Antiques & Collectibles

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An object of aesthetic or historical value
made over 100 years ago.
An artistic or historical treasure less than
100 years old.
A mass-produced or "limited edition" object.
An object that gains value because of its
association with a famous person or event.
(Source: Antique Speak)


SJCPL Resources

Standard Identification & Price Guides

Price guide are generally buyers' guides, not sellers' guides, suggesting what you would have to pay to purchase an object.
Sellers should expect to receive much less than the value listed.

Browsing the Library's Collection

(Dewey Decimal Numbers)

  • 700 The Arts
    • 730 Plastic Arts, Sculpture
      • 736 Carvings
      • 737 Coins, Paper Money
      • 738 Ceramics, Porcelain
      • 739 Metalwork
    • Drawing & Decorative Arts
      • 741 Drawings
      • 745 Decorative Arts
        • 745.1 Antiques & Collectibles
      • 746 Textiles
      • 748 Glass
      • 749 Furniture
    • 750 Paintings
    • 760 Prints
      • 769 Stamps, Sports Cards, Posters
    • 770 Photographs
    • 781.64 Sound recordings (CD's, vinyl records, etc)

Magazines on Antiques & Collectibles

Local Information

Local Museums

Local Clubs

For descriptions and contact information, search Community Connection.

  • Antique Automobile Club of America, St. Joseph Valley Region
  • Antique Study Group
  • Northern Indiana Philatelic Society
  • Questers Chapters

Area Antique Shows & Auctions

  • St. Joseph County Fairgrounds, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Schedule)
  • Click here for an interesting article about antique shops along Indiana's Historic National Road


General Information

Special Interest Sites

Online Auctions Caution: Authentication is generally by sellers, not experts.

Find an Appraiser

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