Boy Scouts memorabilia

Values, history and what to look for with Boy Scouts memorabilia such as patches, camping tools, uniforms, advertising and political collectibles and more are discussed.

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Scrimshaw

Understand the history of scrimshaw and identify valuable pieces of carved and inked whale bone, tusks and ivory made popular in New England in the 17th through 19th Centuries.

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Valuable Pearls

Tips to identify fake and real pearls with different pearls like Baroque, cultured, seed, fresh water, and Tahitia with pearl colors of white, black, silver and pink. [Video]

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Lalique

Find out what to look for when identifying valuable Lalique glass pieces such as vases, plates, and bottles. Plus, learn why the pieces are not crystal and do not contain lead and how to spot the many fakes that exist.

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Masonic collectibles

Tips to identify valuable Masonic, the Masons, and Freemasons collectibles by their markings, symbols, and emblems and what collectors want to buy.

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Meissen porcelain

Values and history for Meissen porcelain pieces, tips how to identify valuable pieces and sets by their pattern and mark, plus how restoration could affect value with collectors.

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Colored Gemstones

Tips to identify valuable gemstones like ruby reds, sapphires, and emeralds just by their color. Plus, secrets about their size, carat, hardness, and history. Understand what to look for with gemstones. [Video]

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Girl Scouts memorabilia

Resale markets, values and history of Girl Scouts' memorabilia items such as magazines, pins, badges, jewelry, cookie tins, uniforms, cameras, dolls, pocket knives, watches, and more are discussed.

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Renoir and Matisse Costume Jewelry

Tips to identify valuable Renoir and Matisse costume jewelry by its shapes, forms, materials used, and its unique mark on pieces. Popular with Hollywood celebrities and often overlooked at yard sales.

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Miriam Haskell Costume Jewelry

How to identify Miriam Haskell pieces by their mark, stones, shape, and design plus values for select pieces and tips and history for this popular costume jewelry maker

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