographs, antique baskets, and how to value paintings. Learn how to find valuable prints by looking at the back of the print, and noticing its brush strokes. See how the bottom of an antique basket can help you identify it. Don't miss estate sale finds.


Watch Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori share clues to value and discover antique silver thrift store finds and bargains when shopping for antiques. As she appraises silver antiques at her event locations, see how to spot silver marks to find silver plates, pitchers, a Tiffany tray, candlesticks, bowls and cups. Learn the differences between silver over copper and sterling silver antiques. Use these secrets when shopping for antiques bargains.


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How to Make Money Thrifting

How to Make Money Thrifting

Do you want to combine the love of antique shopping with making money? Have you ever thought about making a living or earning extra retirement income by thrift store shopping? Start by following Dr. Lori's three guidelines to turning that thrift store find into extra money and maybe even a full-time income. It can be done.

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