two of the best general resources are Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price List 2002 and Antique Trader's. Chatelaine's Antiques Collectibles Appraisals

 

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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.


Dear 1Earth,
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 category.
Kathleen G.

Dear Kathleen,
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 more.

That said, two of the best general resources are Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price List 2002 and Antique Trader's.

Topics for 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.


 



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