Did the current recession take the wind out of your 401K? Did the value of your stock portfolio deflate like a bad party balloon?
Of the following, which increases the value of an antique board game?
- A game with all its pieces, instructions and box
- its popularity
Why are Confederate Civil War artifacts often a better investment than Union Civil War artifacts?
- Because the Confederacy lost the war
- Because the Union won the war
- Because Confederate artifacts are rare
- Because nobody wants Union Civil War artifacts
Which of the following impacts the value of a classic car more?
- factory paint
- number of accidents
Which is the best way to tell whether the top and lower sections of an antique dresser belong together?
- both sections are made of the same wood
- both sections were made by the same person
- the brass handles on both sections are the same
- both sections are the same color
How might you tell whether an antique flag is real or a reproduction?
- faded color
- number of stars
Does cleaning a painting affect its value?
What is one way to tell whether a sports collector knows an item is authentic?
- If the item has a hologram
- the seller says it is
- you can found the item in a collector's guide
- it looks authentic
What is one way to tell whether a toy bear is a Steiff?
- the bear's nose
- the quality of the bear's stuffing
- the button in the bear's ear
- the color of its eyes
Which is more desirable to art collectors?
- A painting of an Irish setter
- A painting of a border collie
- A painting of a mutt
- A painting of a cat
How might you tell a fake autograph from a real autograph?
- the color of the paper
- flow of the signature
- types of lettering
- the color of ink
Which section of the country might you get top dollar for selling Asian art?
- New England
- West Coast
Which of these rock 'n' roll stars commands the most money for memorabilia?
- John Lennon
- Elton John
- Mick Jagger
Does a certificate of authenticity impact the value of a piece of art?
Is France the best place to sell French art?
Why would a piece of antique furniture be worth more if the wood was hand sawn?
- Hand-sawn wood typically means the piece is very old
- It shows the quality of the workmanship
- It designates what part of the country the piece was made
- It means the piece has been refinished
Which Native American artifacts are the most valuable?
- items from extinct tribes
- items from existing tribes
What is one reason why the price of ivory has increased over the years?
- dealing in ivory is illegal
- it tarnishes easily
- it is rare
- it's very breakable
Which of the following factors determines the price of high-end wine?
- supply and demand
In what year was the most expensive Barbie created?
What type of clock is a better investment?
- tall case