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Researching Antiques & Collectibles Online


Resources for researching marks and signatures, reproductions, pattern and style identification and more in reference to your antiques and collectibles.
  1. Marks & Signatures
  2. Testing Antiques
  3. Pattern and Style Identification
  1. Reproduction Information
  2. Tools & Resources
  3. Book Reviews

Marks & Signatures

The first step in identifying and valuing antiques and collectibles is often determining the maker of the item by researching a mark or signature.

Testing Antiques

There are a number of ways to test antiques and collectibles for authenticity, some of which employ very clever methods.

Pattern and Style Identification

Identifying patterns and styles can be crucial when researching antiques and collectibles. These useful resources will help you get started.

Reproduction Information

Getting stung by a reproduction is one way to "pay for your education." But researching before you buy is sure a lot easier on the pocketbook.

Tools & Resources

With all the information and tools available for antiques research, sometimes it just takes a point in the right direction to get started.

Book Reviews

Building a good reference library goes hand in hand with identifying and valuing antiques and collectibles.

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