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The Five Signs of a Valuable Antique

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The Five Signs of a Valuable Antique

So many times I'm asked what makes a great antique find.  Here's an article that helps to distinguish what makes for a fabulous antique find.  The 5 signs are rarity, aesthetics, desirability, authenticity, and wonderful condition.    http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/the-five-signs-of-a-valuable-antique.html

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Shopping For True Vintage & Handmade Merchandise .........

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Shopping For True Vintage & Handmade Merchandise .........

Lately, shopping on Etsy has become a nightmare for many shoppers.  I've been seeing posts daily in their forums of shoppers complaining that they can't find what they are looking for, especially when it comes to shopping for vintage pieces, not to mention finding handmade items.  As a shopper I've faced the same issues on Etsy.  You put in a search for "vintage" and end up finding a ton of mass produced new pieces that may have a vintage look but they most certainly aren't vintage pieces.  One of the easiest ways to distinguish mass produced items from true vintage items is when the seller has...

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Google Translator

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I've just finished adding Google translator to my store; making PowerOfOneDesigns.com more user friendly for my friends around the world.  If you experience any problems using this feature with Internet Explorer as your browser, please try using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers. Click on the doors to enter Power Of One Designs    

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