There is an old saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. This is obvious to any fans of the Antiques Roadshow. How often do we hear stories of items that were thrown away by someone, rescued by another, and turned out to be extremely valuable.
A new book in the library is the Antiques Roadshow Collectables: The Insider’s Guide to What’s Hot and What’s Not. This book offers useful information for the novice, and the serious collector. The text and photographs pertaining to each area of collecting include an introductory text and a note regarding its desirability. “What to look out for”, and “what’s not hot” are listed. “Key facts” describe the most important periods in the development of the subject. The Core collectibles section offers those items around which a collection may be built. Ask the expert boxes provide answers to frequently asked questions. An estimation of the value of each subject is also offered.
This is garage sale season and who knows, armed with the knowledge in this book, you may find an honest to goodness treasure, or, perhaps this book will keep you from throwing one out.