Antiques Roadshow Toolkit

By Carol Prisant Premium


Find it on the web

? <>: Directory of more than 15,000 dealers, auctioneers, appraisers and museums, as well as a free “ask the experts” service.

? Antiques Roadshow <>: The show’s official site goes behind the scenes, deciphers “antique speak” and shares your stories.

? <>: Message boards and articles on restoration.

? <>: Buy or sell antiques of all kinds. Try the “Resource Directory” for dealers and appraisers.

? Association of Restorers <>: Links to articles, restorers, how-to and more.

? BBC Online Antiques <>: Site for the British “Antiques Roadshow” contains information on identifying antiques and a “Know How” section.

? <>: Free database that aims to reunite families with their heirlooms.

? Yahoo! Antiques and Collectibles < 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) 



“Antiques Roadshow” recommends:

? Christie’s

20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020, (212) 636-2408, <>

? William Doyle Galleries, Auctioneers and Appraisers

175 E. 87th St., New York, NY 10028, (212) 427-2730, <>

? Skinner

63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, (617) 350-5400, <>

? Sotheby’s

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


? American Society of Appraisers

555 Herndon Parkway Suite 125, Herndon, VA 20170, (703) 478-2228, <>

? Appraisers Association of America

386 Park Ave. S, Suite 2000, New York, NY 10016, (212) 889-5404, <>

? International Society of Appraisers

16040 Christensen Road, Suite 102, Seattle, WA 98188, (888) 472-5587, <>

? The Appraisal Foundation

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