Preventing Property Theft

Many of us are leaving ourselves vulnerable when it comes to protecting the objects in our homes. These are real life stories of people who have been robbed and Dr. Lori's tips to prevent this happening to you. Protect yourself from potential theft.

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Predictions & the Antiques Market

Learn about the patterns of collecting and how to be on top of the art, antiques, and collectibles market. Understand the concept of timing when it comes to buying antiques.

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Auction Box Lot

Dos and don'ts of auction box lots. Real stories of finding valuable antiques at the bottom of an auction box filled with junk is exciting and commonplace. A cheap box sold at the end of an auction can be a real treasure trove.

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Yard Sale Tips

Read about the history of yard sales, how Americans are losing tons of money on their front lawns, and how to spot an overlooked work of art or antiques that was overlooked at your neighbor's yard sale.

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Starving Artists Sales

Dr. Lori reveals the real story behind the advertised sales for starving artists paintings. Learn about oleographs, mass produced paintings, and how they impact the art market.

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Select a Frame

Dr. Lori shows you tips and techniques for choosing the right frame for your work of art. She outlines how the proper frame can impact the look, long term condition, and value of your art.

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Antique Price Guides: Worth it?

Get the inside track on antiques price guides. How they impact the prices you pay in the antiques market. Learn why these books may not be worth the paper they are printed on.

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What is Patina?

Patina and its correct usage in the world of art and antiques is discussed. How many so-called expert do not use the term correctly. An object's patina can impact its value in the fine art and antiques market. [Video]

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Inside Auctions

Get the inside scoop about buying and selling at auction. Will you really bring home the lion's share of the money? Can your heirlooms generate significant cash at auction? Dr. Lori reveals the hidden tricks.

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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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