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Depression Glass Price Guide
Use this online guide to help you value and identify your Depression glass pieces.
Pottery and Porcelain Marks
A gallery of illustrated marks to help you identify antique and collectible pottery and porcelain.
How to Find Values for Your Antiques
Read more about valuing antiques and learn to come up with values for your own collectibles. Learning to value antiques and collectibles is a skill appraisers pick up over time, but with time and patience you can do it yourself.
Vintage Costume Jewelry Price Guide
Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictoral price guide.
Top Resources for Researching Antique Silver...
This useful list of links will help you research silver and silverplated wares, including maker's marks, hallmarks and values, online.
Depression Glass Patterns
This illustrated guide to Depression glass will help you identify popular patterns.
Limoges Porcelain Price Guide
Wondering how much your Limoges porcelain might be worth? Take a look at these pieces with selling prices to get an idea of the value.
4 Tips for Selling Antiques Dealers to Net the...
Sometimes selling an antique to a dealer is a great option for garnering quick cash. Get some helpful tips for selling to antiques dealers in this easy to peruse guide.
19 Different Types of Antique Chairs
A round-up of antique chair styles. Here's a listing of various types of antique chairs, with links to more detailed articles on each one. This list of antique chairs also contains links to more general antique-style articles.
Limoges: Porcelain by 48 Different Companies
Limoges porcelain is ever-popular with collectors, but many people don't realize that Limoges is a region in France rather than the name of a single factory. Learn more about this popular decorative antique porcelain made by many different companies.
Carnival Glass Price Guide
Use this online guide to assist in identifying and valuing your old carnival glass pieces.
Just How Old is an "Antique" Anyway?
How old do items need to be to be considered antiques? It's not a cut and dry answer.
Everything You Need to Know About Depression...
Learn about the history of Depression-era glass, and tips on how to start your own Depression glass collection, e.g., how to recognize reproductions.
Having Trouble Making Sense of Capodimonte Marks?
Capodimonte marks can be confusing until you know when each mark was used and by which factory. This helpful list of Capodimonte marks illustrates several well-known examples.
Pocket Watch Price Guide
Use this illustrated price guide to help you value your antique pocket watches.
Are Old Magazines Really Collectible?
Most people have at least one or two old magazines laying around, but are the worth anything? Learn more about what's collectible, and what's not, in the world of old periodicals.
Antique Silver Price Guide
Considering scrap value for your sterling silver? Use this online price guide to help you value your sterling silver wares before you destroy a valuable antique.
Stoneware Price Guide
How much do you think your antique stoneware crocks and jugs are worth? Find out here.
Fenton Glass Price Guide
A guide to help you identify and value antique and collectible Fenton glass pieces.
25 Antique Foot Styles to Help You Date and...
This article is a round-up of various antique furniture foot styles from the Renaissance to the Empire. Learn about varieties of furniture feet styles and when they developed. Several foot styles are listed, with links to more detailed descriptions and photos.
11 Must-Know Antique Furniture Leg Styles
Knowing furniture leg styles can help identify your antique furniture. Use this handy reference with links to individual articles to learn about leg styles.
Learn to Identify Eastlake Furniture
Looking at the detail on Eastlake furniture pieces helps to identify this style.
Online Price Guides for Antique Glassware from...
Antique & Collectible Glassware Value and Price Guides
What Is Fire-King Glass and How Much Is It Worth?
Wondering what's collectible in the realm of Fire-King glass? Find out what to look for and what it's worth here.
Milk Glass Price Guide
This guide will help you identify and value milk glass pieces made by Westmoreland, Fenton and others.
Coca-Cola Collectibles Price Guide
Use this guide to identify, price and value your Coca-Cola and Coke antiques and collectibles.
Beginner's Guide to Chippendale Style Furniture
Recognizing Chippendale furniture looking at legs, feet, and other distinguishing features.
6 Ways to Tell if Your Bakelite is Authentic
With the price continually rising, many people wonder if old plastic items they own might in fact be made of Bakelite. You'll find six of the most popular and effective ways to test Bakelite here.
T.V. or T & V
Wondering about the mark T&V Limoges France? Find out which company used it here. Page 49.
