The holiday season is here and most of us are either decorating for the celebration or still working our energies up to make it out to the garage to drag out the memories of yore. 

When establishing a value on an item, a savvy owner will always consider the condition, location, definition of value and market before providing a price. Neglecting these factors can lead to an incorrect price that an educated buyer wouldn’t pay for whatever you are trying to sell. 

Although it’s likely that the vases, novelties and dinnerware items occupying your shelves are every day household brands, such as Fiesta, Hull, McCoy, Roseville and Bauer, there may be a piece hidden among these well-known names that is obscure and has value. 

Dizziness? Can’t sleep? Memory fog? These and flu-like symptoms just might be caused by your new laminated furnishings, flooring, upholstered chairs, and other décor that have been chemically treated. 

Dizziness? Can’t sleep? Memory fog? These and flu-like symptoms just might be caused by your new laminated furnishings, flooring, upholstered chairs, and other décor that have been chemically treated. 

It’s always amazing to read all the interesting reader questions we get each month—and we do our best to read and respond to them all. Sculptures, unused sporting event tickets and vintage Halloween items are just a few of the treasures we’ve had the pleasure of researching. 

I collect the weird and wacky. I also love collecting pieces affiliated with or used in a movie. Movie memorabilia! To some, that gun used by Han Solo was just a plastic toy. To me, it’s collectible!

Collecting authentic, high-value items can be a tricky endeavor. Anything that is valuable and highly collectable has also been faked or forged to scam unknowing buyers out of their hard-earned money.

Everyone at one time or another will be faced with having to sell an estate, and it is the astute person in charge who makes the decision that everyone must live with for the rest of their lives. 

A new year is upon us, and with it come predictions for trends in furniture, antiques and collectibles. 

A brief history of Valentines and how they became mainstream

My mother loved my father very much. They wed in the mid-1960s and aside from work, I don’t think they were ever apart. November 12, 1988 was a day that changed my mother forever. In addition to being the day that my father passed away, it also marked the start of the disease that would take…

Ho, ho, ho! If you are ready for the holidays, then you have probably already made the annual journey to the garage or attic to retrieve and unpack your boxes of décor. Other than sentimental, do you have anything of value in those boxes? With today’s focus on Midcentury Modern décor, numero…

Most people have a general idea about the worth of their house or real estate; however, few know the value of the personal property inside the home. Everything from Grandma’s Bristol vase to dad’s four-poster bed that he had shipped from his parents’ home in Michigan has a value.  These valu…