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Tips, Tools & Techniques to Care for Antiques, Collectibles, and Other Treasures.

Author: Georgia Kemp Caraway
Publisher: Denton : University of North Texas Press, 2012.
Series: Morgan Kaufmann practical guides series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What common baking ingredient can conceal white rings on furniture? (Crushed pecans.) How do you detect a repair in a pottery vase you want to buy? (Look at it under a black light.) What's the best way to remove water damage from your great-grandfather's Bible? (Put it in your freezer.) Answers to these questions and many more are included in this convenient handbook by long-time antiques expert Georgia Kemp  Read more...
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Caraway, Georgia Kemp.
Tips, Tools & Techniques to Care for Antiques, Collectibles, and Other Treasures.
Denton : University of North Texas Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Georgia Kemp Caraway
ISBN: 9781574414622 1574414623
OCLC Number: 793227934
Description: 1 online resource (184 pages).
Contents: Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Tools to Keep on Hand; Advertising Memorabilia: Metal; Aluminum; Audio Materials; Bamboo Furniture; Baskets; Books; Brass; Bronze; Buttons; Cast Iron; Cedar Aroma Renewal; China; Christmas Ornaments; Chrome; Coins; Colorfast Fabrics; Copper; Dolls; Doorstops; Enamel; Fabrics and Textiles; Obtaining a Vintage Look on Fabrics; Framing; Furniture; Glassware; Glue: How to Choose; Ivory or Bone; Jewelry; Label Removal; Lace; Lacquered Items; Leather; Loupe: How to Use; Marble; Metals: Identifying with a Magnet; Mildew Cleaner; Mirrors. NickelPaper Collectibles; Pewter; Photography; Plastics; Postage Stamps; Pottery; Quilts; Rugs; Hooked Rugs; Rust; Silver; Steel; Upholstery, Rug, and Carpet Cleaning; Vintage Clothing and Textiles; Wicker; Appendices; A. Auction Tips; B. Conducting a Successful Garage Sale; C. Smart Shopping at Garage Sales; D. Haggling at a Flea Market; E. Dates to Remember; British Registration Marks; Centuries; Chinese Dynasties and Emperors; Japanese Periods; "Made in Japan"; Postal Zone Numbers and Zip Codes; Postal Rate Changes; Telephone Numbers; The Internet; United States Invention Patents. United States Design PatentsF. Roman Numeral Interpreter; G. Insurance and Estate Protection; H. Reproductions; I. Pronunciation Key; J. Finding an Accredited Appraiser; Works Consulted.
Series Title: Morgan Kaufmann practical guides series.

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What common baking ingredient can conceal white rings on furniture? (Crushed pecans.) How do you detect a repair in a pottery vase you want to buy? (Look at it under a black light.) What's the best way to remove water damage from your great-grandfather's Bible? (Put it in your freezer.) Answers to these questions and many more are included in this convenient handbook by long-time antiques expert Georgia Kemp Caraway. Organized alphabetically, Tips, Tools, and Techniques is easy to consult about the cleaning and maintenance of common antique and collectible objects, including metal advertising.

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