Karen Keane, who has been an appraiser for more than 30 years and whose accomplishments include appearances on Antiques Roadshow – the original program that many would argue is still the best antiques reality show – and CEO of Skinner, Inc., one of the nation’s top auction houses, shares several “truths” we should all keep in mind as we tune in to watch the ever-growing selection of antiques-related reality shows on television.
Truth #1: Antiques Appraisals Happen Every Day
Truth #2: That’s Why They Call It “Rare”
Truth #3: Shady Characters Aren’t the Norm
Truth #4: Estimated Value Isn’t a Price Tag
Truth #5: Collect for the Experience, Not as an Investment
Interested? Here’s what she has to say on the Skinner Blog:
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