Whether you are a seller, collector, or just have a desire to know more about antiques, this class is designed for the antiquarian in you. Licensed auctioneer, seller, and collector, Gary Lee, covers topics in researching the value and best practices for purchase and sales. He will review sample pieces with an eye to history and value (students may provide pieces for the final three classes.) The second hour of each class will be a review of maker marks and ways to identify fakes, including testing metals and use of blacklight. A presentation on bidding decisions will help you buy at a better price. The course also covers minor repairs, when not to polish or refinish, packing, photography, shipping and more.