Antiques and collectibles come in all forms including dishes, furniture, pottery, books, cookery, dolls, and toys. If you are not sure about the value of an item that you currently own or one you want to purchase, check the materials listed below for matching or similar items. You may find out that the old painting you found in the attic is worth more than your car! Happy hunting!
Links to Research Databases
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center provides information about many of the most popular hobbies, crafts, and recreation activities today such as collecting, games and electronics, model building, needlework, outdoors and nature, scrapbooking, and papercraft. Including full-text articles for more than seven hundred magazines and books, as well as access to more than seven hundred videos and over one hundred hobby reports, this database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby-enthusiast.
Links to Recommended Websites
Official site of the popular PBS show Antiques Roadshow.
"Antiques.com is the premier online resource to find, buy, sell, and collect antiques, fine arts and collectibles - with over 100,000 items for sale! Looking for a dealer, appraiser, flea market, show or auction? Find antique furniture, antique jewelry, antique toys, Asian antiques and so much more. We have over 30,000 listings to search. Looking for information? Visit our magazine to attain expert advice, read news or browse informative articles. Happy Hunting!!"
"Collect.com is where collectors find what they keep. Produced by F+W Media, the world's largest hobby and collectible publisher, Collect.com is an online community where collectors can discuss and display their finds, keep tabs on their collection's value, connect with buyers and sellers, read about the latest hobby news, and more."
Based on the Kovels' antiquing books, this site includes an online price guide, newsletter, store, and yellow pages for anyone interested in antiques as a hobby or business.
"Miller's guides help you to know and value your antiques, whether you're buying, selling or just enjoying your collection. Miller's is your one-stop shop to the world of antiques."