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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Collecting Antique Motorcycles Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Collecting Antique Motorcycles

To some, a motorcycle is just a vehicle. To motorcycle enthusiasts, collectors, and historians, motorcycles are so much more >>> more

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Step Right Up: Collecting Carnival Antiques May 2013 Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori:  Step Right Up: Collecting Carnival Antiques May 2013

I recently appraised a vintage carnival game on the season 4 premiere of Discovery channel’s Auction Kings that was picked by Gallery 63’s picker and general manager, Jon Hammond.

Dr. Lori Arts & Antiques: Appraising Some “Manly” Antiques Dr. Lori Arts & Antiques:  Appraising Some “Manly” Antiques

At my public antiques appraisal events, I don’t have anyone waiting in line. And, when I appraise objects, I cut to the core. No nonsense, no delicate highbrow vocabulary, no malarkey. I tell it like it is. If you have a piece of junk, I tell you. If you spent too much money on something, I tell you. If you are hoping to become a millionaire on a collection of Pez dispensers, I tell you that it’s not happening in this lifetime.

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Mar 2013 Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Mar 2013

I am a firm believer in the ritual of spring cleaning. When it comes to the seasonal cleanup, many people believe that the easiest thing to do is to just throw everything away. However, that’s not always smart.

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Feb 2013 Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Feb 2013

“Dr. Lori will be featured on the season premiere of Auction Kings airing Thursday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. CT.”

Have you ever spent a Saturday morning going to yard sales? The signs are all around you, but you don’t want to drive around aimlessly or waste money buying junk. Here are some tips for making the most of your yard sale shopping spree.

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Jan 2013 Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Jan 2013

While museums make a long-term commitment to preserving and protecting objects in their care to educate the public, most of us are equally committed to keeping our family heirlooms and keepsakes in good condition in order to retain their value.

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Dec 2012 Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Dec 2012

White House Christmas Cards: 1945 to the Present

President Ulysses S. Grant made Christmas Day (December 25) a national holiday in 1870. From that point forward, a Christmas card from the White House was a special keepsake.

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Nov 2012 Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Nov 2012

In today’s antiques market, collectors and connoisseurs seriously consider the style and the material of antique furniture before investing in a piece. Spotting an antique piece of furniture is not difficult if you know where to look.

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Oct 2012 Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Oct 2012

Dr. Lori
Star Appraiser on the hit TV show Auction Kings on Discovery Channel.
Is it Toy Trash or a Kid Collectible?
Tips on what to keep and what can go

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Sep 2012 Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Sep 2012

Assessing Walt Disney Autographs

His authentic signature can command more money than autographs by most U.S. Presidents

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Aug 2012 Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Aug 2012

Olympics Highlight a World of Collectibles
You don’t have to be an athlete to score a great memento

While the Olympic Games originated in the ancient world, they still stir great worldwide excitement today. I have appraised many collectibles associated with the Olympic Games over the years including pins,

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Jul 2012 Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Jul 2012

Motorcycles and the American Dynamic “Steel Ponies” star in a museum exhibit

I went to a fabulous museum show recently. This exhibition featured the work of master artists, highlighted aspects of American culture, traced the history of the entire 20th century, and focused on advancements in technology. It had everything …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Jun 2012 Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Jun 2012

A Primer on Antique Prints, Prints Can Bring Very High Values