Antiques Roadshow Toolkit

Antiques Roadshow Toolkit

Books, Web sites and more

 

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.

 
On the bookshelf

? 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) 

 

AUCTION HOUSES

“Antiques Roadshow” recommends:

? Christie’s

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>

? Skinner

63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, (617) 350-5400, <www.skinnerinc.com>

? Sotheby’s

1334 York Ave., New York, NY 10021, (212) 606-7000, <www.sothebys.com>

ORGANIZATIONS

? 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

1029 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 347-7722, <www.appraisalfoundation.org>
 
From the February 2001 issue of Family Tree Magazine

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