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Researching Tips: Works of Art

Are you trying to research your painting, print, or sculpture and getting confused with terms used by scholars and museum professionals? You think your piece looks like what is found on the museum’s website, but they note the work as “attributed to” a particular artist? What does that mean? Find out what this term and others mean for the value of the work that you are researching or simply enjoying during a museum visit.

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How to Date an Antique Portrait

Does your family have an heirloom portrait painting that you are trying to identify and date? Did you buy a portrait painting at an auction or antique shop? See how to date the portrait and understand key tips for value. Read the common mistakes people make and how to avoid them.

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3 Valuables in your House

Do you spend your time shopping at yard sales and auctions trying to find that valuable antique? Have you looked in your home or grandma’s attic or basement first? Valuables like duck decoys, Belleek, and pottery are right in your house. Discover three valuables and antiques found in homes just like yours, grandma’s and even grandfather’s. Did you miss these in your house?

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3 Guidelines to Selling Antiques

Trying to sell your antiques or get them appraised, valued and identified? Don’t get ripped off. Read these three tips that involve your address, friends, and busy schedule that will help you avoid getting taken. You need to make money, not lose it.

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Three Finds at Yard Sales

Are you a yard sale shopper, trying to find that valuable antique, book or painting? Well, read three true stories of yard sale finds that were discovered by Dr. Lori at her popular antiques appraisal events. See what antiques and collectibles to look for so you don’t miss a 10,000 dollar book among other valuables.

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How to Shop for Vintage Furniture

Are you shopping to redesign and furnish that room with vintage furniture? Planning a DIY project with your purchase to fit with your new design? Find out how to get better deals, what to look for and what to avoid. Simple tips.

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3 Tips to Set Selling Prices

How do you set your prices when selling antiques? Do you price it high or low? Which is better? Should you or the buyer set the price? Should you listen to your neighbors or rumors about the value of your blanket chest or wall clock? Understand my tips and get top dollar.

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3 Repairing Tips for Antiques

Thinking of repairing your damaged Staffordshire pottery piece or restoring the Currier & Ives print you bought at an antiques shop? Before you do it, you want to read these three tips to protect both you and your antique or work of art’s value. See what questions to ask and how to proceed.

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3 Pickers Find Valuables

Do you like to pick for antiques? See three items discovered and you missed that were brought to Dr. Lori at her events. Find out the values for a Gone with the Wind book, Keith Haring lithograph, and Robert Han Nong painting that were found at flea markets, Goodwill, and curbside trash.

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3 Tips to Sell Antiques Online

Are you limiting your options when selling your antiques online? Do you know how and why to set a reserve auction price? Are you using social media and sharing your antiques sale with friends and family? Understand how to get the most money when selling your antiques online.

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