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ANTIQUE GUIDES FOR GENERALISTS
Got a question you've been dying to ask, but don't know who to turn to? Now
you do. When it comes to antiques and collectibles, there's no better source
than Chatelaine's Antiques, Collectibles & Appraisals. And if we don't have the
answer ourselves, we can turn to any one of our expert specialists for help.
I collect a wide variety of things, such as jewelry, dolls and figurines.
Which books should I use to research the antiques and collectibles I have?
A lot of books specialize, but I have something from just about every
— Kathleen G.
General guides can be great sources of quick information, but often they
cover each topic too thinly. You may find that you're left wanting for
That said, two of the best general resources are
Antiques and Collectibles Price List 2002 and
Kovels' price guides range from general to the very
specific, such as bottles and Royal Doulton. They could use more images
and less text, but they're laid out well and easy to use.
You also might want to do some research online. Chatelaine's Antiques
has information on almost everything people collect. You'll find how-to
guides, links to other relevant sites, and answers to all sorts of
questions. Also, try checking eBay
auctions for prices. That way
you can find out exactly what people are willing to pay today ~ something a price guide can't tell you.
Latest Price Guides from Amazon USA:
Miller's Antiques Price Guide 2002 by Elizabeth Norfolk
Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price List 2002 by Ralph Kovel, Terry Kovel
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