Are you an antiques expert?

Thanks to those who responded to the Antiques Expert Test.  For those who didn’t know the answers to the “Common Sense Quiz” they are as follows.

1) The painting that was reported to be painted in 1865 had a light bulb in it. Thomas A. Edison was born in 1847 and he invented the light bulb in 1865. It pays to know your history kids!

2) The signed photograph of George Washington cannot be authentic because the camera was not invented until after George Washington’s death.

3) The coin dated; “52 B. C.” cannot be authentic, since there were no coins dated “B.C.”

4) Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the U. S.  died in 1964. Therefore, the signed cruise ship print dated November 6, 1966 cannot be authentic.

5) The Amelia Earhart authentication letter of the propeller is a fake. Her last name is spelled EARHART, not AIRHART. The letter was dated 5/7/36. Her last “round the world” flight was in 1937. She disappeared during that flight.

If you would like to see more contests and antiques and collectibles puzzlers, let me know!

If you have questions regarding antiques and collectibles let me know. My e-mail and phone number are on this site.

About askbeverly

Who am I? I am an individual who values the contents of people's homes for a variety of reasons. I'm called a "personal property appraiser" and certified by the International Society of Appraisers which requires educational courses, examinations, keeping up with current tax laws and every two years taking a course called the Uniform Standards of Personal Property Appraisals. Every five years, I am required to keep up my ISA certification by proving I have a minimum of 100 personal property development credits - that's course hours and actual research time spend on appraisal work. As a long time collector I have turned a hobby into a profession and for the last 22 years worked as an independent appraiser. My specialties include china, pottery, sterling silver, crystal and glassware, costume jewelry, Carnival Glass, Belleek Irish porcelain, collectibles and furniture. Why do you need an appraisal? The purpose of an appraisal may be for obtaining insurance, probate of an estate, equitable division of an estate or divorce, or a damage claim. I also give lectures on several different topics to antique clubs, provide consultations in person, by phone and through email. No my service is not free! But I will also advise you if I believe it is in your best interest to do research on your own if you just want an idea of what something is worth rather than pay for an appraisal.

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