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  • Antiquing Secrets

  • Fastest Way To Discover Antique History & Learn How To Collect Antiques Like A Seasoned Veteran
  • By: Bowe Packer
  • Narrated by: Karen Rose Richter
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min

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”Looking to discover how to collect antiques?”

”Have a passion for antique history”

“Have you uncovered a unique item and want to know the antique appraisal.”

This practical guide is designed to teach you more about this amazingly complex, yet elegant simple hobby.

Let me help you take the complexity out of this hobby and show you exactly what it takes to collect antiques like a seasoned veteran. I give you the in-and-outs of this business within this guide. You'll will learn how to finally:

Quickly identify antiques and assess the antique appraisal for these unique items.

If you don't know what to look for in an antique and cannot quickly asses the value, then antique collecting made not be for you. The secret to your success will be how well you apply what you discover in this guide.

You are about to begin a journey that will entertain, educate, and excite you for the rest of your life..

Here are more things you'll learn about antique collecting within the pages of this practical guide:

  • Bargaining your way to a better price.
  • Finding clues to continental pottery.
  • American pottery: Can you identify this?.
  • English furniture: Welcome to the maze.
  • Following the trail of American furniture.
  • Clearly a rich history: Glassmakers of England.
  • The fine glassware of Europe.
  • And much more....

Collecting antiques can be a fun and exciting hobby or business. Gaining the knowledge needed to identifying antiques is a must and once you have discovered this knowledge you will have the confidence and be well on your way to becoming an antique collector!

©2013 Bowe Packer (P)2014 Bowe Packer

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  • Oliver
  • 15-03-19

brief but still helpful overview/refresher

A decent foundation in transatlantic antiques- geared toward the high end or at least pre-1840s items. Many of the makers are unlikely to appear in the wild but are icons in the history of their respective trades. Do not trust the reader to provide proper pronunciations of names or terms.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-11-14

Fun Book To Listen To

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to others who like antiquing. It is loaded with all sorts of antique information, more than what I am interested in. However, there is also history involved and the author really knows her stuff.

What did you like best about this story?

The information is very well thought out and presented expertly by Karen Rose Richter who is a delight to listen to. She really sounded like she was very interested in all the aspects of this book. Her voice is very pleasant to listen to and I would definitely listen to her other books.

Which scene was your favorite?

We like watching antiques roadshow on PBS and our interests are focused more on early American oak antique furniture and primitive furniture. This book actually taught us about value and finding pieces that are actual antiques and not reproductions.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Antiquing Secrets?

Bargain shopping for antiques. Never used that term, but knowing that you can negotiate anything is a good thing to know!!

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  • Teresa
  • 25-06-14

An Essential Book for an Antique Collector

What did you love best about Antiquing Secrets?

What I loved best about Antiquing Secrets were the tips on differentiating reproductions from originals and original reproductions. Great information. I also loved the blacklight test and have actually used this technique myself several times.

What did you like best about this story?

I really enjoyed all the different types of pottery, their origins and how to spot the real thing. This went into very detailed description. I am curious about some of my pottery now and will look a little closer.

What about Karen Rose Richter’s performance did you like?

Karen Rose Richter has a very pleasant and delightful voice which makes her performance flawless. I can't wait to hear more from her. Very smooth.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from Antiquing Secrets?

The insight I will apply from Antiquing Secrets is that I will look a lot closer and pay more attention in the future when considering purchasing antiques.

Any additional comments?

I was also very interested in the section about furniture. This was very detailed and informative. I only wish it had been longer. I received this audiobook free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.