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Totally Unique Father's Day Gifts You Definitely Want to Give

Tips & Guides | PUBLISHED 06.13.22 | Administration
Antique, vintage and contemporary pieces make great Father's Day gifts! | BRG

We rounded up some of the best Father’s Day gift ideas for dads of all ages, backgrounds, tastes, and hobbies with this edition of Black Rock Galleries Gift Guide. Whether your dad is a sports enthusiast or a music lover, the outdoorsy type or a lover of design, you’ll find the perfect unique gift.

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The Best Sterling Silver & Silverplate Cleaning Secret

Tips & Guides | PUBLISHED 11.19.21 | Jennifer Ventresca
 | BRG

From family heirlooms to fabulous secondhand finds, nothing evokes fun yet elegant entertaining like antique and vintage sterling silver and silver-plate. What's not to love about the sparkle of silver when entertaining family and friends during the holidays? Polishing ... that's what. Check out this de-tarnishing hack that'll make you yearn to start your own silver collection.

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Are You Looking for a New Hobby? Buyers Guide for Remote Control Airplane Fliers & Collectors

Tips & Guides | PUBLISHED 11.06.21 | Jennifer Ventresca
C Boeing P-26 Peashooter With Futaba T6EX Controller | BRG

Calling all radio-controlled airplane enthusiasts and those interested in starting a new hobby! Mark Berard of RC Aces shares some tips and pointers for new and prospective RC aircraft fliers and collectors.

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Moving? Safely pack and move fine antiques and vintage furniture

Tips & Guides | PUBLISHED 09.23.21 | Guest Blogger: Sarah James
A formal living room or parlor full of antique furniture and period pieces | BRG

Moving is always a stressful process. There are a lot of things that require careful organizing and preparation. This is never more true than when you need to pack antique and valuable pieces. Here's how to pack and move antique furniture safely to your new home.

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Favorite End of Summer Recipes

Tips & Guides | PUBLISHED 08.30.19 | Jennifer Ventresca
BRG Blog - End of Summer Recipes - photo by Valeria Boltneva from Pexels | BRG

Now with summer's end looming and the kids back in school, some of our BRGers are sharing their favorite summertime family recipes with you. (Yes, Labor Day Weekend is upon us, but there are technically a few more weeks of summer!) So enjoy this 'pot luck' assortment of fun foods.

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Worst Moving Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Tips & Guides | PUBLISHED 07.08.19 | Jennifer Ventresca
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The summer moving season is in full-swing for down-sizers, up-sizers, and new home buyers. Making the big move can be expensive and stressful for the most stout-hearted people. If you're making any of these mistakes, you could be making things worse for yourself. Learn how to avoid these moving mistakes....

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How Non-Profits Benefit from Appraisal Consultations

Tips & Guides | PUBLISHED 06.07.19 | Jennifer Ventresca
BRG helps charity make more money | BRG

Expertise. Finding value in under-valued items. No fees. It’s never been easier for charitable foundations, organizations, and non-profits to achieve the same benefits seen by others who partner with BRG. Learn more here....

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Key Auction Terms Every Bidder Should Know

Tips & Guides | PUBLISHED 01.01.19 | Jennifer Ventresca
Key auction terms for BRG's online auctions | BRG

If you're new to BRG's online auctions, it's possible that you may want a quick guide for auction terminology. BRG makes auction and site terminology simple and easy to follow. Let's get started....

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Vintage Copper Cookware

Tips & Guides | PUBLISHED 09.29.17 | Jennifer Ventresca
 | BRG

Periodically, we encounter pieces or even entire sets of vintage copper cookware in the estates that we handle. There are some things that collectors and users of copper cookware look for when purchasing vintage pieces that perhaps the average non-collector might not be aware of.

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