Don't Call the Thrift Shop: What to Do With a Lifetime of Well-Loved Possessions

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M. Evans, Feb 7, 2007 - Antiques & Collectibles - 264 pages
When it's time for a move to a retirement home, a smaller home, or there's a death in the family, how should you manage a lifetime of family heirlooms and cherished possessions? Should that old chest go to the rummage sale, or is it a rare antique? What
about jewelry, coins, stamp collections, china, silver, glass, memorabilia, baseball cards and toys? Are they valuable? How can we tell? Who will buy them? What are they really worth?

This book is your key to finding the value of everything from diamonds to Teddy Bears, as well as tips about estate planning and appraisals. Find out all about:
*the hottest collectibles markets and why some items skyrocket in price
*how experts spot a valuable antique
*where to get information used by professionals
*selling at auctions, estate sales, and on eBay
 

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Contents

Life Stories
1
Estate Planning Basics
11
Value and Appraisals
18
Information Please
30
Furniture
42
Ceramics and Glass
53
Jewelry
66
Rare Coins and Precious Metals
81
Memorabilia
129
Stamps Comics Photos and Other Paper Pastimes
146
Art Rugs Silver and Collectibles
158
Auctions Estate Sales and Dealers
173
Selling on eBay
188
Charitable Donations
198
Epilogue Finding the Treasures
209
Suggestions for Research and Further Reading
211

Books
92
Dolls and Toys
101
Vintage Fashion
117
Internet Resource Guide
219
Index
237
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About the author (2007)

Susannah Ryder worked in the fine art and antiques profession before embarking on a career in financial services. She combines her background in collectibles with financial insights to produce this comprehensive guide. Susannah lives in Los Angeles, California.

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