Price It Yourself!: The Definitive, Down-to-earth Guide to Appraising Antiques and Collectibles in Your Home, at Auctions, Estate Sales, Shops, and Yard Sales

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Harper Collins, Mar 18, 2003 - Antiques & Collectibles - 384 pages
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Discover the tools used by professional appraisers to evaluate your own antiques and make educated decisions in the antiques market.

Now the information once held by a select group of professional appraisers is available for all levels of collectors. With great wit and wisdom, Joe L. Rosson and Helaine Fendelman -- hosts of the popular television show Treasures in Your AtticTM, seen on PBS stations nationwide -- will help you identify, understand, and determine the potential value of any type of antique or collectible. Price It Yourself! not only explores all the basic concepts and skills that you must know in order to value an antique ACCURATELY, it is also filled with practice appraisals to help you develop an "eye" for value.

Price It Yourself! is truly the most comprehensive antiques appraisal and research guide available, covering furniture, glass, pottery and porcelain, silver and other metals, household collectibles, and much more.

 

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Contents

The Appraisal Process
32
Factors That Add and Subtract Value
68
Why an Item Has More Than
91
Practice Appraisals
123
LOT
168
Porcelain Figure Group
208
MISCELLANEOUS
284
Resource Guide Building a Library
305
Conclusion
342
Glossary
351
Index
365
Copyright

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Joe L. Rosson and Helaine Fendelman are the host of the popular television show seen on PBS stations nationwide Treasures in the Attic. Helaine writes the "What is it? What is it worth?" column for Country Living magazine and Joe is the antiques columnist for the Knoxville News-Sentinel. They both write Scripts Howard weekly newspaper column "Treasures in the attic".

Helaine Fendelman and Joe L. Rosson are the co-hosts of the popular television series "Treasures in Your Attic," and together they authored the companion book to the series as well as a nationally syndicated " Treasures in Your Attic" newspaper column. Separately, Helaine Fendelman writes the column " What Is It? What Is It Worth?" for "Country Living" magazine, and Joe Rosson is the antiques columnist for the "Knoxville News-Sentinel,

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