Antiques & Collectibles

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Definitions

Antique

An object of aesthetic or historical value made over 100 years ago.

Collectible

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)

Magazines on Antiques & Collectibles

Please check our Magazines Titles by Subject page for a list of antiques magazines available at SJCPL.


Websites

Local Museums


General Information


Special Interest Sites

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

Find an Appraiser


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
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