Antique Frequently Asked Questions

Does the damage take away value?

What signs should I look for when buying an antique?

How will I know what is valuable?

My antique bed frame is squeaky, what can I use?

Can I trust this dealer?

How can I identify Carnival Glass?

How do I prevent leather bound books from drying out?

How should I care for wooden dolls?

How should I move my clocks?

How can I clean my clock?

What is the history of Fiestaware?

What is an antiques worse enemy?

How do I remove wax from my collectilble?

Should I anchor a grandfatherīs clock to the wall?

What is the history of the Grandfather clock?

Where should I find an appraiser?

Are glass tops good for my wood?

How can I date hand-blown bottles?

What should I do when buying antiques over the internet?

How should I have my appraisals done?

Where should I find an appraiser?

How can I clean my clock?

How can I unstick my drawers?

How can I remove stains from my porcelain pieces?

How can I identify an older piece of Crackle Glass?

What are the early colors of Fiestaware?

How does location of furniture affect the prices of antiques?

What pieces of Fiestaware are valuable?

Is Fiestaware plate color red safe?

What is the history of Kerosene Lamps?

What should I look for when buying antique chairs?

Can I place flowers in my antique pottery or porcelain?

How should I be informed when buying antiques?

Should I wait on buying an anitique?

How do I get rid of musty odors in my antique furniture?

What is the best way to clean my antique linens?

How do I identify the age of old milk bottles?

Any higher value to a cut glass piece with a signature?

How will repairing my furniture effect itīs value?

What is the history of Roseville Pottery?

How should I clean my linens?

What shouldnīt I use when repairing anitique furniture?

Describe the toys of 1880-1910 period?

How can I date molded bottles?

How should I clean my glasses?

How can I identify a antique cast iron toy?

What is the history behind Tiffany Lamps?

How should I iron my vintage linens?

I need advice on coin collecting?

How should I clean my old books?

How should I clean my unglazed pieces of Pottery?

How should I store my old books?

How else can I use my vintage aprons?

What can hard water do to my glasses and how can I treat it?

What is an egg cup collector called?

How will humidity affect my finishing work?

How is Crackle Glass made?

What companies produced Crackle Glass?

What kind of crafts could I make out of my old jewelry?

How can I test if an engraving on glass is old?

What is the definition for Porcelain and Pottery?

How do I clean my antique wicker?

Describe the Art Nouveau to WW1 period of Jewelry.

Describe the Napoleon to Romaticism Era?

How should I store my vintage linens?

How should I clean my rug, and what should I use?

What kind of crafts could I make out of vintage fabric?

Any precautions with silver decorated glassware?

What is the history behind the Silhouette?

What should I do with my tea saucers?

What is the best way to clean my Porcelain?

What does a longcase or tallcase clock refer to?

What is a carriage clock?

Describe toys in the First World War period?

How can I tell if itīs oil-based paint or latex/acrylic paint?

Any precautions with storing foods in crystal bowls?

What should I bring with me when I go antique shopping?

How should I store my glasses?

What is the proper name for a clock doctor?

What should I look for when collecting marbles?

How should I polish my furniture?

Describe the 1960 to Present period of jewelry.

What is a Shelf Clock?

Should I wear protective gloves?

Describe the 1930"s to present toys?

Any special precautions when repairing dolls?

How should I care for my vinyl dolls?

What is the best care and polish for antique furniture?

What types of radioīs are of value today?

What should I do when I buy antiques on the internet?

Is wood made from old houses or barns considered an antique?

How can I tell if my crystal chandelier is really crystal?

What is the movement of a clock?

How can I find repairs done on porcelain or pottery?

What is the history of jewelry in the 18th century?

What is dovetailing?

What can I do with my old shoe buckles?

How should I store celluloid dolls?

What is the best method to clean composition dolls?

Any factors to consider before cleaning vintage linens?

What is the Victorian to Revival period in jewelry?

My antique rug is badly damaged, what should I do?

Is there any danger with wood dust?

Describe the early history of toys?

Where can I find a replacement for my china set?

Should I paint my old cast iron toy?

How should I touch up my collectible?

What is another definition of a collector?

How should I store my glassware?

What is the history of the radio?

Should I ask what kind of wood, before I buy?

Will harispray discolor my jewelry?

Describe the Art Deco to Modern period of jewelry.

What are predictions for the future?

What is the dial of a clock?

What is a Wall Clock?

Should I use a protective pad underneath my antique rug?

How can I clean my jewelry?

What do some of the designs on a quilt mean?

How do I clean my jewelry with closed settings?

How should I store my vintage jewelry?

Will sunlight damage my wooden clock?

What is considered a collectible

How can I prevent dry rot in my antique rug?

What should I look for when wood shrinks?

What if I scorch my linens while ironing?

Will a damaged kerosene lamp depreciate in value?

What anitiques are holding their value?

What are the different names for Quilts?

How should I store my battery operated toys?

How should I pick up my porcelain?

What is the best way to display my Porcelain?

Describe the Industrial Revolution regarding toys?

How can I keep my ivory collectible white?

Should I clean my antique textiles before storing?

How should I clean my jewelry, any special precautions?

Where is the best place to put my antique rug?

Are there different types of collectors?

What is a Knap?

Any general rules for collecting?

What is flatwoven?

What does handle mean?

What is abrash?

What is reweaving?

What is a Warp?

What is dry rot?

What is brocading in a rug?

What is a Knot?

What is a Weft

What is overcasting?

What is pile?

What is repiling?

What is a selvage?





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