Gold Victorian Jewelry

Do you love jewelry? Queen Victoria did. The pieces she wore during her long reign thru much of the 19th Century remain valuable on the secondhand market. Get tips to identify, date and value gold Victorian jewelry by fineness markings, karat weight, color and appearance.

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List of Online Vintage Clothing Shops

Running out of places to shop online? Don’t miss shopping for cool stuff. See this list of online vintage clothing shops to find bargains, deals and hard to find items. Purses, dresses and name brands can be found at discount prices and you’ll practice sustainability as you shop too.

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Mid Century Modern Scandinavian Chairs

Can you spot the characteristics of Scandinavian Design furniture? Do you know its origins? Learn how to identify Mid Century Modern Scandinavian chairs, specific designers and IKEA’s part in the revival of this style. Discover designs to find like Gustavian, Womb and Egg chairs.

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Squishmallows Toy Values

Why are Squishmallows growing in popularity? How do they relate to the Beanie Babies craze decades ago? Learn about the markets, tags, culture and Squishmallows toy values. Millions of dollars of this popular toy have sold with select toys already retired but available from resellers.

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How to Spot a Chanel Fake

Do you have a real or fake piece of Chanel? Discover what to look for when identifying marks, plating, weight and many more details when learning how to spot a Chanel fake. Get specifics tips and clues about logos and time period, construction of earrings, faux pearls and gemstones.

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Carnival Glass Makers & Markets

Names like Fenton, Northwood and Westmoreland are some of the carnival glass makers that buyers desire in the markets. Discover why it’s popular, how it was affected by the Depression and its relation to Tiffany glass. Plus, learn about its collecting history and get reselling tips.

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Beanie Babies Craze of 1990s

Learn about the beginnings, milestones and the Walt Disney connections that sparked the Beanie Babies craze of the 1990s. Learn how marketing and culture reflected their popularity. Notable figures like Princess Diana, the early years of the internet and McDonald’s all played a role.

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List of Costume Jewelry Metals

Costume jewelry is popular and valuable. Learn to identify the styles, marks and materials including this list of costume jewelry metals when shopping and valuing pieces of costume jewelry. Plus, the processes of rhodium, gold and silver plating is revealed to help you find and value pieces.

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List of Costume Jewelry Marks

Can’t find valuable costume jewelry? Don’t know the designer marks to look for? Want to cash in on costume jewelry at the thrift store? Dr. Lori’s list of costume jewelry marks and designers shows you how to find valuable jewelry at thrift stores–Schreiner, Haskell, Kramer, Ciner, etc.

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Vintage Coach Bags

Did you find valuable Coach products in your recent thrifting haul? Need identification and reselling help for purses? Read about the styles, history and popularity of vintage Coach bags and their different designs and features. Plus, learn helpful collecting and reselling tips.

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