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A part of a chair leg.
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Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2015

The goal of this comprehensive guide is to inform and educate collectors so they can buy and sell with confidence. Filled with more than 4,300 new color images, expert insight on everything from cherished classics to the latest trends, and vetted values throughout makes this book the premiere antiques reference.
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LEARN ABOUT ANTIQUES

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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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