In Your Attic


Discover the tools used by professional appraisers to evaluate your own antiques and make educated decisions in the antiques market.

Now the information once held by a select group of professional appraisers is available for all levels of collectors. With great wit and wisdom, Joe L. Rosson and Helaine Fendelman -- hosts of the popular television show Treasures in Your Attic, seen on PBS stations nationwide -- will help you identify, understand, and determine the potential value of any type of antique or collectible. Price It Yourself! not only explores all the basic concepts and skills that you must know in order to value an antique ACCURATELY, it is also filled with practice appraisals to help you develop an "eye" for value.

Price It Yourself! is truly the most comprehensive antiques appraisal and research guide available, covering furniture, glass, pottery and porcelain, silver and other metals, household collectibles, and much more.


Pull those old toys out from under the bed. Grab the toaster tucked in the back of the kitchen cabinet. Gather up your old china and Christmas ornaments -- just don't throw them out! In Treasures in Your Attic, Joe L. Rosson and Helaine Fendelman, professional antiques appraisers and hosts of the popular television show, aired on PBS stations across the country, explore the valuable objects found in most ordinary American homes and learn that frequently the most valuable items are the ones you've overlooked.

Joe and Helaine give you an inside look at how the antiques market really works, how value is determined, how to "talk the talk," and where to go to research your "treasures." Then they take you on a room-by-room treasure hunt of an ordinary home -- and they talk prices as they examine the discarded toys in the children's room, the costume jewelry in the bedroom, the old gadgets and appliances in the kitchen, the furniture tucked into the attic, and even the concrete garden ornaments in the backyard. Finally, they'll help you figure out the best way to sell -- or buy -- antiques and collectibles at auction or on the Internet.


Review From Library Journal
Tramp art, a style of wood carving that was especially popular during the early part of this century, is misleadingly named. Although some itinerant people practiced this decorative skill, it is more a sedentary fol k tradition handed down from father to son. In tramp art, the artist uses a penknife to cut simple V-shaped notches into the edges of scrap wood, generally cigar boxes. The wood is then glued, layered, and assembled into utilitarian objects for the home, e.g., picture frames, jewelry boxes, and furniture trim. Until recently, tramp art was overlooked by all but a few experts such as Fendelman, a contributor to Country Living magazine and cohost of the National television program Treasures in Your Attic, and Taylor, a collector and professional photographer long fascinated with tramp art. The book is filled with high-quality color illustrations and contains everything known about the subject. Recommended for antiques collections in public libraries. ASusan M. Olcott, Columbus Coll. of Art & Design, OH

by Helaine Fendelman

This title will be released on September 14, 2004. You may order it now and we will ship it to you when it arrives.

by Joe Rosson

This title will be released on September 14, 2004. You may order it now and we will ship it to you when it arrives.

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