Updated Cover

Well, I'm not going to make my self-imposed deadline of January 12th to have the new book available on Amazon, but I have made progress and am moving forward (trying for the end of the month).

Mark did make his deadline.
I asked if he would help me update the cover for the last book, the first in this series, and I love it.

 He has also made the cover for the next one in the series, Such A Lot of Deadly Things, and I love that too...but will wait to reveal that one when the book becomes available on Amazon.

Now, back to the editing grindstone! 

Carol Ann's Corner

Carol Ann's Corner
Tips from our favorite shop keeper

Real or Reproduction

As you are hunting around for treasure at yard sales and flea markets, you will come across things that make you wonder if they are original or reproductions. It can be hard to tell.

These are a couple tip offs.

One, does it look a little worn? It should if its really antique or vintage. Even the best kept china got moved around in the cabinet, the doll's vinyl body and hair faded a bit, or the lunch box got a little rust around the hinges. If it looks shiny and new, chances are it is.

Two, are there a lot of them? If you are in a shop or flea market stall and there are ten of the items you've been looking for and haven't been able to find...they have probably been manufactured. Unless you are at a reputable dealer who specializes in that item, then you may have hit the jackpot for your particular collectible.

A good way to gauge if it is a reputable dealer is they will be happy to answer your questions about if the item is authentic or not, and how you can tell. A dealer with a passion and knowledge about that item, will enjoy explaining that all to you. A disreputable dealer, not so much.

Carol Ann Miller
Proprietor, Miller's Fine Antiques

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