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APPRAISAL METHODS - CARE FOR ANTIQUE METALWARE & CRYSTAL - VINTAGE TOYS & TRAINS - 19thC AMERICAN PAINTINGS - ANTIQUE FIREARMS - SHEFFIELD CANDLESTICKS
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HOW TO IDENTIFY ANTIQUES - The value and importance of makers' marks
Appreciating makers' marks and learning how to read them. Why signed pieces have a significant story to tell that leads to better estimates of their worth...
APPRAISALS & ANTIQUES VALUES - Part I - Some Definitions
What it means to have an appraisal and how it depends on the purpose. Useful definitions of related terms and ways to help you decide when to have one and why...
APPRAISALS & ANTIQUES VALUES - Part II – What is an Appraisal
Costs associated with appraisals and methods of estimating values or market trends. Types of price guides and other factors to consider when evaluating antiques & collectibles...
FINE CUT GLASS & CRYSTAL
The Care and Cleaning of Fine Cut Glass
Methods to clean & care for your American Cut Glass or Crystal antiques. Safe guidelines on preserving the beauty and brilliance of old crystal & glass. Proper display advice to prolong its life...
CARE, CLEANING and CONSERVATION METHODS for ANTIQUE METAL - Useful tips for restoring Lamps, Clocks, Ormolu, Spelter, Bronze
Detailed advice on using proven techniques to safely clean, restore and care for old metalware...
ANTIQUE TOYS, TRAINS & DOLLS
Useful advice on how to appraise antique or vintage trains, dolls, mechanical banks, models, and toys. Understand the materials used to make them and learn historical facts on various manufacturers that have influenced their evolution. Also, how to recognize reproductions...
CHARLEVILLE MUSKETS AND ANTIQUE AMERICAN FIREARMS
Historical facts and interesting trivia on antique & vintage Firearms...
SHEFFIELD SILVER CANDLESTICKS
Styles of Silver & Silverplated Candlesticks. Designs and methods used to manufacture antique candlesticks, chambersticks, and candelabra...
19thC AMERICAN PAINTERS
Learn of the prevalent styles adopted by American painters and European influences that dominated the Ameircan Art world in the 18th & 19thC...
RESTORING OLD FURNITURE & ANTIQUES
Ways to bring your items back to life and enjoy them for many years to come...
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