Tips to Sell your Antiques

Three easy ways to help sell your antiques for their retail value. Understand how to avoid the pitfalls and you'll end up getting more money for your antique and collectibles.

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Negotiate when Antiques Shopping

Follow these simple tips when shopping for antiques to get a bargain at antiques shops and flea markets. Everybody should negotiate regardless of the antique and here is how to do it.

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Real Story about Estate Sales

Understand the pitfalls of hosting and buying antiques at Estate Sales. Are you really getting what is advertised? Are they a safe way to make money when downsizing or settling an estate? Dr. Lori reveals three little known facts that will surprise you.

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Avoid Foolish Tests on Antiques

Don’t try these tests! Tips to avoid three common tests which claim to help you determine the type of antique you have, but will only cause you trouble. Acid, scratching, and matches should not be used since they will damage a valuable antique causing you to lose a lot of money. Plus, you could be hurt in the process.

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Myths about Paintings and Value

Don’t fall for these tricks and traps when buying paintings at an art gallery or flea market, when selling paintings from your family’s estate or when doing research on a painting. Myths are dispelled about the value of paintings when an artist dies, when artists are self-taught, and if paintings are not signed.

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Apple Wristwatch hurts Vintage Market

Values and resale markets for vintage wrist watches will be hurt with the introduction of the new Apple Watch. Understand why and how to take advantage of the current markets to sell your wrist watches.

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Don’t Sell these Collectibles Now

Antiques markets fluctuate just like the real estate and stock markets. Avoid selling these three categories of antiques now. Wait until the markets return so you can get top dollar when you sell.

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Antiques Show Stories

Discover valuable finds and their real life stories. A waiter receives a Native American necklace for a tip, sisters don't pick the valuable Ugly Vase, and a young shopper competes with her sibling over a cell phone. All discovered by Dr. Lori at her antique appraisal shows

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Three Don’ts when Selling Antiques

Learn insider tips to help you avoid three common mistakes when selling your antiques. Don't become a victim and lose money when selling. Follow these guidelines to sell your antiques for top dollar.

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Stolen Paul Gauguin painting hangs in Kitchen

Dr. Lori reveals unreported secrets, insider tips, and realistic values for the stolen Paul Gauguin painting found in an autoworker's kitchen. Find your own Paul Gauguin painting by understanding what to really look for in his works. Plus, learn the value of the 'other' painting that was found with the Gauguin, by Pierre Bonnard. This autoworker got two masterpieces all for about $100.

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