Answered By: Emilie Smart
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2015     Views: 60

You can get lots of info about your collectibles and antiques at the library!  We provide access to the p4A Antiques Reference Database which has recent auction results for thousands of items.  Something in your collection is bound to be in there! Log in to our database page and click on the link.

We also have lots of print resources. 

Here are some suggested titles: 

The Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide

This pricing guide provides accurate and up-to-date information along with careful descriptions and many photographs for a wide range of collectibles.

The Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price List

This publication is intended for the average collector and reports prices based on actual retail sales. The Kovels also publish a monthly newsletter and many more specialized books on antiques and collectibles.

Miller's International Antiques Price Guide

Useful for the first-time buyer or the professional, this publication offers photographs, price ranges, market developments and collecting advice.


The library has several magazines about antiques and collecting. Check the Library's Online Catalog for availability.

  • Antiques and Collecting Magazine
  • Coin World
  • Country Living
  • Linn's Stamp News
  • Magazine Antiques
  • World Coin News

Once a year, the library holds the Attic Treasures program, which features local and regional collection specialists who identify and evaluate items that the public brings in.  Bring your items in to be appraised.  It's more fun that watching the Antiques Roadshow on TV!!

Call (225) 231-3750 for more information.