Hummel Figurines

The background of the popular German figurines based on the drawings of Sister Hummel are discussed. Learn how to identify the authentic markings, spot the characteristic glazed earthenware ceramics, and understand the true market value of your Hummel figurine. [Video]

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Harry Leslie Hoffman

Harry Leslie Hoffman studied under John F. Weir and painted at the Old Lyme, CT artist colony with Frank DuMond, Childe Hassam, Henry Ward Ranger, Clark Voorhees, Arthur Heming and Mahonri Young. His American Impressionist landscapes continue to attract high end art buyers.

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Emile A. Gruppe

Emile Gruppe led the Cape Ann School of American Impressionism near Gloucester, MA. Gruppe was a painter, teacher, author, and colorist. His paintings attract buyers in the upper echelon of the art market and his books instruct art students to this day.

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Keith Haring

The life and work of the American graffiti artist and HIV AIDs awareness advocate, Keith Haring is the topic. Haring's subway drawings, large scale public sculptures, friendships with Pop art master Andy Warhol and singer Madonna, and interest in Disney cartoons are all discussed.  

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Still Life Paintings

Historical origins and tips to identify valuable still life paintings are offered. Why does a teacher warrant the gift of an apple? Why are blueberries the fruit of royalty? and What does a lemon say about friendship?

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Framing Tips

Dr. Lori offers framing tips. Learn what questions to ask your framer, how to identify a valuable antique frame, choosing glass and archival framing methods, and what pitfalls to avoid.

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Flow Blue

Valuable flow blue ceramics from Staffordshire, England and beyond are discussed along with how to spot valuable marks and pieces. Types of glazes, motifs, and vistas all impact value.

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Eastlake Furniture

Information that will help you to identify valuable Eastlake style furniture from the Victorian era. Decorative moldings, carved designs, woods, and details are some of the attributes of the furniture pieces designed by Charles Eastlake.

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Depression Glass

Dr. Lori offers the inside scoop on Depression glass collectibles made in bright colors throughout the United States. Clues about evaluating patterns, value indicators, and history are discussed.

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Alexander Calder

Philadelphia born sculptor and printmaker, Alexander Calder was an innovator working with constructed metal and printmaking. He created the hanging mobile sculpture in the Abstract Expressionist manner and later, offered the stabile sculpture for large scale public art sites. Values for Calder works of art regularly reach the six figure mark. 

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