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Killer Stuff & Tons of Money: An Insider's Look at the World of Flea Markets, Antiques, and Collecting

by Maureen Stanton
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Whether it's Antiques Roadshow or American Pickers, or any of the number of TV shows on flea markets, the world of collecting inspired a cult following of millions of Americans. Celebrated author Maureen Stanton takes readers behind the scenes and deep into the "flea-o-sphere," following master antiques dealer Curt Avery from the populist mayhem of flea markets, to the rarefied realm of high-end antiques show, to the heart-pounding competition of auctions. Killer Stuff and Tons of Money is a captivating tour of the outrageous wold of American antiques, jam-packed with colorful characters, high-stakes scores and insider tips for all who seek hidden treasure.

In addition, Stanton explores high-end fakes and references Winterthur's experience of discovering forgeries within its own collection.

This book accompanies the upcoming exhibition "Treasures on Trial" at Winterthur, April 1, 2017 - January 7, 2018. Frauds. Fakes. Trickery. Deceit! Put on your CSI hat and investigate some of the most clever and costliest deceptions of our time.

View more than 40 forgeries and counterfeits of all types, from art to wine to fashion. Learn the beguiling tales behind these fakes - many of which have been at the center of major scandals and FBI investigations! See how science is deployed to reveal the truth behind these clever shams, and how the experts answer the question, -Is it real or fake??

• Paperback, 336 pages.

• 5.5" x 8.4".

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