Coming this January 2009, author Judith Katz-Schwartz will moderate this group.
Here is more about Judith's book and background.
Secrets of a Collecting Diva
Sanitize a teddy bear in the freezer? Clean pewter with cabbage? Yes! With low-cost, everyday household supplies, collectors can restore, repair, and refresh most any collectibles they own. This practical and penny-wise collecting connoisseur shares her savviest tips and tricks for breathing new life into cherished pieces.
Step-by-step techniques reveal how to clean and protect furniture, jewelry, glassware, dolls, toys, clothing, paper and more
Use common items—from milk, eggshells, and peanut butter to cold cream, credit cards, and toothpaste—to bust through dirt, mildew, and rust on delicate collectibles
Special "tools of the trade" section identifies old, worn, or used items around the house that collectors can save for future cleaning ease
Laugh and learn with lighthearted essays from author Judith Katz-Schwartz, a popular television personality and writer known for her humorous observations about the world of collecting.
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Until January, members are welcome to post forum discussions and comments and help each other with e care and repair of antiques and collectibles