One Book, Two Book, Free Book, New Book

 The second book in the Miller's Fine Antiques Series has finally gone live! 

Such A Lot of Deadly Things continues the story of antique shop owner Carol Ann Miller, her best friend and business partner Lucy, and her eccentric mother Matilda as they hunt for antiques at auctions and flea markets, while trying to avoid stumbling into murderers...the later, without much success. 

The first book in the series Such Beautiful Deadly Things has been spruced up since it was first released and has a new cover. I am offering it free on Kindle this week in case you'd like to go back and reacquaint yourself with the ladies and their first adventure.

Now for some thrift store therapy...and then on to the next one!



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

Popular Posts