15 Great Antique Table Styles
From dainty teapoy to massive trestle, this article lists a range of antique tables, with links to more info about each variety.
Antique Silver Plate Price Guide
A guide to help you identify and value your silver plated antiques.
Dragon's Breath stones
Learn to identify Dragon's Breath or Mexican Glass Opal Stones as seen in antique and vintage costume jewelry.
A Guide to Identifying Queen Anne Style Furniture
Recognizing Queen Anne style furniture looking at legs, feet, and other distinguishing features.
Glassware Marks and Signatures
Use this illustrated gallery of marks to help you identify your antique and collectible glassware.
The Collector's History of Fenton Glassware
Fenton Art Glass was made for 106 years and the older pieces can be quite valuable. Learn about collecting Fenton glassware here.
Dating Antique Furniture
Determining the date of old furniture pieces can be tricky. But with some guidance, you can learn to look at construction and components that will provide useful clues.
Capodimonte
Wondering what the Capodimonte crown and Neopolitan N mark looks like? Find out here. Page 12.
Waltham 10K Gold-Filled Pocket Watch
Waltham 10K Gold-Filled Pocket Watch - Use this illustrated price guide to help you value your antique pocket watches. Page 9.
Elgin Hand Crank Pocket Watch
Elgin Hand Crank Pocket Watch - Use this illustrated price guide to help you value your antique pocket watches. Page 2.
Teco
Terra Cotta Tile Works marked their Teco pottery lines with this mark beginning in 1902. Page 50.
Online Pottery and Porcelain Value Guides to...
Wondering how much your antique and collectible pottery and porcelain pieces might be worth? Take a look at a number of different online value and price guides here.
Princess Footed Tumbler - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide: Princess Depression Glass Pink Footed Tumbler. Page 24.
Crown Potteries Co. Made in U.S.A.
Crown Potteries Co. Made in U.S.A. Mark. Page 14.
Steiff Price Guide
Use this illustrated online price guide for Steiff animals, bears and dolls made in Germany to help with identification and value.
W.G. & Co. Limoges France
Wondering about the porcelain mark W.G. & Co.? Find out which manufacturer used this mark here. Page 54.
Illinois Hunter Case Pocket Watch
Illinois Hunter Case Pocket Watch Special for Railway - Use this illustrated price guide to help you value your antique pocket watches. Page 4.
Deciphering the Mysteries of Antique Silver
Is your silver item really sterling? Find out more about what qualifies a piece as sterling silver, and how different types of silver-colored antiques are marked.
Princess Cup - Green
Depression Glass Price Guide: Princess Green Depression Glass Cup. Page 25.
American Sweetheart Cup & Saucer - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide: American Sweetheart Pink Depression Glass Cup and Saucer
Kitchen Glass Price Guide
An online price guide to help you value your kitchen glassware, including Depression era pieces.
What Every Collector Should Know About...
Capodimonte: a regal name with a royal past. Learn more about the porcelain treasures bearing the Capodimonte name.
Weld & Sons Hand Crank Pocket Watch
Weld & Sons Hand Crank Pocket Watch - Use this illustrated price guide to help you value your antique pocket watches. Page 10.
Coiffe Limoges France
Have you ever found a star mark with the word Limoges within the seven points? See if it's the Coiffe mark here. Page 13.
Worcester Royal Porcelain Co.
Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Worcester Royal Porcelain Co. Page 55.
Fortunia Hand Crank Pocket Watch
Fortunia Hand Crank Pocket Watch - Use this illustrated price guide to help you value your antique pocket watches. Page 3.
New York Standard Hunter Case Pocket Watch
New York Standard Hunter Case Pocket Watch - Use this illustrated price guide to help you value your antique pocket watches. Page 5.
Capodimonte Italian Porcelain in Detail
Have a flower or floral arrangement marked Capodimonte? Wondering if it was made by the original Capodimonte factory? Find out here.
R.S. Prussia
What does an authentic R.S. Prussia mark look like? Find out here. Page 46.
