Antiques & Collectibles

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Antiques & Collectibles

General Information

Special Interest Sites

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

Find an Appraiser


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, the Antiques Roadshow glossary)


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)

Local Clubs

For descriptions and contact information, search Community Connection.

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

Area Antique Shows & Auctions

Interesting Tidbits Did you know that while some members of the Studebaker family were manufacturing automobiles, others were making pocket watches? Here is an interesting article from Southeastern Antiquing and Collecting Magazine about Studebaker watches. For more information about early South Bend businesses, contact Local & Family History Services.

Please feel free to leave comments or suggestions in the discussion page.

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