Treasures in your Attic

Treasures in your Attic

An Entertaining, Informative, Down-to-earth Guide to A Wide Range of Collectibles and Antiques From the Hosts of the Popular Television Show Seen on PBS Stations

Book - 2001
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Pull those old toys out from under the bed. Grab the toaster tucked in the back of the kitchen cabinet. Gather up your old china and Christmas ornaments -- just don't throw them out! In Treasures in Your Attic, Joe L. Rosson and Helaine Fendelman, professional antiques appraisers and hosts of the popular television show, aired on PBS stations across the country, explore the valuable objects found in most ordinary American homes and learn that frequently the most valuable items are the ones you've overlooked.

Joe and Helaine give you an inside look at how the antiques market really works, how value is determined, how to "talk the talk," and where to go to research your "treasures." Then they take you on a room-by-room treasure hunt of an ordinary home -- and they talk prices as they examine the discarded toys in the children's room, the costume jewelry in the bedroom, the old gadgets and appliances in the kitchen, the furniture tucked into the attic, and even the concrete garden ornaments in the backyard. Finally, they'll help you figure out the best way to sell -- or buy -- antiques and collectibles at auction or on the Internet.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2001.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780060198275
Branch Call Number: 745/.1/Ros 6173mb 1
Characteristics: xvi, 352 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Fendelman, Helaine W.


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Apr 08, 2010

Many examples of "antiques" and their current value. Good for reference or use as a guide when discovering old items and determining their value.

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