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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.
The Best Resources for Researching Silver
This useful list of links will help you research silver and silverplated wares, including maker's marks, hallmarks and values, online.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vintage Costume Jewelry Price Guide
Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictoral price guide.
Depression Glass Patterns
This illustrated guide to Depression glass will help you identify popular patterns.
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.
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.
Pocket Watch Price Guide
Use this illustrated price guide to help you value your antique pocket watches.
Carnival Glass Price Guide
Use this online guide to assist in identifying and valuing your old carnival glass pieces.
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.
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.
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.
Coca-Cola Collectibles Price Guide
Use this guide to identify, price and value your Coca-Cola and Coke antiques and collectibles.
Stoneware Price Guide
How much do you think your antique stoneware crocks and jugs are worth? Find out here.
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.
Milk Glass Price Guide
This guide will help you identify and value milk glass pieces made by Westmoreland, Fenton and others.
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.
The Beginner's Guide to Chippendale Style...
Recognizing Chippendale furniture looking at legs, feet, and other distinguishing features.
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.
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.
Fenton Glass Price Guide
A guide to help you identify and value antique and collectible Fenton glass pieces.
Antique Silver Plate Price Guide
A guide to help you identify and value your silver plated antiques.
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.
The Beginner's Guide to the Eastlake Furniture...
Looking at the detail on Eastlake furniture pieces helps to identify this style.
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.
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.
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.
Online Price Guides for Antique Glassware from...
Antique & Collectible Glassware Value and Price Guides
Glassware Marks & Signatures
Use this illustrated gallery of marks to help you identify your antique and collectible glassware.
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.
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.
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.
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 8.
The Beginner's Guide to Queen Anne Style...
Recognizing Queen Anne style furniture looking at legs, feet, and other distinguishing features.
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.
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.
Fire King Oven Ware
Example of mark used on Fire King Oven Ware in the 1950s. Page 6.
How Do You Know the Age of 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.
T.V. or T & V
Wondering about the mark T&V Limoges France? Find out which company used it here. Page 48.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Capodimonte
Wondering what the Capodimonte crown and Neopolitan N mark looks like? Find out here. Page 12.
Fenton Glass Company
Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures Gallery - Fenton Glass Company. Page 5.
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.
Teco
Terra Cotta Tile Works marked their Teco pottery lines with this mark beginning in 1902. Page 49.
Roseville Pottery Price Guide
Peruse this gallery of past auction sales to identify and value your Roseville Pottery.
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.
American Sweetheart Cup & Saucer - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide: American Sweetheart Pink Depression Glass Cup and Saucer
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.
Royal Bonn
Royal Bonn - Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Antiques & Collectibles. Page 41.
Princess Footed Tumbler - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide: Princess Depression Glass Pink Footed Tumbler. Page 24.
W.G. & Co. Limoges France
Wondering about the porcelain mark W.G. & Co.? Find out which manufacturer used this mark here. Page 53.
What Every Collector Should Know About...
Capodimonte: a regal name with a royal past. Learn more about the porcelain treasures bearing the Capodimonte name.
Miss America Bowl - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide: Miss America Pink Depression Glass Bowl. Page 19.
Fostoria Glass Company
Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures Gallery - Fostoria Glass Company. Page 7.
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.
Federal Glass Company
See an example of Federal Glass Company's famous shield mark. Page 4.
What's a Bergère Upholstered Chair?
The word may be foreign, but the bergère is one of the most familiar of chairs. Learn what a bergère is and how it developed. This glossary-style article defines and describes the bergère, indicating the furniture styles it represents and how it differs from other chairs.
Princess Cup - Green
Depression Glass Price Guide: Princess Green Depression Glass Cup. Page 25.
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.
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.
Crown Potteries Co. Made in U.S.A.
Crown Potteries Co. Made in U.S.A. Mark. Page 14.
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.
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.
Royal Lace
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Royal Lace. Page 20.
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.
When Should You Restore Antique Furniture?
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.
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.
Learn All About Antique and Collectible...
Ever see glass good enough to eat? Pretty cranberry glass is just that. Read all about it here.
