Videos by Dr. Lori

Watch Dr. Lori recount a true story at one of her antiques appraisal events about a valuable old bottle that resold for $60,000 after somebody bought it for only $1,200 on a well-known auction website. Listen how this affects you and the money you are losing when you are researching and using online auction sites as a price guide to value your antiques. Big mistake. If you know your stuff about old bottles, you could have been the one who bought the bottle at a good price from the seller who didn’t know. You can still find valuables shopping at online auctions. Read other stories about using online auctions as price guides.


Watch Dr. Lori identify and value a 6,000 dollar diamond ring at one of her antiques appraisal events. She highlights how the cut is before 1920 and why the setting of the ring is similar to a painting’s frame as it can increase the appraised value. Good to know when you need to negotiate buying jewelry or valuing it.


Watch Dr. Lori identify and value a 4,250 dollar vase at one of her antiques appraisal events, show you how to determine if the vase is hand built, and what a wax seal on a piece represents. Learn where this vase was displayed in a late 19th Century home and the meaning of the symbols on it.


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3 Items to Avoid at Thrift Stores

3 Items to Avoid at Thrift Stores

Do you like to thrift shop for vintage items? Do you take the bargains you find at estate sales and auctions and flip them for profit? Discover three types of items including vintage signs and furniture that might look like bargains, but will be difficult to resell because their popularity is on the way out. Plus, Dr. Lori shares clues on which vintage and antiques items are trending up and can earn you more money when reselling.

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