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Antiquing Basics 101 Group

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

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Members: 96
Latest Activity: on Saturday

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 Liz Bryman on March 26, 2009 at 5:32pm
Hi, all New Fans of Antiques,

Just because we're new at something doesn't mean that we can't jump in with both feet. We'll get wet, of course, but that's the idea, isn't it?

The most fun we can have is when we understand the antiques collector and dealer language (lingo!).

So I invite more of you to ask fleabite questions, it's a really good start. When we have more words identified perhaps IAO might let us put them up on a special Antiques Words With Explanation page as an ongoing dictionary?

In the meantime, here are a few definitions meant to be humorous. They relate to antique and vintage jewelry. Enjoy!

The Language of Costume Jewelry: Often Used Terms

And, I wish to add: There is a whole series of these articles on how to recognize the different eras and styles, quality or not, in costume jewelry to which I may publish the links a few at the time.

In the meantime, you are invited to post your questions here. Whatever I happen to know something about I'll try to answer.

Liz
Comment by Laura on March 5, 2009 at 1:58pm
Yes, that does help me. Thank you so much Barbara for your help and quick response. I am impressed!
Comment by Laura on March 5, 2009 at 1:46pm
I am new to the world of antiquing, collecting, and selling. I am currently researching and collecting data on the pieces that I have. I just recently ran across a description of a glass bowl in which the bowl was described as having "fleabites". What does this mean?
Comment by Flea Market Maven on January 30, 2009 at 1:13am
Hello Savannagh ... This reply is for you about removing make-up from wood. I have bought several vanities to resell and usually I have some cleaning up to do on them. They were all wood by the way. I have had very good luck with a product I mentioned in my discussion above (the one on mayo). That being Goo-Gone. I re-read the label before adding this comment and make-up is one of the things listed to use the product on. It is a very clean product to work with and not at all abrasive in my opinion. I have removed make-up and even paint with it. Try a spot that is not easily seen, first, to make sure it leaves the wood the way you want it.
Comment by Savannagh on January 29, 2009 at 12:18pm
what is the best way to remove make-up from wood? I'd like to restore an old, old vanity, but it appears to have lots of make-up stains. I don't want to harm the wood.
 

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