Cubist "Cube" Butter Dish - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide - Cube Cubist Pink Depression Glass Butter Dish. Page 12.
Windsor Pitcher - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide - Windsor Depression Glass Pink Pitcher. Page 34.
Queen Mary Cup - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide - Queen Mary Pink Cup Page 26.
American Sweetheart Sherbet Dish - Monax
Depression Glass Price Guide: American Sweetheart Monax Depression Glass Sherbet Dish. Page 2.
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.
Block Optic Lunch Plate - Green
Block Optic Green Depression Glass Luncheon Plate. Page 6.
Royal Lace Creamer - Green
Depression Glass Price Guide: Royal Lace Green Depression Glass Creamer. Page 29.
R.S. Prussia
What does an authentic R.S. Prussia mark look like? Find out here. Page 45.
All about Antique and Collectible Milk Glass
Milk glass has a long and varied past. Learn more about old and new milk glass here.
Ball Railroad Open Face Pocket Watch
Ball Railroad Open Face Pocket Watch - Use this illustrated price guide to help you value your antique pocket watches.
Queen Mary Sherbet or Bread Plate - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide - Queen Mary Pink Sherbet or Bread Plate Page 28.
Royal Doulton Old Balloon Seller
Royal Doulton Old Balloon Seller Porcelain Mark Example with Age. Page 44.
The Beginner's Guide to Cleaning Cast Iron Pans
Learn how to clean a rusty, old cast iron pan and then season it to perfection for future cooking.
Queen Mary Dessert Bowl or Nappy
Depression Glass Price Guide - Queen Mary Dessert Bowl or Nappy. Page 27.
Royal Lace Dinner Plate - Green
An online guide to help you value your Depression glass pieces - Royal Lace Green Dinner Plate. Page 30.
Princess
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Princess. Page 16.
Iris Depression Glass Butter Dish -Iridescent
Depression Glass Price Guide: Iris Iridescent Depression Glass Butter Dish. Page 17.
Steiff Price Guide
Use this illustrated online price guide for Steiff animals, bears and dolls made in Germany to help with identification and value.
American Antiques: Learn All About the Windsor...
Nothing says colonial America like the Windsor chair. Learn about the historic Windsor chair, how it was born in England but refined in the colonies. This illustrates traces the origins of the Windsor chair, defines and describes its characteristics, and distinguishes different varieties.
Mayfair
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Mayfair or Open Rose. Page 11.
Patrician Amber Cup
An online guide to help you value your Depression glass pieces - Patrician Amber Cup. Page 22.
Trifari Weeping Willow Brooch
Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictoral price guide - Trifari Weeping Willow Brooch. Page 62.
Sitzendorf
Which company used the S with crown mark on porcelain? Find out more about it here. Page 47.
Rosenthal Germany
Rosenthal Germany Mark. Antiques. Page 36.
Georgian Green Sherbet Dish
An online guide to help you value your Depression glass pieces - Georgian Green Sherbet Dish. Page 13.
15 Facts About Hall China
Think you know Hall China? Or maybe you're just starting to learn about the company's products. Whether it serves as a brief review or introduction to something totally new, you should find this list of facts to be interesting, if not downright enlightening.
Cherry Blossom
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Cherry Blossom. Page 5.
Pineapple & Floral
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Pineapple and Floral, or No. 618. Page 15.
Weller Pottery
Learn about the various marks used on Weller Pottery, including dates when they were used by the Weller Pottery Company. Page 52.
Moderntone Cream Soup
Moderntone Cream Soup - An online guide to help you value your Depression glass pieces. Page 20.
The Story of Westmoreland Glass: History and...
This introduction to Westmoreland Glass Company includes history, information on their milk glass wares, and marks used by the company.
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.
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.
Queen Mary
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Queen Mary. Page 19.
Block Optic Cone Sherbet Dish - Green
Depression Glass Price Guide: Block Optic Green Depression Glass Sherbet Dessert Dish. Page 8.
M.Z. Austria
M.Z. Austria Mark. Antiques. Page 33.
