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A Big Mistake on eBay
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori</br> A Big Mistake on eBay

Every one of us has at some point found ourselves with an old bottle in our hands — some older than others. I get questions about how to tell a valuable bottle from a cheap one all the time. I wrote this article based on a cautionary tale that I heard recently.

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Antique Snow Globes
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori</br>Antique Snow Globes

The history of cookie jars is as diverse and extensive as cookies themselves. Just like nilla wafers, fig newtons, and oreos, cookie jars come in a wide array of shapes, colors, and sizes.

Arts & Antiques by Dr. LoriRemembering Collectible Cookie Jars Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori</b>Remembering Collectible Cookie Jars

The history of cookie jars is as diverse and extensive as cookies themselves. Just like nilla wafers, fig newtons, and oreos, cookie jars come in a wide array of shapes, colors, and sizes.

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Lighting Your Antiques Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Lighting Your Antiques

Sometimes you can teach an old dog a new trick. In this instance, I am the old dog. After years of working in museums and trying to light a fine work of art or an antique in the most flattering and least damaging way,

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: How to Tell Crystal from Glass Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: How to Tell Crystal from Glass

Crystal dish by the French collectibles firm, Lalique.

When it comes to glassware, most people think that the best way to spot quality is to “ting” a glass and listen. If you educate your eyes to spot a high quality piece of crystal,

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Tales from America’s Appraiser Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Tales from America’s Appraiser

BRING YOUR ANTIQUES
to Dr. Lori for
FREE APPRAISALS
at the Fall Home & Garden Show
at the Waterway Marriott in
The Woodlands Aug. 24 & 25!

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Vintage Swimsuits on the Market Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Vintage Swimsuits on the Market

Actress Pamela Anderson’s famous red swimsuit from her role on TV’s Baywatch sold for $275.

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Collecting Antique Motorcycles Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Collecting Antique Motorcycles

To some, a motorcycle is just a vehicle. To motorcycle enthusiasts, collectors, and historians, motorcycles are so much more >>> more

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Step Right Up: Collecting Carnival Antiques Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori:  Step Right Up: Collecting Carnival Antiques

I recently appraised a vintage carnival game on the season 4 premiere of Discovery channel’s Auction Kings that was picked by Gallery 63’s picker and general manager, Jon Hammond.

Dr. Lori Arts & Antiques: Appraising Some “Manly” Antiques Dr. Lori Arts & Antiques:  Appraising Some “Manly” Antiques

At my public antiques appraisal events, I don’t have anyone waiting in line. And, when I appraise objects, I cut to the core. No nonsense, no delicate highbrow vocabulary, no malarkey. I tell it like it is. If you have a piece of junk, I tell you. If you spent too much money on something, I tell you. If you are hoping to become a millionaire on a collection of Pez dispensers, I tell you that it’s not happening in this lifetime.

Dr. Lori Arts & Antiques Mar 2013 Dr. Lori Arts & Antiques Mar 2013

I am a firm believer in the ritual of spring cleaning. When it comes to the seasonal cleanup, many people believe that the easiest thing to do is to just throw everything away. However, that’s not always smart.

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Feb 2013 Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Feb 2013

“Dr. Lori will be featured on the season premiere of Auction Kings airing Thursday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. CT.”

Have you ever spent a Saturday morning going to yard sales? The signs are all around you, but you don’t want to drive around aimlessly or waste money buying junk. Here are some tips for making the most of your yard sale shopping spree.

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Jan 2013 Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Jan 2013

While museums make a long-term commitment to preserving and protecting objects in their care to educate the public, most of us are equally committed to keeping our family heirlooms and keepsakes in good condition in order to retain their value.