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How to Take Care of Your Vinyl Records

If you are a music fan, you know that there is something special about hearing a song played on vinyl compared to on your phone. Whether it’s The Beatles, ACDC, Fleetwood Mac, or Michael Jackson that you prefer listening to, nothing beats the musical sound of a vinyl record. Luckily, many of the original pieces

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Your Complete Guide to Vintage Saxophones

In 2021, it was found that the global music industry is worth a whopping $26 Billion dollars. While some may not find this large number surprising due to how deeply ingrained music is into our everyday lives, it does make an impact on the value and scarcity of authentic antique instruments, such as the saxophone.

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Tips and Tricks to Tell if a Signature Is Real or Not

As many people know, significant signatures can bring up the value of an antique if they are proven to be real. While this is a great thing for those selling antiques with a notable person’s autograph on them, it also means that people will forge signatures in order to increase the value of the item

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How to Tell Between A Real Antique Painting and A Forgery

Introduction Antique paintings are a common valuable collectible. Due to this, there are often forgeries done in order to make a modern-day painting appear to be older. Luckily, a few key indicators can hint at whether a painting is antique or not. Below we will lay out a few tricks in telling if a painting

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Common Tells for the Value of Antique Comic Books

Introduction With Marvel and DC comics being turned into a multi-billion dollar industry, thanks to new blockbuster movies, now is a popular time to be collecting antique comic books. With the new resurgence in comic book collecting, it can be hard to determine what antique comic books are worth. Luckily, when looking to find out

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Hiring an Estate Service vs. Selling the Items Yourself

Have you inherited an estate? If you’re like most people who have inherited a home filled with items, you likely have little idea of what you have, what it’s worth, and what to do next. Most likely, you’ll want to sell at least some of the estate. Two options are available. You can sell the

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Estate Safety Sale

Do you own an estate filled with items you want to sell? The easiest and most efficient way is with an estate sale. Usually held over a weekend, an estate sale is open to the public, who are allowed to walk through the home and shop. However, because estate sales are public events, they pose

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4 Ways to Find the Value of Your Antiques and Collectibles

Do you own antiques, collectibles, or family heirlooms? If so, you’ve likely wondered how much they’re worth. In many ways, the internet has made antique evaluation easier than ever, with multiple online resources available to use. However, not all online evaluation tools provide accurate results. Before attempting to appraise an item on your own, it’s

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Your Complete Guide to Thanksgiving Antiques and Collectibles

By: Alicia Weaver – ISA AM Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year, the perfect opportunity to get together with friends and family to enjoy a feast. Of course, it’s also a great time to collect and display Thanksgiving-themed antiques and collectibles. I’ve been collecting Thanksgiving antiques for many years, and love

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11You’ve Inherited an Estate. What’s Next?

Inheriting a house and its contents can feel overwhelming. First, the situation is often emotionally devastating, because you’ve likely lost a parent, sibling, or someone else close to you. Unfortunately, despite how you’re feeling, you’ll likely have to make major financial decisions in a short period of time. How do you know the value of

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Decorating with Antiques for Fall

Leaves changing color. Temperatures dropping. The taste of cider and the smell of cinnamon. No season evokes comfort and coziness quite like Fall. If you collect antiques and heirlooms, the start of Autumn offers an excellent opportunity to change the look of your home or office. Here are easy, fun ideas for decorating with antiques

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