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Looking for bargains at the thrift store? Here is one. Watch Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori show you an Asian vase made of moriage ware and value it live as it happens at one of her antiques appraisal events. See how to tell if the piece of pottery is machine or handmade. Plus, more tips on how to find valuable ceramics.


Shopping for bargains. Watch Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori reveal actual thrift store finds purchased for under six dollars each. Hear the stories live as they happen at her antiques appraisal events from the people who found a Rosa print, an Okiyo-e Japanese woodblock print, and a Rembrandt print. Plus, Dr. Lori shares framing tips. Don't miss these finds during your next shopping trip for bargains.


Can you pick the most valuable painting in this video? It's worth 7,500 dollars. Watch Ph.D. Antiques Appraiser Dr. Lori reveal the tricks and clues on how to date paintings by looking at their backs using thrift store finds brought to her antiques appraisal events. Discover how repairs and conversation affect the value of paintings and how to spot damaged pieces which you want to avoid when buying at thrift stores.

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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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