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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 Dr. Lori share the secret to find a valuable lithographic print instead of a cheap poster when thrift store shopping. Plus, discover the value of frames and how to identify a tapestry from the 1920s during Dr. Lori appearance on NBC TV's KC Live in Kansas City, MO.


Watch Dr. Lori reveal actual thrift store finds by real people including a betty lamp, a painting worth thousands of dollars, a Majolia pitcher and cups made by Minton bought for only four dollars, a Japanese wood block print, and a valuable vase. Plus, Dr. Lori offers her thoughts about Marie Kondo's approach to downsizing and decluttering on NBC 10's @Issue 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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