08/23/2016
How to Refinish Vintage Brass and Copper Umbrella Stands
Make that vintage brass or copper umbrella stand look like new. Oxidized, tarnished, or corroded umbrella stands can be refinished for years of enjoyment using these simple techniques.

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08/15/2016
Restoring Antiques With Simple Molds and Casts
Treasured antiques can be restored to museum quality by using simple mold making and casting techniques to replace missing or damaged pieces.The author shares some of these molding-casting techniques through the article.

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06/15/2016
How To Tell Real Antique Furniture From Reproductions
Do you want to keep from paying too much for your product at a flea market or yard sale? I will explain to you how to tell the difference between an antique and a reproduction.

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04/04/2016
Should You Buy Reproduction Porcelain Signs?
There can be an argument made for owning reproduction porcelain signs. Whether you purchase for yourself or to resell in your store, reproduction porcelain signs should be an option to explore.

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03/31/2016
How To Spot Fake Porcelain Signs
Its important to know the difference between a fake porcelain sign and a real porcelain sign. Without some tips, you can make a costly mistake.

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02/24/2016
Antique Reclaimed Furniture
Home interiors Indian style, the harmony of space and eastern designs are interwoven with regional traditional artwork and architecturals. Meharab foliated style arches, carved stone columns,pillars and screens (jalis), armoires, antique doors, temple carvings, panels, sideboards and intricately detailed design recall the Mughal forms of India.

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12/18/2015
Those Items Aren't Trash - They're Antiques!
One man's trash is another man's treasure. These valuable antiques were found tucked away in attics, walls, and thrift stores, waiting to make their discoverer rich!

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10/30/2015
How to Decorate With Antiques, Part 3: The Best Ways to Live With Your Antiques
As with any worthwhile endeavor completing a bit of homework prepares you for the task at hand. In this instance the task is displaying your growing collection of antique furniture, art and/or accessories in your home. Defining your personal relationship with antiques and clearly understanding the type of antiques to which you are drawn are the points of homework that provide the springboard for displaying your collection. Here are the two best ways to live with your antiques:

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10/29/2015
How to Decorate With Antiques, Part 2 - Knowing Which Collector Type You Are
A clear understanding of how you envision antiques in your home is a solid starting point in understanding how to decorate with these strong designing tools. It's no exaggeration to say that successfully using antiques is predicated on knowing what you want to accomplish in your home. The strategy required to fill an entire house with period perfect pieces will vary greatly from the homeowner seeking one sculptural piece to offset a collection of modern art and furnishings. But equal to this understanding is the need to clearly see yourself in one of the following 5 collecting categories.

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10/29/2015
How to Decorate With Antiques, Part 1
For some the thought of living with 'old things' is repellent, but for those who've experienced the richness afforded by a well selected and smartly placed antique, the experience is more thrilling than traumatizing. To better understand your relationship with antiques here are some thoughts on the reality of that relationship and how it plays out in the real world.

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08/25/2015
How to Shop for Antiques
On hot summer days it's easy to remember jumping into the cab of a pickup truck and riding to the nearest flea market. Collecting antiques is a family affair and the warmest season in Ohio is the best time to look. For instance, places like the Chippewa Lake Flea Market, appeal to any antique collector. The 1st Sunday of every month is the time to bring some cash and channel your inner collector

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07/30/2015
What's the Hype With Coin Collecting? It's Fun
What is all of the hype with coin collecting? Well, it's fun first of all! Coin collecting is like treasure hunting every day. You never know whats inside a coin roll or your wallet/purse. Try it out. This article will help you.

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07/10/2015
Eight Antiques That Are Surprisingly Valuable
The dusty old boxes in your attic or basement could be hiding a treasure! Check out these antiques that are surprisingly valuable.

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05/27/2015
Get Your Precious Antique Silver Evaluated By A Reputable Antique Silver Dealer
Antique Silver items are much valued because of their intricate craftsmanship. It has its own market, so you need to approach a dealer who deals with such items categorically rather than someone who just deals with silver. To get a fair price and money that is the actual worth of the item, an antique dealer is your best option.

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05/07/2015
Midcentury Modern Furniture Design
The period between the end of World War II and the early 1960s brought a period of optimism and prosperity to America. John F. Kennedy becomes president, a man flies into space, and it seemed like a time when anything was possible.

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02/26/2015
Metal Detecting and Its Part in Discovering Ancient Artefacts
School is arguably the best or the worst time of our life but it is often at this time that we develop an interest that carries on throughout life. It could be sport, or dress design or something more "mundane" like history. But is it really mundane? It is often said that life goes around in cycles so in knowing history, we stand a good chance of actually being ahead of others!

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02/23/2015
Bringing Ancient Antique Jewellery Back to Life
Antique Jewellery is able to help you track both the historical and social traditions and condition of a country at any given time. It also allows you to establish cultural and economic levels of these ancient societies, from the symbolism and nature of the artwork used and produced.

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01/03/2015
Explore the History of Pueblo Pottery
Pueblo Indians are the Native Americans responsible making Pueblo pottery. An unfortunate history made these wares hard to find and difficult to study.

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12/23/2014
All About Upcycling
Upcycling is one of those words that sound familiar but turn out to be quite hard to explain to another person. You know what it is but can only give examples when you have to explain it. Similar to recycling, there are unwanted materials involved.

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12/17/2014
A Brief History Including Tips for Collecting Antique Creche
Having a collection of creche is especially enjoyable during the holiday season. Displaying and knowing the provenance, how and where each figure was obtained is both entertaining and informative for holiday visitors to your home. Here are some helpful tips for identifying and collecting authentic creche.

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