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Art & antiques by Dr. Lori

Spotting antique value in your home

November 28, 2013
By LORI VERDERAME - Special to the Sun-Gazette , Williamsport Sun-Gazette

As an award-winning TV expert and Ph.D. antiques appraiser, I tell people how to recognize valuable antiques. When you are searching around your house, you might overlook those unexpected old items such as vintage handbags, chenille bedspreads, old board games, 8-track tapes and music cassettes, ceramic, silver tea sets, and mid-century modern desk blotters, etc. Many people don't realize that collectors want everything from antique fountain pens to circa 1990s video games. If you are trying to figure out what is trash and what is treasure, remember these key points.



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