Roseville Pottery Price Guide
Peruse this gallery of past sales gleaned from online shops and auction results to identify and value your Roseville Pottery.
Fire King Oven Ware
Example of mark used on Fire King Oven Ware in the 1950s. Page 7.
Large Railroad Repeater Pocket Watch
Large Railroad Repeater Pocket Watch - Use this illustrated price guide to help you value your antique pocket watches. Page 6.
Royal Doulton Old Balloon Seller
Royal Doulton Old Balloon Seller Porcelain Mark Example with Age. Page 45.
Miss America Bowl - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide: Miss America Pink Depression Glass Bowl. Page 19.
Want to Buy and Sell Antiques? These Guides...
All the information you need on valuing and prices for antiques and collectibles in one convenient location.
Old Colony "Lace Edge" Flower Bowl or Vase -...
Depression Glass Price Guide: Old Colony Lace Edge Pink Depression Glass Vase Flower Bowl with Clear Flower Frog. Page 23.
De Sphinx Pottery
De Sphinx Petrus Regout Pottery Mark - Antiques & Collectibles. Page 15.
Sitzendorf
Which company used the S with crown mark on porcelain? Find out more about it here. Page 48.
6 Online Price Guides for Antique Furniture
These antique and Mid-Century modern furniture price and identification guides can help you value your older furniture.
Universal Potteries
Universal Potteries Mark. Antiques. Page 51.
Royal Doulton
Royal Doulton - Example of Pottery and Porcelain Marks on Antiques & Collectibles. Page 44.
Cherry Blossom
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Cherry Blossom. Page 5.
Fenton Smooth Rays with Scale Band Marigold...
Wondering how much your Fenton Smooth Rays with Scale Band marigold Carnival Glass bowl is worth? Take a look at the Carnival Glass Value Guide to find out. Page 7.
Royal Winton Welbeck 1995
Royal Winton Welbeck 1995 Mark. Antiques. Page 47.
Utmost Open Face Repeater Pocket Watch
Utmost Open Face Repeater Pocket Watch - Use this illustrated price guide to help you value your antique pocket watches. Page 7.
Fenton Autumn Acorns Bowl
If you've wondered how much your Fenton Autumn Acorns Bowl might be worth, take a look at the Carnival Glass Value Guide to find out. Page 4.
Beginner's Guide to Antique Typewriter Collecting
Ever wonder whether that antique typewriter in the attic is worth anything? There may be a collector out there who'll pay good money for it if it's just the right model.
Fenton Glass Company
Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures Gallery - Fenton Glass Company. Page 6.
West Germany Red Rhinestone and Pearl Pin
West Germany Red and Pearl Pin - Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictoral price guide. Page 65.
Northwood Strawberries Ice Blue Plate
Wondering how much a rare Northwood Carnival Glass Strawberries Ice Blue Plate might be worth? Have a look at the Carnival Glass Value Guide to find out more. Page 9.
Royal China Co.
Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Royal China Co. Page 43.
Fostoria Glass Company
Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures Gallery - Fostoria Glass Company. Page 8.
Vintage & Collectible Costume Jewelry Marks
Researching a vintage costume jewelry mark? Check this illustrated gallery for a photo of the mark and information on the designer or manufacturer.
Imperial Waffle Block Marigold Basket
Ever wonder how much your Imperial Waffle Block Marigold Basket might be worth? Take a look at the Carnival Glass Value Guide to find out more. Page 8.
Doulton & Co.
Doulton Burslem England Crown Mark - Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Antiques & Collectibles. Page 16.
Dugan Lattice and Daisy Marigold Tumbler
Wondering how much a Dugan Lattice and Daisy Marigold Tumbler might be worth? Consult the Carnival Glass Value Guide. Page 2.
Elegant Glassware Price Guide
A price guide to help you identify and value your elegant glassware from Heisey, Fostoria, Duncan and Miller, Cambridge and others.
3 Types of Silver That Aren't Really Silver
If you run across a mark reading nickel silver, German silver or alpaca on an antique, don't be fooled by these false forms of silver. Find out what they really are here.
Royal Lace Creamer - Green
Depression Glass Price Guide: Royal Lace Green Depression Glass Creamer. Page 29.
