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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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A book by Joe L. Rosson

Run--do not walk--to borrow, beg, or buy a copy of PBS-TV hosts Rosson and Fendelman's latest book (the first one was named for their show,Treasures in Your Attic). This treasure trove is the first realistic and practical guide to self-appraising antiques--or … see full wiki

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Author: Joe L. Rosson
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
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Price It Yourself by Rosson, Fendelman et al.

  • Jul 23, 2003
Rating:
+5
This book is an excellent purchase for any first time buyers
of antiques. The work begins with a discussion of the factors
to be considered in an appraisal i.e. material, origin,age,
size, condition and purpose/utilization. The author teaches
how to examine an antique by making mental notes and observing
important details; such as, carvings, initials etc. He provides
an example of the Gorham Company markings on objects. For
instance, a bell shape stamp means that the item was made

circa 1900. An item may have several valuations; namely,
retail value, cash value, liquidation value, replacement value
and the fair market value. The author provides major auction
houses; such as, Garth's, Northeast Auctions, E-bay and
Net-auctions.com. This book is a worthy purchase for any
potential collector or hobby buff.

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