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Appraising Your Antiques: Getting More For Less

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you have a painting you’ve inherited, or a large group of old dolls, you’re probably wondering how much they are worth. Antiques are particularly unique since most are handmade and they typically only exist in limited numbers. Some people pay top dollar to have a professional appraise, or assess an item’s worth. For those of you who don’t want to shell out the extra cash but the curiosity of your item’s value is gnawing at you, there are some ways you can have that unusual lamp your grandmother left you...

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Seven Sea Creatures Commonly Seen In Totemic Art

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The totemic art of Western Canada and Southeastern Alaska is rich in imagery from the sea. Dolphins, orcas, blue whales, and salmon all play important roles in carvings, paintings, and totem poles. The following are seven creatures of the sea commonly seen in the totemic art of the Haida and Tlingit tribes of British Columbia and the islands of Southeast Alaska. Salmon Salmon symbolizes strength, survival, inspiration, and renewal. A piece of artwork featuring a salmon or several salmon is an excellent choice to give to a loved one who is...

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