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How to Preserve That Antique

| February 1, 2014
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori</br> How to Preserve That Antique

How to Preserve That Antique

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
A Big Mistake on eBay

| January 1, 2014
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori</br> A Big Mistake on eBay

Every one of us has at some point found ourselves with an old bottle in our hands — some older than others. I get questions about how to tell a valuable bottle from a cheap one all the time. I wrote this article based on a cautionary tale that I heard recently.

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Antique Snow Globes

| December 1, 2013
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori</br>Antique Snow Globes

The history of cookie jars is as diverse and extensive as cookies themselves. Just like nilla wafers, fig newtons, and oreos, cookie jars come in a wide array of shapes, colors, and sizes.

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Remembering Collectible Cookie Jars

| November 1, 2013
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori</br>Remembering Collectible Cookie Jars

The history of cookie jars is as diverse and extensive as cookies themselves. Just like nilla wafers, fig newtons, and oreos, cookie jars come in a wide array of shapes, colors, and sizes.

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Lighting Your Antiques

| October 1, 2013
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Lighting Your Antiques

Sometimes you can teach an old dog a new trick. In this instance, I am the old dog. After years of working in museums and trying to light a fine work of art or an antique in the most flattering and least damaging way,

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: How to Tell Crystal from Glass

| September 1, 2013
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: How to Tell Crystal from Glass

Crystal dish by the French collectibles firm, Lalique.

When it comes to glassware, most people think that the best way to spot quality is to “ting” a glass and listen. If you educate your eyes to spot a high quality piece of crystal,

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Tales from America’s Appraiser

| August 1, 2013
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Tales from America’s Appraiser

BRING YOUR ANTIQUES
to Dr. Lori for
FREE APPRAISALS
at the Fall Home & Garden Show
at the Waterway Marriott in
The Woodlands Aug. 24 & 25!

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Vintage Swimsuits on the Market

| July 1, 2013
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Vintage Swimsuits on the Market

Actress Pamela Anderson’s famous red swimsuit from her role on TV’s Baywatch sold for $275.

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Collecting Antique Motorcycles

| June 1, 2013
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Collecting Antique Motorcycles

To some, a motorcycle is just a vehicle. To motorcycle enthusiasts, collectors, and historians, motorcycles are so much more >>> more

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Step Right Up: Collecting Carnival Antiques

| May 1, 2013
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori:  Step Right Up: Collecting Carnival Antiques

I recently appraised a vintage carnival game on the season 4 premiere of Discovery channel’s Auction Kings that was picked by Gallery 63’s picker and general manager, Jon Hammond.

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Appraising Some “Manly” Antiques

| April 1, 2013
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori:  Appraising Some “Manly” Antiques

At my public antiques appraisal events, I don’t have anyone waiting in line. And, when I appraise objects, I cut to the core. No nonsense, no delicate highbrow vocabulary, no malarkey. I tell it like it is. If you have a piece of junk, I tell you. If you spent too much money on something, I tell you. If you are hoping to become a millionaire on a collection of Pez dispensers, I tell you that it’s not happening in this lifetime.

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Circa 1940s Blue Ridge dinner plate

| March 1, 2013
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Circa 1940s Blue Ridge dinner plate

I am a firm believer in the ritual of spring cleaning. When it comes to the seasonal cleanup, many people believe that the easiest thing to do is to just throw everything away. However, that’s not always smart.

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Yard sales

| February 1, 2013
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Yard sales

“Dr. Lori will be featured on the season premiere of Auction Kings airing Thursday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. CT.”

Have you ever spent a Saturday morning going to yard sales? The signs are all around you, but you don’t want to drive around aimlessly or waste money buying junk. Here are some tips for making the most of your yard sale shopping spree.

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: White House Christmas Cards: 1945 to the Present

| December 1, 2012
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: White House Christmas Cards: 1945 to the Present

White House Christmas Cards: 1945 to the Present

President Ulysses S. Grant made Christmas Day (December 25) a national holiday in 1870. From that point forward, a Christmas card from the White House was a special keepsake.

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Antique Furniture Clues

| November 1, 2012
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Antique Furniture Clues

In today’s antiques market, collectors and connoisseurs seriously consider the style and the material of antique furniture before investing in a piece. Spotting an antique piece of furniture is not difficult if you know where to look.

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Is it Toy Trash or a Kid Collectible

| October 1, 2012
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Is it Toy Trash or a Kid Collectible

Dr. Lori
Star Appraiser on the hit TV show Auction Kings on Discovery Channel.
Is it Toy Trash or a Kid Collectible?
Tips on what to keep and what can go

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Assessing Walt Disney Autographs

| September 1, 2012
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Assessing Walt Disney Autographs

Dr. Lori

Star Appraiser on the hit TV show Auction Kings on Discovery Channel.
Assessing Walt Disney Autographs
His authentic signature can command more money than autographs by most U.S. Presidents

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Olympics Highlight a World of Collectibles

| August 1, 2012
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Olympics Highlight a World of Collectibles

Olympics Highlight a World of Collectibles
You don’t have to be an athlete to score a great memento

While the Olympic Games originated in the ancient world, they still stir great worldwide excitement today. I have appraised many collectibles associated with the Olympic Games over the years including pins,

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Motorcycles and the American Dynamic “Steel Ponies” star in a museum exhibit

| July 1, 2012
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Motorcycles and the American Dynamic “Steel Ponies” star in a museum exhibit

Motorcycles and the American Dynamic “Steel Ponies” star in a museum exhibit

I went to a fabulous museum show recently. This exhibition featured the work of master artists, highlighted aspects of American culture, traced the history of the entire 20th century, and focused on advancements in technology. It had everything …

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Antique Prints

| June 1, 2012
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Antique Prints

A Primer on Antique Prints, Prints Can Bring Very High Values

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