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How to spot fakes and antique restoration with black light

Unfortunately, although most antique dealers and collectors are honest, you always have to keep an eye out for fakes, reproductions and antique restoration when buying. As time has passed, the forgeries have gotten better and better while many of our eyes of gotten worse and worse. Aside from using only REPUTABLE DEALERS AND AUCTIONEERS, your best bet is to familiarize yourself with a black light ... Read more »

10 Things You Need To Know About Antique Markets

1: The market is dynamic -Like all markets and industries, the antique market is always changing in terms of what is being collected, prices and how pieces are being sold. Although it can be tough to get a handle on prices and trends its important to check prices at recent auctions and visit advertising shows such as Madison Bouckville and the Indianapolis Ad Show to listen to dealers and get a fe... Read more »

Roly Poly Tin History and Guide

Roly Poly Tins (The Little Round People) One of the most novel and among the most collectable of all tobacco tins is a series of six little people known to collectors and “Roly Polys”. Each of these little characters is 7 inches tall, by 6 inches in diameter at the widest point. Each is multicolored and carefully lithographed. They were manufactured by combining 3 pieces of metal, two of which wer... Read more »

Antique Country Store

The formation of the antique country store began soon after the American Civil War, people started moving around and settling their own small communities all over the country. Most of these settlements were far away from the big cities. So each small town needed a doctors office, and maybe a dentist, a blacksmith, a veterinarian, and of course food and drinking establishments. But, also arose a ne... Read more »

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