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A reproductioni Shaker rocker.ANTIQUES ARTICLES

Antiques or Junk? 
Antiques or Collectibles?–That is the Question
 
Arresting Time
Chairs, Chairs and More Chairs
 
Chippendale Changed the Way Furniture Looked
 
Chippendale–The Royalty of Antique Furniture
 
Fake, Faux or Repro 
Grandfather Time
 
Judging the Age of China Can Be a Fool's Errand
 

Parian Ware–Affordable Art for the Masses
Poor Man's Silver
Preserving the Patina–and Value–of Antique Furniture
 
Reproduction Furniture–Is It All That Bad?
 
The Beginnings of American Furniture
 
The Grace of Queen Anne
 
The Value of Scrimshaw Soars
 
The Victorian Era–An Age of Revivals
 
Tiffany Lamps Fetch Astronomical Prices
 
What Exactly is an Antique?
 
What's It Worth?
 
What is That Piece of Furniture Called?

An early Hess toy truck.COLLECTIBLES ARTICLES

Collecting Plasticville, U.S.A. 
Cookie Jars—Good as Gold
Glass Ornaments of Christmases Past
 
Hess-O-Mania
 
Pass Go and Collect on Early Monopoly Games
 
Souvenirs from the 1939 World's Fair Highly Collectible
 
Take Caution Selling Medicine Bottles Says DEA
 
Up, Up and Away with Airline Collectibles

ANTIQUE TIPS

ANTIQUES BOOK SHOP

How to Start a Home-based Antiques Business 
Recognizing and Refinishing Antiques for Pleasure and Profit

 

ANTIQUES TRIVIA

A sailor's valentine.ANTIQUE SPOTLIGHT 
More Antiques Spotlights

18th-Century Safe Deposit Box 
A Light for a Salesman
All That Glitters Isn't Silver
A Musical Chair for Musical Chairs
 
Casters Highlighted Victorian Tables
 
Gem Roller Organ–The American Music Box 
Little World Under the Christmas Tree

Pier Tables—Not for Petticoat Checking
Sailors' ValentinesSouvenirs From the Heart 
Watch Papers are More Than Protection


A 13th-century Chinese tea jar.
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Beyond Venice--Glass in the Venetian Style
Early Tech Auction Offers Rarities 
Glass From Around the World
It Pays to Look Twice 
Lack of Insurance Closes Shows
 
Legendary Vase Sold on Ebay
 
Pedigree Jar Brings Stratospheric Price

Space Age Collectibles Go on the Block
The Concorde Flies Again at Auction

Visions of an American Dreamland
Woman Finds Family Photo


A 19th-century chocolate pot.SPECIAL FEATURES 
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Building a Future with Pieces From the Past 
Giving Antiques and Collectibles as Gifts

The Pottery of Dave the Potter
You, Too, Can Determine If What You Own Has Value

Weaving Their Way Into History

 

A Currier and Ives print.CARING FOR YOUR COLLECTIONS 

An Introduction to Caring for Your Collections 
Care and Treatment of Old Prints

Caring for Pewter
Caring for Your Antique Furniture


COLLECTING

Collecting Antique Furniture for Beginners
Collecting--A Passion or an Obsession
A Snapshot in Time—Collecting Old Magazines


A pocket watch paper.READERS ASK 
Readers Ask Archives
 

Brewery Prints 
Cabinet Bed
 
Chocolate Table

Moovelous! 
Renaissance Revival Rocker
 
Watch Papers Offer More Than Protection


ANTIQUES GLOSSARIES

Glossary of Antique Terms
Glossary of Furniture Styles

 

 


A snowshoe display in the Winter Sport Museum.ANTIQUES TO VIEW 

Looking Through Rose-Colored Glasses
The Country's Oldest Museum
Tiny Ambassadors With a Mission
Winter Sports Museum Educates Customers 
 

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CARING FOR YOUR COLLECTIONS
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ANTIQUES TO VIEW
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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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