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  1. ProducerAleta Curry

    Aleta Curry

    05/06/2016
    Terms used in the Antiques Profession and the Hobby of Antiquing
    Terms used in the Antiques Profession and the Hobby of AntiquingPeople are often confused by the terminology used by antiques dealers, and little wonder, since some of the terms have different interpretations (sometimes based on what the dealer has in stock rather than the accepted definitions of the industry!)...
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    Aleta Curry
    06/06/2016 #8 Aleta Curry
    #7 Same with furniture; patina's important, which is why when someone tries to sell a stripped-back piece of furniture to a dealer and the dealer says it isn't worth very much, the seller is dreadfully upset and doesn't understand. Which leads to an argument about whether or not wood can have a patina, or whether the word is only correctly applied to metal.
    Dean Owen
    06/06/2016 #7 Dean Owen
    #6 Much appreciated. As you may know uniform patina on a dial of a watch can often increase it's value substantially. I don't suspect that to be the case with antiques, but would love to know.
    Aleta Curry
    06/06/2016 #6 Aleta Curry
    #5 Okay - great question! I'll put it on my 'to do' list, @Dean Owen!
    Dean Owen
    06/06/2016 #5 Dean Owen
    #4 I would love to learn more about patina as it relates to antiques - I am quite familiar as to how it relates to vintage watches.
    Aleta Curry
    06/06/2016 #4 Aleta Curry
    #1 Thank you for responding, @Julie Hickman. I'm brand new to beBee and it's wonderful to meet a fellow antiques lover off the bat! You betcha I'll let you know when the handbook is finished!
    Aleta Curry
    06/06/2016 #3 Aleta Curry
    #2 Thank you @Dean Owen for taking the time out to reply!
    Dean Owen
    05/06/2016 #2 Dean Owen
    Me too!
  2. Aleta Curry

    Aleta Curry

    05/06/2016
    Well, I don't know where to start, so plunging in with a link to my latest online post.
    Aleta Curry
    Should you say 'numismatist' or 'coin collector'?
    www.linkedin.com Written by Aleta Curry   Over the next few months I’m going to share some posts based on word usage questions I get asked ‘in real life’ or on other sites. You all know the adage that begins...
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