Bayeux Tapestry

Learn how the Bayeux Tapestry was made, why it was commissioned and how to read its scenes. Find out what it means for a king to have their knees apart. Plus, understand who is depicted on the tapestry and how this piece of history relates to the Vikings.

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Presidential Campaign Collectibles

List of valuable Presidential campaign collectibles including buttons, posters, ribbons, and photographs. Find out what makes a campaign collectible valuable and discover oddities like figurines, soap, lighters, salt and pepper shakers and more that collectors buy and sell.

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Antique Pocketbooks, Wallets, Purses

How to find values and identify antique pocketbooks, wallets and purses that are made of linen, silk, leather, and wool. Determine their age by understanding the history of the popular carry-all.

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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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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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Jacquard Coverlets

A brief history of the Jacquard coverlet and woven cotton blankets from the 1800s. Values, tips about identifying Jacquard coverlets, and the use of the loom to produce complex and intricate patterns.

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Identifying Oriental Rugs

Information and identification tips about Oriental rugs, knotting patterns, color palettes, materials, motifs, and textiles used.

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Needlework Samplers

Tips on the origins, condition, and methods of identification–English versus American–for needlework and embroidered samplers. Learn what traits reveal a valuable sampler in terms of stitchery, materials, and pictorial iconography.

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Antique Rugs & Carpets

Learn the history and how to identify rugs and carpets by patterns of knots, materials used, and details. Carpets from Turkey, Caucasus, Central Asia, China, India, and Persia are featured. Tips provided about piles, knotting, color, and patterns.

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