We all know how important a label can make to the value of an antique, but the label is often that of a maker, not a seller. It's also obvious that a label from the retailer can add interest to an item, but can it also add value? A couple of months ago I did a show on Tiffany, and we do know that things sold and marked by Tiffany & Co have a cache and added value. But what about the other purveyors of goods in the 19th century? In this episode, we'll investigate the stories of the retailers: American, British, and Continental; and we'll try to determine just how much this kind of provenance can affect collectibility and value.

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