101 Antiques and Collectibles Trivia Tips That Can Make You Rich, Famous, and the Hit of the Party

Betcha Didn't Know That! Book cover

by Leon Castner and Brian Kathenes

It’s finally here! The answers you’ve been waiting for:

  • Which Indian head penny is worth more than all the others?
  • How do I find garage sale bargains everyone else is overlooking?
  • Whose baseball card is the rarest and most valuable? And how did it become so rare?
  • When is the best time to sell my antiques & collectibles?
  • What quarters in your pocket are worth at least $2.00?
  • Which old piece of flea market pottery can make you thousands of dollars?
  • And the ultimate question: Who the heck are Brian and Leon?

Betcha Can’t Read Just One!

101 tips, tricks, trivia, and secrets of the antiques and collectibles world, packed into 168 pages. A book filled with collecting tips, strange antiques trivia, humor, and insider information on finding overlooked bargains in the antiques and collectibles world.

Radio talk show hosts, TV personalities, and professional appraisers Brian Kathenes and Leon Castner share their sixty years of combined experience in this off-the-wall, fun-filled journey.

This book is for the rest of us — the people who don’t have a three million dollar table for the Antiques Roadshow. It’s a quick read, presented in short blurbs, side bars, and articles that will expand your knowledge and give you plenty to talk about over the water cooler and at your next party.

You’ll discover a few surprises in your attic, garage, or kitchen junk drawer that are worth more than you thought. And find out which items you should have thrown out years ago.

Castner and Kathenes cover the world of antiques and collectibles with topics including:

  • Baseball: The American Past Time
  • Autographs Collectibles and Memorabilia: The Eclectic Life
  • Presidential Artifacts: Hail to the Chief
  • Coins and Currency: We’re in the Money
  • Stamps: Post-it Notes
  • Ads and Advertising: Battle of the Brands
  • Americana: Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue
  • Furniture: Highboys, and Footstools and Chairs, Oh My!
  • Clocks: It’s About Time
  • Dolls: Play With Me
  • Pottery: Dishing It Up
  • Glass: NO Stone Throwing
  • Hollywood: Tales From Tinsel Town
  • Comedy & Comedians: Make ‘Em Laugh
  • Science & Technology: The Science of Science Collecting
  • Appraisal Tips From the Pros
  • How To Identify A Qualified Appraisal
  • Lessons In Diamonds
  • Spotting Fakes and Forgeries

They also included a special bonus section loaded with free reports, newsletters and coupons valued at more than five times the price of the book.

“I am mainly known for producing antiques and collectibles price guides which appeal to those wonderful sentiments of nostalgia and the need to know how much something is worth. What Leon and Brian have reminded me is that what we also love is the colorful characters and the humor which are so much part of the reason we love this business.”

Judith Miller (Publisher-The Price Guide Company)

“The Grand Prize goes to Brian & Leon for a book filled with fun factoids, tumultuous trivia and hysterical historic information about collecting. This book is a big winner, a must read for all appraisers, auctioneers and collectors of STUFF!”

Tim Luke (HGTV’s “Cash in the Attic”)