Here's a new book about collecting antiques as an investor, titled HISTORY'S JACKPOT. Sounds interesting -- you can read the 1st chapter here. Author Craig Gottlieb has an easy-to-read friendly style, and seems to know the biz. From just reading the 1st chapter, it seems that he is offering sound advice to a beginner collector.
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