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ABOUT US
Determining the value of an antique or collectible means more than locating an item in a price guide. In fact, that's just the beginning of the valuation process. There are a number of factors to consider when deciding how much your antiques are really worth. With a little effort, patience and learning about your favorite antiques categories, along with these guidelines to point you in the right direction, you can learn to value it yourself like an appraisal pro.

Thanks to the popularity of programs like Public Television's "Antiques Roadshow" people are looking closely at stuff that, a few years ago, they might have simply tossed into the garbage. There are times when an extremely rare antique with condition factors will still be worth quite a large sum of money. For instance, if you determine that you own a piece of Newcomb pottery with a minor crack, it may still be worth thousands of dollars.

It takes qualified antique appraisers to know whether you've got a one-in-a-million treasure or a run-of-the-mill trinket. But finding such a pro can be daunting for the uninitiated. There is no licensing for antique appraisers, so anyone can take out a Yellow Pages ad calling themselves an "antique appraiser."

Our mission is to “initiate” you, through our website, into the world of Antiques. In addition, we operate as a guide to antique shops, shows and services across the country. Whether you are buying or selling, this is the resource for you. For shops or dealers interested in posting their services on AntiqueTrader.tv, the cost of registration is $399.00 for one year, this includes all your shop information as well as unlimited photos and items. You can pay by cheque or on-line.