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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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Native American Antiques

  The oldest known Native American antiques are said to date back 8,500 years ago. Native Americans are known for their durable but beautifully crafted items. Specifically, their antique pottery and jewelry can be worth a lot depending on the item and if the antique can be authenticated. While it is sometimes hard to Identify

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Estate Sale Guidelines

Estate Sale Guidelines 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

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Benefits of a Professional Appraisal 

  When someone dies and leaves behind an estate, heirs are often faced with a variety of confusing decisions. What, specifically, have you inherited? What is it worth? What should you do? If you’ve inherited an estate, one of the first actions you should take is to contact a professional appraisal company. An accurate assessment

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What to Look for in the Best Appraisal Services

What to Look for in the Best Appraisal Services

If we’ve learned anything from the Antique’s Roadshow, it’s that appraisals can be emotional events. However, whether your hopes are high or low, everybody wants the assurance of knowing that they are using the best estate appraiser they can, one who knows their stuff, and who will give them accurate information about their goods and antiques.

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Five Tips on How to Decorate a Compact Home

Is the size of your property dampening your enthusiasm and efforts on decoration? Small properties are not bad, per se. As a matter of fact, the so-called “tiny” or “micro” homes are now all the rage. Besides, there are plenty of tips and creative ideas on how to decorate your property comfortably. In fact, you

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What To Expect When A Company Goes Into Liquidation

When your business has finally reached the endpoint, you have to think of ways so you can save your business assets. Closing down your business is deemed as the best solution to this kind of situation. This decision involves turning the remaining assets into cash so you can pay your suppliers and creditors. If you

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5 Ways to Blend Antique Decor with Modern Design

What goes around comes around… especially when it comes to decorating! 2019 is a year full of vintage-inspired decor. A common misconception is that you shouldn’t mix eras. But with a little bit of imagination, you can combine modern and antique decor successfully. How can you achieve this unique look? Read on to find out five ways

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5 Estate Sale Items That Offer The Best Value

If you’re new to estate sale shopping, you probably don’t know what is worth buying. Before you begin buying everything you see, you should know about which are the best estate sale items worth investing in. We put together our five favorite items. 1. Silverware If you’ve ever looked into getting new silverware, then you know

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Step It Up a Notch by Shopping at Exclusive Estate Sales

Exclusive Estate Sales If you enjoy shopping at neighborhood yard sales, then stepping it up a notch to visit estate sales is an interesting challenge. In today’s economy, many people are furnishing a home by finding great bargains at exclusive estate sales. When you understand the value of various items, it is possible to purchase

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How To Collect Folk Art At Estate Sales

Are you a collector of folk art? Maybe you have always loved folk art but have never purchased a piece for your home. Well, the good news is that folk art is one of the easiest types of artwork to start collecting. It is the one style of artwork that average people can own. Most

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