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Finding a Qualified Art, Antiques and Collectible Appraiser

Make a list of the items to be appraised. Make sure that those items are available for inspection and not in boxes waiting to be unpacked or otherwise inaccessible. The appraiser will want to know how many items are to be evaluated and the list will organize you and make the job easier for the […]

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Treasures In Your Attic: Rocking chair has some pizzazz

Dear Helaine and Joe: I recently purchased this rocking chair at a consignment shop in North Georgia. I paid $98. Attached was a note reading, “1820-1860 probably New England.” It is pegged and has a split oak seat. I do not know if the seat is original. Please share any knowledge you may have on […]

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Treasure Hunt: How to know the value of a Henry Wadsworth Longfellow book

DEAR HELAINE AND JOE: Is there any information you may have pertaining to these books? Thank you. — S.C. DEAR S.C.: We have photographs of four or five books, but we are not geared to address more than one or perhaps two items at a time. With this limitation in mind, we decided to discuss the tome […]

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Country Living Magazine

Helaine Fendelman appraises treasures from reader submissions across the US in Country Living Magazine's longstanding What is it Worth? column.
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