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Tips, Tools, & Techniques to Care for Antiques, Collectibles, and Other Treasures

Tips, Tools, & Techniques to Care for Antiques, Collectibles, and Other Treasures

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Paperback, University of North Texas Press, 2012, ISBN13 9781574414516, ISBN10 1574414518
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Paperback, University of North Texas Press, 2012, ISBN13 9781574414516, ISBN10 1574414518

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Paperback, University of North Texas Press, 2012, ISBN13 9781574414516, ISBN10 1574414518

What common baking ingredient can conceal white rings on furniture? (Crushed pecans.) How do you detect a repair in a pottery vase you want to buy? (Look at it under a black light.) What's the best way to remove water damage from your great-grandfather's Bible? (Put it in your freezer.)
Answers to these questions and many more are included in this convenient handbook by long-time antiques expert Dr. Georgia Kemp Caraway. Organized alphabetically, Tips, Tools, and Techniques is easy to consult about the cleaning and maintenance of common antique and collectible objects, including metal advertising signs, glassware, clothing, and jewelry. Addenda provide information such as how to get a good deal at auction, the dates of Chinese dynasties, and U.S. patent numbers. An especially handy pronunciation guide helps the monolingual among us speak with confidence about the provenance of Galle ware and Schlegelmilch porcelain.
Compact yet authoritative, this handbook will appeal to both dealers and buyers, as well as everyone with something from Grandma in the attic.
"I use this guide in my work to locate otherwise hard-to-find tips for cleaning and restoring items I find in household sales to increase the value of the items."--John Bennett, of John Bennett Estate Appraisals
"The tips provided in this book are practical, the directions are easy to follow, and best of all, they work."--Brett A. Jones, manager of the Antique Gallery

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Number of Pages: 169
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Caraway, Georgia Kemp
Series Title: Practical Guide
Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Pr
ISBN-13: 9781574414516
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.50 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 1574414518
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