â€śThis is a fun and painless way to give yourself a firm grounding in the wide wonderful world of antiques and collectibles.â€ťKyle Husfloen, Managing Editor, Antique Trader Weekly and Antique Traderâ€™s Antiques & Collectibles Price GuideDo you love to poke around estate sales and antique shops, but canâ€™t tell the difference between Queen Anne and Queen Victoria furniture? Do you dream of owning that old Oriental rug or Meissen figurine â€” but worry that the dealer might gouge you on the price? Do you own pieces you think might be valuable â€” but donâ€™t know where to go for a reliable appraisal? Relax. Antiquing For Dummies answers all your antiquing questionsâ€”and more.Whether youâ€™re a beginner or youâ€™ve already gotten your feet wet, this fun, friendly guide will give you the savvy you need to cruise, schmooze, bargain for, and care for antiques with confidence. In no time youâ€™ll be able to:Tell the difference between real antiques and stuff thatâ€™s just oldDevelop an antique hunt plan of attackSelect antiques based on the 5 key points of the â€śRADAR Testâ€ťDiscover hidden treasures at garages, estate sales, auctions, and shopsGet the best deals when buying and selling antiquesDecorate with antique glass and porcelain from around the worldClean and care for your precious findsWork an auctionâ€”real-time and onlineWriting with humor and common sense, Ron Zoglin and Deborah Shouse demystify the highfaluting terminology of the antique world. And step-by-step they walk you through all the antiquing essential, including:Different furniture styles and periods of furniture and how to distinguish themDovetails, nails, and other construction elements that offer clues to a pieceâ€™s ageWhere to go for the best antique bargains â€” includes tips on how to bid at auctions in person or onlineAll about antique glass, ceramics and silverIntegrating antiques into your life at home and at the officeAntiquing For Dummies gets you up and running with what you need to know to find, research, and negotiate prices like a pro.