How to Find an Antiques Appraiser

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    A video series dedicated to authenticating and valuing antiques and collectibles, online expert Palmer Pekarek from provides tips to help you: understand what values antiques and collectibles; how to find an appraiser; how to determine their authenticity; and how to sell them online. Plus, informative tips on how to spot reproductions.

    Palmer Pekarek: Hello! I am Palmer Pekarek from rubylane.

    com, one of the world's leading online marketplaces for antiques and collectables. I am going to share with you how to find and choose an appraiser, things like, what to look for, are they qualified, what are their credentials, also how to examine an item and decide if they are authentic. Then, we are going to see how manufacturing methods and markings on an item can help us determine the age and its authenticity. Also, the general condition and unique materials used in the manufacturing of the antique or collectable can help us determine its age and authenticity.

    Next, we will look at if an antique or collectable is authentic or if it's a reproduction. Finally, how are we going to sell these antiques and collectables online. Before we get started, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am a collector of designer accessories and I help others collect designer accessories. My expertise in Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Christian Dior, and Chanel, is widely sought after, and I can help you sell your antiques and collectables online. So let's get started on selecting an appraiser for your collectable or antique.