Be very cautious of antique dealers who tell you that you've found an item that resembles the Hope Diamond but even more so, those who inform you that your item isn't worth anything. Like I said earlier, the antique dealer or appraiser MUST be someone you trust. Get to know this person over time. Keep track of the times when he/she is right or wrong. If you find they are deliberately taking you down the wrong path, start looking for another dealer.
Since I'm just beginning this blog, I'm going to keep it short. My goal is to interact with those of you who would like to learn more about antiques and vintage. I welcome your comments, your photos and your questions. I'm always open to learning more and I'm sure we will learn many things together.