American Sweetheart Sherbet Dish - Monax
Depression Glass Price Guide: American Sweetheart Monax Depression Glass Sherbet Dish. Page 2.
Royal Lace Dinner Plate - Green
An online guide to help you value your Depression glass pieces - Royal Lace Green Dinner Plate. Page 30.
L.R.L. Limoges France
Wondering which porcelain decorating factory used the L.R.L. Limoges France mark? Find our more here. Page 29.
Van Briggle
Van Briggle Pottery Co. Maker's Mark - Post 1920 Colorado Springs. Page 52.
Queen Mary Cup - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide - Queen Mary Pink Cup Page 26.
Federal Glass Company
See an example of Federal Glass Company's famous shield mark. Page 5.
Bawo & Dotter (Elite Works)
Ever wonder which decorating company used the Elite S.M. Limoges France mark? Find out more about it here. Page 4.
Windsor Pitcher - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide - Windsor Depression Glass Pink Pitcher. Page 34.
Queen Mary Sherbet or Bread Plate - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide - Queen Mary Pink Sherbet or Bread Plate Page 28.
Patrician Amber Cup
An online guide to help you value your Depression glass pieces - Patrician Amber Cup. Page 22.
Weller Pottery
Learn about the various marks used on Weller Pottery, including dates when they were used by the Weller Pottery Company. Page 53.
Royal Bonn
Royal Bonn - Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Antiques & Collectibles. Page 42.
America's First Mass-Produced Chair
Unravel the mystery of the Hitchcock chair, America's first factory-produced chair. This article traces the history of the Hitchcock chair, a popular painted and stenciled chair of the early 19th century. Learn who invented the Hitchcock chair, how and where it was made, its characteristics and how to authenticate an original.
Lord Nelson Ware
Lord Nelson - Example and Information on Pottery and Porcelain Marks. Page 28.
Rosenthal Germany
Rosenthal Germany Mark. Antiques. Page 37.
Coro Red Pin & Earring Set
Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictoral price guide. Page 9.
Trifari Weeping Willow Brooch
Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictoral price guide - Trifari Weeping Willow Brooch. Page 62.
Queen Mary Dessert Bowl or Nappy
Depression Glass Price Guide - Queen Mary Dessert Bowl or Nappy. Page 27.
What Is Rolled Gold?
What does rolled gold mean in jewelery? Rolled gold refers to one of the first, and most successful, imitations of solid gold. Learn the difference between rolled gold, gold-filled and gold-plated in this glossary-style article. This article defines rolled gold and gives several examples of rolled gold jewelry.
Windsor Tumbler - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide - Windsor Pink Depression Glass Tumbler. Page 35.
Moderntone Cream Soup
Moderntone Cream Soup - An online guide to help you value your Depression glass pieces. Page 20.
Learn How to Identify Sheraton Style Furniture
You've heard the words 'Sheraton style', but could you recognize the furniture? Learn who Thomas Sheraton was, and why his work is so significant. This article defines and describes the characteristics of Sheraton-style furniture. Sheraton-influenced furniture is illustrated and identified, with its key features explained and its influence explored.
Fenton Orange Tree Compote
Wondering how much your Fenton Carnival Glass Orange Tree footed compote is worth? Take a look at the Carnival Glass Value Guide to find out. Page 6.
Block Optic Cone Sherbet Dish - Green
Depression Glass Price Guide: Block Optic Green Depression Glass Sherbet Dessert Dish. Page 8.
Modern Head Hunters Prefer the Ladies
Collecting head vases is a popular pastime. Learn more about them here.
M.Z. Austria
M.Z. Austria Mark. Antiques. Page 34.
Cubist "Cube" Butter Dish - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide - Cube Cubist Pink Depression Glass Butter Dish. Page 12.
Fenton Butterflies Bon Bon Dish
Wondering how much your Fenton Marigold Butterflies Bon Bon Dish is worth? Find out with the Carnival Glass Value Guide>. Page 5.
Iris
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Iris & Herringbone. Page 10.
