Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Collectibles for the Baker

Baking has been a popular pastime for years. Among Mom’s china or Grandma’s baking dishes, collectors find cooking collectibles to have good design elements and maintain high values.

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Donated David Bowie Painting Sells for Big Bucks

A circa 1995–97 oil-on-canvas portrait painting by the late music icon David Bowie sold at auction for $108,120 Canadian recently. That statement in and of itself is not all that groundbreaking until the rest of the story is told.

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Top Sterling Silver Tips

Here are my top tips for identifying, preserving, collecting, using, and enjoying sterling silver.

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Art and Antiques by Dr. Lori: Thrifty Products to Preserve Your Antiques

You don’t need to invest in expensive products to protect, clean, or display your fine art or antiques. Since we all have to watch our pennies in today’s economy, here are some money-saving tips and little-known tricks to keep your antiques and artwork in tiptop shape.

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: The Wedding Collectibles of Queen Elizabeth II

Over the years, I have appraised more than my fair share of collectibles, art, and antiques that have a close relationship to HRH Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. In 2015, she surpassed Queen Victoria and became the longest-reigning monarch in British history.

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: The Fine Art of Lighting

Rembrandt van Rijn’s paintings are famous for their luminosity. When considering works by the Dutch master in major international museums, you might agree with most people who think a Rembrandt painting looks pretty good in any light! I agree with that statement.

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Vintage Valentines from the 1940s

The winter holiday of Valentine’s Day, which falls on Feb. 14, honors a goddess and a saint: The goddess is Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage, and the Christian martyr and saint is St. Valentine.

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Online Selling in the Age of COVID-19

When you think of eBay, Etsy, Ruby Lane, Facebook Marketplace, Chairish, and other sites for online selling, you probably think about electronics, toys, kitchen items, jewelry, paintings, magazines, clothes, doorknobs, bikes, celebrity autographs, and just about everything — old or new — else!

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Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Tips for Profitable Thrift-Store Shopping

I was video chatting with a client who was showing me his finds from a thrift-store shopping spree. He asked me a question that many people ask at my events or during my video-chat sessions about shopping for antiques at thrift stores, estate sales, yard sales, etc.

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