I’m asked often for help in identifying, pricing and researching antiques and collectibles. However, you’re really not going to get a good idea of the true value of your item without having a professional actually look at it. Pictures simply don’t tell you enough to make a real assessment. Check out this excellent article from PBS’s Antiques Roadshow about how to get a good appraisal for your antique or collectible.
What are some possible antiques of tomorrow? Meaning, what can I buy now with the possibility of it becoming a genuine antique or collectible in 20, 30, 50 or more years? The BBC’s antiques expert Madeleine Marsh gives you a great list of possibilities in her future collectibles list. She says perfume bottles, handbags, toys, doll houses and Harry Potter and The Lord Of The Rings items will be future collectibles. What do you .