Find it on the web
? AntiquesAmerica.com <www.antiquesamerica.com>: Directory of more than 15,000 dealers, auctioneers, appraisers and museums, as well as a free “ask the experts” service.
? Antiques Roadshow <www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/roadshow/>: The show’s official site goes behind the scenes, deciphers “antique speak” and shares your stories.
? AntiqueRestorers.com <www.AntiqueRestorers.com>: Message boards and articles on restoration.
? Antiqnet.com <www.antiqnet.com>: Buy or sell antiques of all kinds. Try the “Resource Directory” for dealers and appraisers.
? Association of Restorers <www.assoc-restorers.com>: Links to articles, restorers, how-to and more.
? BBC Online Antiques <www.bbc.co.uk/antiques/index.shtml>: Site for the British “Antiques Roadshow” contains information on identifying antiques and a “Know How” section.
? HeirloomsLost.com <www.heirloomslost.com>: Free database that aims to reunite families with their heirlooms.
? Yahoo! Antiques and Collectibles <dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Shopping_and_Services/ Antiques_and_Collectibles/>: Index of antiques-related Web sites, covering everything from periods and appraisal to restoration and auctions.
? Antiques Roadshow Primer by Carol Prisant (Workman Publishing)
? Care & Repair of Antiques & Collectibles by Albert Jackson and David Day (Taunton Press)
? Caring for Your Antiques & Collectibles by Miriam L. Plans (Antique Trader)
? Caring for Your Family Treasures: A Concise Guide to Caring for Your Cherished Belongings by Jane S. and Richard W. Long (Abrams)
? Fake, Fraud, or Genuine? Identifying Authentic American Antique Furniture by Myrna Kaye (Bullfinch Press)
? Field Guide to Antique Furniture by Peter Philp and Gillian Walkling (Houghton Mifflin)
? Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price List 2001 by Ralph and Terry Kovel (Three Rivers Press)
? Miller’s Antiques Encyclopedia edited by Judith Miller (Mitchell Beazley)
? Miller’s Pocket Antiques Fact File: Essential Information for Dealers, Collectors, and Enthusiasts edited by Judith and Martin Miller (Viking)
? Miller’s Understanding Antiques edited by Judith and Martin Miller (Antique Collectors Club)
? Pocket Guide to the Identification of First Editions by Bill McBride (McBride Publishing)
? Sotheby’s Caring for Antiques: The Complete Guide to Handling, Cleaning, Display, & Restoration by Mette Tang Simpson (Antique Collector’s Club)
? Sotheby’s Concise Encyclopedia of Silver edited by Charles Truman (Antique Collector’s Club)
“Antiques Roadshow” recommends:
20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020, (212) 636-2408, <www.christies.com>
? William Doyle Galleries, Auctioneers and Appraisers
175 E. 87th St., New York, NY 10028, (212) 427-2730, <www.doylenewyork.com/default.htm>
63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, (617) 350-5400, <www.skinnerinc.com>
1334 York Ave., New York, NY 10021, (212) 606-7000, <www.sothebys.com>
? American Society of Appraisers
555 Herndon Parkway Suite 125, Herndon, VA 20170, (703) 478-2228, <www.appraisers.org>
? Appraisers Association of America
386 Park Ave. S, Suite 2000, New York, NY 10016, (212) 889-5404, <www.appraisersassoc.org>
? International Society of Appraisers
16040 Christensen Road, Suite 102, Seattle, WA 98188, (888) 472-5587, <www.isa-appraisers.org>
? The Appraisal Foundation