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Card table’s refinishing hurts its value
Dear Helaine and Joe: I am wondering if you can help me with information about a card table my wife inherited from her great-aunt. It has been in the family for many years. As you can see from the photos, the tabletop is hinged. It opens up to card table size and then can be […]Read More
Treasures in Your Attic: Portrait was part of scheme to sell overpriced frames
Dear Helaine and Joe: Enclosed are pictures of a portrait of my paternal grandparents. My grandfather was a coal miner in War, W.Va., so you can guess that a trip to Chicago and this grand portrait was something special for them. The story I was told is that it was a gift from “the company.” They […]Read More
22 Savvy Garage Sale Tips to Pad Your Summer Budget
Would you be surprised to learn that garage sales have been around since the early 1800s? A longstanding American tradition, these types of sales originated in the shipping yards as a way to sell unclaimed cargo at discounted prices, then became wildly popular in the 50s and 60s when people started to move to the […]Read More
Country Living MagazineHelaine Fendelman appraises treasures from reader submissions across the US in Country Living Magazine's longstanding What is it Worth? column.
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