From the Back Cover
"This is a fun and painless way to give yourself a firm grounding in the wide wonderful world of antiques and collectibles."
— Kyle Husfloen, Managing Editor, Antique Trader Weekly
and Antique Trader's Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide
"Whether you consider yourself a beginner…or a dedicated collector, you will find chapters in this easy-to-read book…designed to enhance your material needs."
— Milton L. Talbert, Jr., 1st Vice President, National Association of Dealers in Antiques
Includes Tips on Spotting Fakes!
Do you love to poke around at estate sales and antique shops — but can't really tell the difference between Queen Anne and Queen Victoria? Do you dream of owning that old Oriental rug or Meissen figurine — but worry that the dealer might gouge you on the price? Relax. Writing with humor and common sense, Ron Zoglin and Deborah Shouse demystify the highfalutin terminology of the antique world — and show you step-by-step how to find, bargain for, buy, and decorate with antiques.
Inside, find helpful advice on how to:
- Distinguish between real antiques and stuff that's just plain old
- Develop a plan of attack before you begin your hunt
- Select antiques based on the five key points of the Radar Test
- Accessorize your home or office with antique European, Oriental, and American glass and porcelain
- Clean and care for your precious finds
- Work an auction — real time and online
About the Author
has been in the antique business for more than 25 years and owns Brookside Antiques in Kansas City, MO. He specializes in various types of Continental, American, and Oriental porcelain, glass, furniture, and accessories. He is an accredited senior member of the American Society of Appraisers, a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America, an accredited member of the International Society of Appraisers, and a member of the National Association of Dealers in Antiques.
Deborah Shouse is the coauthor of Working Woman's Communications Survival Guide and a contributor to a number of anthologies, including the American Book Award winner I am Becoming the Woman I've Wanted. Her articles and essays have appeared in Redbook, Family Circle, Woman's Day, Reader's Digest, Family Life, and Ms.