Trifari Cranberry Red Dangle Brooch
Trifari Cranberry Red Dangle Brooch - Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictoral price guide. Page 63.
Several Good Price Guides for Silver and Silver...
Wondering how much your antique silver and old silver plates wares are worth? Get some clues here.
All about Antique and Collectible Milk Glass
Milk glass has a long and varied past. Learn more about old and new milk glass here.
B & H Limoges
Wondering about the B & H Limoges mark on china? Find out more about it here. Page 6.
Cast Iron Uncle Sam Mechanical Bank
How much is an authentic Cast Iron Uncle Sam Mechanical Bank worth? Check the Mechanical Bank Value and Price Guide to find out. Page 7.
Sportsman Series Skier Mixer - Cobalt Blue
Depression Glass Price Guide: Sportsman Series Skier Cobalt Blue Depression Glass Cocktail Mixer. Page 31.
Mayfair "Open Rose" Relish Dish - Blue
Depression Glass Price Guide - Mayfaiir Blue Relish Dish. Page 18.
Iris Depression Glass Butter Dish -Iridescent
Depression Glass Price Guide: Iris Iridescent Depression Glass Butter Dish. Page 17.
Swirl "Petal Swirl" Vase - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide - Swirl Pink Vase. Page 32.
Royal Lace
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Royal Lace. Page 20.
Mayfair
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Mayfair or Open Rose. Page 11.
Vendome Pink Rhinestone Necklace
Vendome Pink Rhinestone Necklace - Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictoral price guide. Page 64.
Cameo
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Cameo or Ballerina or Dancing Girl. Page 4.
Westmoreland Glass Company
Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures Gallery - Westmoreland Glass Company Mark. Page 22.
Learn About Griswold Cast Iron - Including...
Collecting heavy metal? You are if you're a Griswold cast iron fan. Learn all about this cookware including how to clean and season your old finds.
Know Your Antique Couch, Sofa and Settee Styles
Whether used for lying down or sitting upright, the couch -- and its cousins, the sofa, the settee and the daybed -- has a long history, going back to classical Greek and Roman times. Here is a list of some common types that antique furniture fans are likely to encounter.
Eisenberg Originals Fur or Pin Clip
Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictoral price guide. Page 14.
Moderntone
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Moderntone. Page 12.
Wheel Etched Creamer & Sugar - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide: Wheel Etched Depression Glass Cream and Sugar. Page 33.
McCoy U.S.A.
McCoy U.S.A. Mark. Antiques. Page 30.
Sharon
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Sharon or Cabbage Rose. Page 21.
Bubble
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Bubble Pattern. Page 3.
Dugan Iris Tankard & Glass Set
Wondering how much a Dugan carnival glass Iris pattern tankard pitcher and glass set might be worth? Find out here.
Johnson Bros. English Chippendale
Johnson Bros England - English Chippendale Pattern Mark. Page 24.
Block Optic Lunch Plate - Green
Block Optic Green Depression Glass Luncheon Plate. Page 6.
Dugan Question Marks Marigold Footed Bon-Bon Dish
Wondering how much a Dugan Question Marks Marigold Footed Bon-Bon Dish is worth? Visit the Carnival Glass Value Guide to find out. Page 3.
Chevron Cream and Sugar - Cobalt or "Ritz" Blue
Depression Glass Price Guide: Chevron Cobalt Depression Glass Creamer and Sugar Bowl. Page 9.
Cherub Holding Glass Plate
Large Winged Cherub Holding Glass Plate - A Guide to Help You Identify and Value Your Silver Plated Antiques. Page 6.
Doric
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Doric. Page 6.
Block Optic Cone Sugar Bowl - Green
Depression Glass Price Guide: Block Optic Green Depression Glass Cone Sugar Bowl. Page 4.
L. Hutschenruether Porcelain Factory
L. Hutschenruether Porcelain Factory - Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Antiques & Collectibles. Page 25.
Holiday
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Holiday or Buttons and Bows. Page 8.
Restoring Antique Furniture: Should You or...
You've heard that refinishing old furniture can diminish the value. So when is it okay to clean, repair and refinish an antique? Read on for more information on furniture refinishing and restoration.

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