Curtis shares 3 tools to carry, and 2 tips to keep in mind, when you are out buying antiques, artwork, or other collectibles.

Do you carry a jeweler’s loupe/magnifying glass, magnet, and tape measure with you at the fair? Curtis will tell you why these three tools will help you buy with confidence.

Do you ask questions and notice trends at the market or auction? This is such an important thing to keep in mind to make you a better collector.

Watch the video below to hear from Curtis how to best use these tools and tips to buy better.

Over the next several months we will be working with renowned expert Curtis Dowling to answer questions that you may have about your antiques, art, and other estate items. If you have any of the following questions then make sure to sign up for updates.

How can I make sure I’m buying legitimate antiques, collectibles, and artwork?

Does anyone buy antiques any more?

What is the best way to sell your antiques?

What are my antiques are worth?

Where do I buy antiques?

Where do I buy artwork?

How do I buy antiques online?

How do I buy artwork online?

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Curtis Dowling has appeared on, or consulted for, shows on the BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 in the UK such as Cash in the Attic, Hidden Paintings, Beat the Bank, LoveJoy and others. He was a consultant for CNBC’s “Elizabeth Taylor: Auction of a Lifetime” and was the host of Treasure Detectives which was one of the highest rated CNBC Prime shows ever.

Curtis is bringing his 30+ years of experience to the KC Auction & Appraisal Company through a series of videos where he will talk about Fakes & Frauds in the art and antique business. He will also talk about why it is important to work with a professional auction company when it is time to buy or sell.