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Antiquing for Dummies
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Do you love to poke around at garage sales and antique shops, but can't tell the difference between Colonial and Victorian? Do you dream of owning an old Oriental rug or a Meissen figurine, but worry that the dealer might gouge you on the price? Ron Zoglin demystifies the terminology of the antique world and shows you how to find, bargain for, buy, and decorate with antiques.More Books

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LEARN ABOUT ANTIQUES

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Why not offer a course?

ALL ABOUT ANTIQUES is that course.
All About Antiques
The Antiques Roadshow has everyone buzzing about antiques–so much so that people often become confused and think every old item is valuable. This course shows the differences between antiques and collectibles, as well as how to buy, sell, collect and display them. An overview of antiques from 1830 to 1910 covering furniture, ceramics, glassware, and silver will show students what to look for in antique shops and in their home.

This is what course participants will learn:

An introduction to collecting antiques.
What is an antique?
The difference between antiques and collectibles.
Determining an object’s value.
How to shop for antiques.

Followed by three antiques surveys:
(only in 3 and 4-week versions)

1. Furniture from 1830-1910
2. Pottery and Porcelain
3. Glass & Silver

And last, but not least, a show and tell of objects brought 
to class by participants to demonstrate what they learned.

This course is available in 2, 3, or 4-week versions in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.

Contact Bob Brooke today to book a date for your group.

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BACK IN TIME
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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.

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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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