Lord Nelson Ware
Lord Nelson - Example and Information on Pottery and Porcelain Marks Page 27.
Westmoreland Glass Company
Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures Gallery - Westmoreland Glass Company Mark. Page 20.
Wheel Etched Creamer & Sugar - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide: Wheel Etched Depression Glass Cream and Sugar. Page 33.
Value of Your Jewelry & Watches with These...
Antique & Collectible Jewelry Price and Value Guides
Block Optic Cone Sugar Bowl - Green
Depression Glass Price Guide: Block Optic Green Depression Glass Cone Sugar Bowl. Page 4.
De Sphinx Pottery
De Sphinx Petrus Regout Pottery Mark - Antiques & Collectibles. Page 15.
Swirl "Petal Swirl" Vase - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide - Swirl Pink Vase. Page 32.
Royal Winton Welbeck 1995
Royal Winton Welbeck 1995 Mark. Antiques. Page 46.
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.
Coro Red Pin & Earring Set
Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictoral price guide. Page 9.
Johnson Bros. English Chippendale
Johnson Bros England - English Chippendale Pattern Mark. Page 23.
Spiral
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Spiral. Page 18.
"S" Pattern
Mainly found in clear, but other colors such as yellow, amber, and red can also be found in certain pieces.
Universal Potteries
Universal Potteries Mark. Antiques. Page 50.
Royal Doulton
Royal Doulton - Example of Pottery and Porcelain Marks on Antiques & Collectibles. Page 43.
Vendome Pink Rhinestone Necklace
Vendome Pink Rhinestone Necklace - Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictoral price guide. Page 64.
Royal China Co.
Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Royal China Co. Page 42.
How to Date Napier Jewelry from the 1920s and...
Napier costume jewelry from the 1920s and '30s is rare. Learn how to identify it here.
Do You Believe in Haunted Antiques?
Do you believe in haunted antiques? Lots of people do, including psychic Sylvia Browne who suggests spending time with old things before bringing them into your home. Read stories about haunted treasures and decide if that's what you should be doing, too.
Patrician
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Patrician or Spoke. Page 14.
Moderntone Cobalt Cup
An online guide to help you value your Depression glass pieces - Moderntone Cobalt Cup. Page 21.
Mayfair "Open Rose" Relish Dish - Blue
Depression Glass Price Guide - Mayfaiir Blue Relish Dish. Page 18.
Iris
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Iris & Herringbone. Page 10.
What Is a Fauteuil in Antique Furniture?
The fauteuil is one of the most familiar types of antique furniture, but do you know what it looks like?
Bubble
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Bubble Pattern. Page 3.
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.
Worcester Royal Porcelain Co.
Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Worcester Royal Porcelain Co. Page 54.
Laughlin, Homer
Homer Laughlin's Virginia Rose Dinnerware - Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Antiques & Collectibles. Page 25.
Chevron Cream and Sugar - Cobalt or "Ritz" Blue
Depression Glass Price Guide: Chevron Cobalt Depression Glass Creamer and Sugar Bowl. Page 9.
Indiana Harvest Grape Tumbler
A guide to help you identify and value milk glass pieces - Indiana Harvest Grape Tumbler. Page 8.
Block Optic Pitcher - Green
Depression Glass Price Guide: Block Optic Green Pitcher. Page 7.
Cameo
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Cameo or Ballerina or Dancing Girl. Page 4.
Hazel Atlas Depression Glass Shaker - Green
Depression Glass Price Guide: Hazel Atlas Green Depression Glass Shaker. Page 14.
Victorian Furniture Price Guide
A guide to help you identify and value your antique Victorian furniture.
Aurora Cobalt Cup & Saucer Set - Cobalt Blue
Depression Glass Price Guide - Aurora Colbalt Blue Depression Glass Cup & Saucer. Page 3.
Hobnail Footed Sherbet Dish - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide: Hobnail Pink Sherbet Dessert Footed Dish. Page 15.
Sportsman Series Skier Mixer - Cobalt Blue
Depression Glass Price Guide: Sportsman Series Skier Cobalt Blue Depression Glass Cocktail Mixer. Page 31.
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