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“This is a fun and painless way to give yourself a firmgrounding in the wide wonderful world of antiques andcollectibles.”
Kyle Husfloen, Managing Editor, Antique Trader Weekly andAntique Trader’s Antiques & Collectibles PriceGuide

Do you love to poke around estate sales and antique shops, butcan’t tell the difference between Queen Anne and QueenVictoria furniture? Do you dream of owning that old Oriental rug orMeissen figurine — but worry that the dealer might gouge youon the price? Do you own pieces you think might be valuable —but don’t know where to go for a reliable appraisal? Relax.Antiquing For Dummies answers all your antiquingquestions—and more.

Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve already gottenyour feet wet, this fun, friendly guide will give you the savvy youneed to cruise, schmooze, bargain for, and care for antiques withconfidence. In no time you’ll be able to:

  • Tell the difference between real antiques and stuffthat’s just old
  • Develop an antique hunt plan of attack
  • Select antiques based on the 5 key points of the “RADARTest”
  • Discover hidden treasures at garages, estate sales, auctions,and shops
  • Get the best deals when buying and selling antiques
  • Decorate with antique glass and porcelain from around theworld
  • Clean and care for your precious finds
  • Work an auction—real-time and online

Writing with humor and common sense, Ron Zoglin and DeborahShouse demystify the highfaluting terminology of the antique world.And step-by-step they walk you through all the antiquing essential,including:

  • Different furniture styles and periods of furniture and how todistinguish them
  • Dovetails, nails, and other construction elements that offerclues to a piece’s age
  • Where to go for the best antique bargains — includes tipson how to bid at auctions in person or online
  • All about antique glass, ceramics and silver
  • Integrating antiques into your life at home and at theoffice

Antiquing For Dummies gets you up and running with whatyou need to know to find, research, and negotiate prices like apro.

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