Pamela Wiggins

Antique Expert


Bachelor of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin


  • Contributor to national antique-related periodicals including Antique Trader, Heritage Magazine, Treasures, and Numismatist
  • Co-founder of Costume Jewelry Collectors International, an educational website


Pamela Y. Wiggins is an antique expert and the author of three books and numerous articles on antique collecting. Her writing focuses on a variety of antiques and collectibles topics, and it has appeared in a number of national periodicals including Antique Trader, Treasures, and Numismatist, along with many regional publications like Where GuestBook New York.

She is the co-founder of Costume Jewelry Collectors Int’l (CJCI), an organization providing online educational resources for collectible costume jewelry enthusiasts. Pamela has been called upon as an expert consultant on the business of buying and selling antiques and has been interviewed as an antique expert on numerous television and radio programs.


Pamela completed the International Society of Appraisers core courses in appraisal studies. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism with magazine concentration from the University of Texas at Austin.


  • Warman's Costume Jewelry: Identification and Price Guide Paperback (Krause, 2014)
  • Buying & Selling Antiques and Collectibles on eBay (Buying & Selling on eBay) (Course Technology PTR, 2003)
  • Collecting With Kids: How To Inspire, Intrigue and Guide the Young Collector (Krause, 2016)

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