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Truth Hunting: Don't Buy a Lie

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Cursed and haunted treasures Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

Some treasures are rumored to be cursed or haunted. Even though they reside in the limbo of superstition, they have track records that are hard to ignore.

Junk-store jackpots Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 1:31 PM ET

Are you savvy enough to discover tag sale treasure?

How to spot a fake: Porcelain Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 5:13 PM ET

A CNBC "Treasure Detectives" expert says spotting fake porcelain is simple as long as you know what to look for.

How to spot a fake: Rare books Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 12:28 PM ET
People browse through books at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair.

How does a book collector protect against becoming a faker's victim? One forgery expert tells you how.

Movie memorabilia that cleaned up Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 4:29 PM ET

From "Saturday Night Fever" to "Star Wars," here is some movie memorabilia that cleaned up at auction.

How to spot a fake: Pottery Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 1:59 PM ET

"Treasure Detectives" host Curtis Dowling gives tips on searching like an expert.

Commonly faked collectibles Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 1:13 PM ET

Here’s a roundup of commonly faked items in popular categories of collecting.

How to spot a fake: Furniture Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 2:51 PM ET

CNBC "Treasure Detectives" host Curtis Dowling offers tips about a common fraud involving collectibles: furniture.

Fakes that fooled the experts Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 10:32 AM ET

Experts can stop buyers from buying a fake, but even they can get fooled. Here are some works of art that stumped the experts.

Meet the Team

  • Curtis Dowling Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 3:51 PM ET

    Curtis has over 20 years' experience in fine arts and antiques and he hates fakes! He is on a mission to help people discover the truth and put the fakers and forgers out of business.

  • Catherine Knebel Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 3:47 PM ET

    Catherine Knebel is Curtis Dowling's research assistant and a treasure detective with an auctioneer's background.

  • Andy Smith Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 3:41 PM ET

    Andy is the treasure detective with people skills. People like Andy and he can get them to talk and give him valuable information.

  • Matthew Brandon Hutchens Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 9:38 AM ET

    "Hutch," a.k.a. Matthew Brandon Hutchens, started collecting as soon as he could walk. His special areas of expertise are high-end military memorabilia, swords, fine art, and jewelry.

About Treasure Detectives

"Treasure Detectives" takes you deep inside the world of arts, antiques and collectibles. Curtis Dowling and his team of investigators verify the authenticity of collectibles, artwork and antiquities using innovative technology and street smarts. Is it a fake or is it worth a fortune?

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