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Kovel's Guide to Selling Your Antiques and Collectibles
by Ralph and Terry Kovel

In this handy guide, the Kovels offer advice on selling a variety of antiques and collectibles in 75 categories, all arranged in alphabetical order. They discuss everything from where’s the market to appraisals to the proper procedures for a house sale and dealing with auction houses.                More Books

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AN-TIQUE (an-teek) An object having special value because of its age, especially a domestic item, piece of furniture or decorative arts object esteemed for its artistry, beauty, or period of origin.

Antiques sign at a local flea market.

The Antiques Almanac, a reference site for beginning and intermediate collectors, is your first stop on the Web in your search for information about antiques and collectibles. Here, you’ll find articles on a variety of American and international antiques, including furniture, china, glass, silver, and other decorative arts from the Colonial, Empire, Victorian, and Art Nouveau Periods, plus vintage and modern collectibles, plus interesting historical facts, antiques book reviews, antique tips, and recommendations for caring for your collection.

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Antiques
Biedermeier Furniture
Many people probably believe that the design concept of "form follows function" began with the Bauhaus in Germany during the 1930s. In fact, it began a century before in southern Germany and Austria during the Beidermeier Era, a German-based decorative movement which spread throughout Europe from 1815 to 1848.
                                                      
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A Snapshot in Time
Because they’re dated, old magazines, especially those from the first half of the 20th century, offer a snapshot of a specific time. Reading the articles, looking at the photos and the advertisements, all give you a sense of the moment.
           
                                       
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Weaving Their Way Into History 
In the world of antiques, many people frown on reproductions, but at Family Heir-Loom Weavers of Red Lion, just outside of York, Pennsylvania, history is a precious commodity. Here, in a former Meadow View Dairy milk bottling plant, David and Carole Kline and their son, Patrick, re-create historic fabrics and carpets for use in
re-enactments and historic homes. 
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Stay tuned for lots of new articles on antiques and collectibles, plus some all new features.

CARING FOR YOUR COLLECTIONS
An occasional feature about caring
for your antiques and collectibles.

ANTIQUES TO VIEW
A new feature showcasing outstanding museums where you
can see unusual antiques.

Winter Sports Museum Educates Customers
by Bob Brooke



While all antique dealers sell items from the past, few take advantage of them to teach their customers a little about the items’ history. The folks at Ski Country Antiques in Evergreen, Colorado, have done just that.
   

How to Recognize and Refinish Antiques for Pleasure and Profit

Book: How to Recognizing and Refinishing Antiques for Pleasure and Profit

Have you ever bought an antique or collectible that was less than perfect and needed some TLC? Bob's new book offers tips and step-by- step instructions for simple maintenance and restoration of common antiques.

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