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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

Values: Auction, Insurance, Retail

Tips explaining what these different values mean in the world of antiques. Understand which values are high, which are low and why. Dr. Lori outlines why it is best to buy at auction and sell at retail.

Read More »

Three Most Valuable Antiques

How do you know what is valuable in your house? Dr. Lori outlines the three most valuable items that are always worth money. Memorize this short list and always spot a valuable when shopping at a flea market and antiques shop or when downsizing and settling an estate.

Read More »

Selling President JFK Collectibles

Read my tips and values for the three most popular President Kennedy related collectibles. Plus, I reveal the best time to sell and buy for the biggest profit. JFK and Kennedy family related record albums, campaign memorabilia, vases, and magazines are collectible.

Read More »

Don’t Use eBay as a Price Guide

Everybody does it and you are making big mistakes and losing tens of thousands of dollars by incorrectly valuing items. Here are real stories told to me by fans like just like you. Read my three reasons why you should not use eBay as a substitute for an appraisal. The online auction site does not reflect true values.

Read More »

Violin from The Titanic sells $1.6M

Did you hear that a violin played on the Titanic sold for $1.6 Million dollars? Sure, the sale of a piece of Titanic memorabilia is exciting and everybody loves a good story, but for some unknown reason, everybody thinks that their old violin is only valuable object in the family. Before you bring your violin to one of my events or send photos for my review, read my three points on this news story, violins, and the Stradivarius mark.

Read More »