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The definition of 'antique painting' has been the subject of much heated debate. Antique paintings collectors claim that antique paintings must simply be 100 years old or older. This definition suggests that some antique paintings drafted in the earliest years of the 20th century, therefore, may already be considered antiques. It is almost always more valuable to collect an original antique painting, but some reproductions of famous and rare antique paintings can appreciate significantly in value over the years. When shopping for antique paintings, check attributions and proofs of authenticity. Some antiue paintings may also come with provenance documents, which describe the chain of ownership. While in general, marks can chip away at a painting's condition and thereby make it less valuable on the market, there have been instances where accidental injuries to particular pieces of art have increased their value. When appraising antiques, consider historical context as well as artistic merit.