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Antiquing Basics 101 Group

A friendly group to share Antiquing Basics 101 . No grades, no tests...just fun.

Website: http://www.blackduckantiques.ecrater.com/
Members: 95
Latest Activity: Dec 26, 2016

Meet Your Moderator Les Beyer

About Les:
In his own words "Born in Elizabeth, NJ. Grew up in Metuchen, NJ.
Became interested in Antiques when I learned that my Great-Great Grandfather was a wooden ship builder on Staten Island, NY and most of his hand tools were still in a chest my grandfather had. In time the tools became mine and I set off on a quest to learn all I could about old tools, and their uses, and find replacements for the tools that were missing from the chest. I was about 14 years old when the tools came into my possession and I've been around Antiques (both buying & selling) ever since.
I now reside in Eastern Pennsylvania with my wife, 2 cats, and more ducks than you can shake a stick at."

Discussion Forum

The Ten Levels Of The Antiques Trade By Ed Welch For The Journal Of Antiques

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Jan 22, 2016.

What is a Windsor chair? 4 Replies

Started by Les Beyer. Last reply by Les Beyer Dec 10, 2013.

Q. What does the label say? 2 Replies

Started by Les Beyer. Last reply by Les Beyer Nov 10, 2013.

Sunscreen for Antiques 3 Replies

Started by Les Beyer. Last reply by Oralei Sep 16, 2013.

Cleaning Old Bottles - video

Started by Les Beyer Jun 23, 2013.

Making Sense of Confusing Furniture Terms By Pamela Wiggins 1 Reply

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk. Last reply by Charles CT QUALITY ANTIQUES Feb 21, 2013.

Opening an Antiques Shop Country Living Magazine

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Feb 12, 2013.

Antique dealers offer sage advice on starting a booth

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Feb 3, 2013.

Picker’s Secret Magic Wood Restoration Juice 3 Replies

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk. Last reply by Charles CT QUALITY ANTIQUES Jan 30, 2013.

What You Need To Consider When Renting An Antique Booth 1 Reply

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk. Last reply by Michelle Staley Jan 29, 2013.

How to Instantly Know if an Item is Vintage 1 Reply

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk. Last reply by Charles CT QUALITY ANTIQUES Jan 26, 2013.

Mother of Pearl Table ware

Started by Garry William Apr 1, 2012.

Antique Mall Etiquette 3 Replies

Started by Les Beyer. Last reply by Shirley Grundman Oct 2, 2011.

Care of Handmade Lace

Started by Nostalgic Dreams LLC Aug 18, 2011.

Being a novice, I found this site very informative

Started by Carol Telenko Aug 13, 2011.

Resource for helping to identify vintage/antiques 1 Reply

Started by Sue. Last reply by Michelle Staley Aug 11, 2011.

Careers in Antiques

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Dec 26, 2010.

Antique Booth Display Ideas: The Importance Of Color And Charm

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Dec 13, 2010.

Time For An Antique Booth Make-Over

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Feb 15, 2010.

Where Do Junk Collectors Hunt For Freebies, Bargains And The Best Deals ?

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Feb 5, 2010.

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Comment by Craig Phillips / B & C Emporium on November 10, 2013 at 1:24pm

One of the most overlooked and least understood clues in establishing the date and authenticity of older and antique furniture is the story that screws can tell about the history of a piece.

To see the whole story visit this web page

http://www.antiquetrader.com/articles/furniture-detective-screws-gi...

Craig

Comment by Liz Bryman on September 18, 2013 at 9:39am

Charles, you must be quite a sight when you go antiquing in your operating room head cover!

Watch out that someone doesn't mistake you for a doctor should there be an emergency in the shopping facility where you find yourself so dressed. You might just have to operate :)

Comment by Oralei on September 18, 2013 at 8:54am

oops, sorry....I'm a page behind everyone :)

Comment by Oralei on September 18, 2013 at 8:50am
Comment by Liz Bryman on September 16, 2013 at 1:07pm

Got it, thank you. Very good idea. I know of at least two people I can think of who in their quest for antiques contracted serious health problems. One lovely lady simply wiped perspiration off her face while antiques hunting in some dusty barn and caught a very bad dermatitis infection. After multiple derma-abrasions and surgeries her face was somewhat restored but it took years and she was no longer as beautiful as she once had been.  Another example contracted a chest infection from inhaling something in an antiques warehouse--was hospitalized for a year, lost a very lucrative high-end job over it and could not come back to the same income level again.

Comment by Les Beyer on September 16, 2013 at 12:58pm

At least 2 people spelled it wrong, doesn't matter who. Using a respirator is a good idea and, it appears, there was some confusion about what it was so, I thought including the correct spelling might help those who would need to look it up.

Comment by Les Beyer on September 16, 2013 at 12:51pm

Hi Diane, I am actually planning on adding a piece or two here as I have a little extra time on my hands for the remainder of this month.

Comment by Les Beyer on September 16, 2013 at 12:49pm

Respirator

Comment by Liz Bryman on September 16, 2013 at 12:23pm

Update:  Better link to series Selling On The Net.

This series was also published on All Info-About, another information site. The individual articles appear to be properly archived and linked there:

Selling On The Net

Comment by Liz Bryman on September 16, 2013 at 12:08pm

Thanks, Charles. Didn't know that--guess I never needed one. What were you doing when you used one --- dumpster-diving?

 

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