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So.....
what is an antique?

   



    Antique.....

Webster defines
antique as.......
Of a bygone
style or time.
Old.
Belonging to antiquity.

Old fashion.
Made at a
much earlier 

period
than present



A REAL NATIONAL TREASURE!!!
Imagine having something
on the back of an
old chair for generations
only to find out that it is
an authentic mid-1800's
Navajo Weaving Blanket.
Value:
$350,000
to $500,000

 


Tools for antique
investgating

*
Magnifying glass 
and "loop" for
examining details

on ceramics, 
glass and silver.
* Flashlight for 
    checking dark
corners
* Tape measure
* Notebook
* Camera 
* Duster
*
Distilled water-
to gently clean
(check with
owner first)

* When going
to auctions
or
flea markets
wear comfy
shoes and
appropriate
dress.

*Resource: antiques investigator
 The antique world has always
been full of intrigue and
mystery.There are no
shortcuts in becoming an
expert, but once the journey
begins the world is most
fascinating and very enjoyable.
There is much to
learn and
getting the basics down
will help in the journey
of finding your "treasures"
Maybe you are into costume
jewelry, or maybe Tiffany
lamps.You may
be a collector 
of beautiful cut glass of days
gone by that Great Gramma
and Gramma 
sat their tables with.

Perhaps your tastes
are for the dishes that went
with 
that setting. Now those
pieces are called "Depression Glass"

and "old" dishes. Maybe
the lovely vases of Murano
trip your trigger.

Beware............
 Late in the 19th Century Earnest Hagen

a cabinet maker, and former employee to
Duncan Phyfe began to reproduce

the deceased employers pieces.

By the centuries end most of Phyfe's
genuine pieces were beginning to

show their of age which Hagen

extensively repaired, remade,

and reworked all that came his

way. Today, these copies and

restorations can even confuse

experts. By now, technically they are
antiques. But they are not period

antiques. And no matter how old

they get, they never will be, nor will
they ever be as desirable or costly

as Phyfe's originals.They more than

       likely will continue to confuse for  years.           

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