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Top 3 Silver Marks to Tell Value

Can’t find the mark on the silver piece that you bought at the thrift shop? Does the mark you found really mean the piece is made of silver? Dr. Lori explains where to find the top 3 silver marks on silver looking pieces and how to identify the mark of a real piece of silver. Plus, learn how to identify the look alike marks that mean your piece really isn’t silver.

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3 Expert Tips when Reselling Ceramics

Need help identifying and marketing your ceramics in your shop or on your online store? Use these expert tips when reselling popular ceramics like Royal Doulton, Belleek, Van Briggle and many others. Learn how to spot the fakes, the terms insiders use which can help with listings and the identification secrets you can use when shopping too.

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Making Money Thrifting

Want to make more money thrifting? Hear the real stories and learn what to look for when shopping at that thrift store or auction. The treasures are out there for you to discover. Dr. Lori outlines the items to buy and what types of pieces are simply overlooked that you can get at bargain prices.

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Top Thrift Store Shopping Finds

Where do you look for the top thrift store shopping finds? How do you tell if you have a valuable print, photograph or ceramic? Hear the stories of three finds including a Rembrandt print, an Ansel Adams photograph and a Royal Vienna ceramic. See where they were found as Dr. Lori reveals how to identify the valuables.

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Know when to Resell Antiques

Have your sales dropped? Do you want to maximize your profits in your online store or thrift shop? Dr. Lori shares the tips you need to know when to resell antiques for more as she reveals what buyers want and when they want it based on traditions, habits and even what is in the news. Take advantage of wedding and holiday seasons and much more.

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Top Beanie Babies Selling Tips

Trying to figure out the best way to sell your Beanie Babies? You got appraisals from expert Dr. Lori telling you what people really pay, but how and where do you start the selling process? See how to make more money using these top Beanie Babies selling tips. Learn what buyers want, the secrets about the tags, and which beanie babies you want to sell in sets and alone.

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3 Photo Tricks to use Selling Online

Want more sales? Are people not checking out your online listings? Maybe it’s your photos. Learn three easy photo tricks to use when listing your items in your online store. See how to use color, cropping and avoid clutter for better photos to catch the eyes of buyers. Increase your sales by using expert secrets and avoiding mistakes.

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How to Date Vintage Costume Jewelry

Need help dating your vintage costume jewelry so you can value or resell it? Get the expert secrets from Dr. Lori by learning how to identify materials, colors and styles for vintage pieces. Some examples include HAR, Trifari, Bluette, faux pearls and others made by famous costume jewelry makers of earrings, brooches, rings and necklaces.

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Ming Bowl Auction the Real Story

Did you hear about the $35 yard sale find of a Chinese Ming bowl that sold for $721,000 at auction? Did it really sell for that much money? Read the surprising Ming bowl auction’s real story and learn why the estimate was low and why the yard sale find really didn’t sell for that much. This real story will help you when you are pricing and reselling your yard sale finds.

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3 Tips to Value Costume Jewelry

Got a lot of costume jewelry? Read to learn the tips to value costume jewelry including marked and unmarked pieces, faux pearls, and pieces by famous makers like Tiffany, Chanel and Trifari. See the other names you need to find and what to look for on bracelets, pins and earrings. Are the marks part of an attached tag or are they integrated into the piece? Discover the 3 tips to value costume jewelry.

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