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Pottery and Porcelain Marks
A gallery of illustrated marks to help you identify antique and collectible pottery and porcelain.
Depression Glass Price Guide
Use this online guide to help you value and identify your Depression glass pieces.
Vintage Costume Jewelry Price Guide
Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictorial price guide.
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.
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.
Pocket Watch Price Guide
Use this illustrated price guide to help you value your antique pocket watches.
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.
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.
Depression Glass Patterns
This illustrated guide to Depression glass will help you identify popular patterns.
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.
Making Sense of Capodimonte Porcelain 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.
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.
Online Price Guides for Antique Glassware from...
Value, price and identify your antique and collectible glassware ranging from art glass to Depression glass with these guides.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn to Identify Eastlake Furniture
Wondering exactly what Eastlake furniture looks like? This step-by-step feature will answer your questions.
Carnival Glass Price Guide
Use this online guide to assist in identifying and valuing your old carnival glass pieces.
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.
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.
Fenton Glass Price Guide
A guide to help you identify and value antique and collectible Fenton glass pieces.
Beginner's Guide to Chippendale Style Furniture
Recognizing Chippendale furniture looking at legs, feet, and other distinguishing features.
Stoneware Price Guide
How much do you think your antique stoneware crocks and jugs are worth? Find out here.
Coca-Cola Collectibles Price Guide
Use this guide to identify, price and value your Coca-Cola and Coke antiques and collectibles.
Antique Silver Plate Price Guide
A guide to help you identify and value your silver plated antiques.
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.
Values for 1950s Vintage Lucite Handbags
Wondering how much your 1950s vintage Lucite handbag might be worth? See values for a number of these purses sold at auction.
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.
Glassware Marks and Signatures
Use this illustrated gallery of marks to help you identify your antique and collectible glassware.
Milk Glass Price Guide
This guide will help you identify and value milk glass pieces made by Westmoreland, Fenton and others.
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.
A Guide to Identifying Queen Anne Style Furniture
Recognizing Queen Anne style furniture looking at legs, feet, and other distinguishing features.
Learning to Value Old Bottles
Wondering how to value old bottles? Learn the basics of color, rarity and condition here.
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.
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.
Value of Your Jewelry & Watches with These...
Antique & Collectible Jewelry Price and Value Guides
Roseville Pottery Price Guide
Peruse this gallery of past sales gleaned from online shops and auction results to identify and value your Roseville Pottery.
Want to Buy and Sell Antiques? These Resources...
All the information you need on valuing and prices for antiques and collectibles in one convenient location.
Choose the Perfect Antique Accent Table Style
Need some help defining the perfect type of antique accent table for your decor? Take a look at this side show for a number of options.
What Every Collector Should Know About...
Capodimonte: a regal name with a royal past. Learn more about the porcelain treasures bearing the Capodimonte name.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Capodimonte
Wondering what the Capodimonte crown and Neopolitan N mark looks like? Find out here. Page 12.
T.V. or T & V
Wondering about the mark T&V Limoges France? Find out which company used it here. Page 49.
Capodimonte Italian Porcelain in Detail
Capodimonte Italian porcelain was produced from the mid-1700s through the early 1800s, but many pieces of later porcelain also carry this name. Learn how to identify and date Capodimonte here.
American Sweetheart Cup & Saucer - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide: American Sweetheart Pink Depression Glass Cup and Saucer
Victorian Furniture Price Guide
A guide to help you identify and value your antique Victorian furniture.
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.
Got Milk Glass? An Introduction to Antique and...
Milk glass has a long and varied past. Learn more about old and new milk glass here.
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.
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.
Kitchen Glass Price Guide
An online price guide to help you value your kitchen glassware, including Depression era pieces.
W.G. & Co. Limoges France
Wondering about the porcelain mark W.G. & Co.? Find out which manufacturer used this mark here. Page 54.
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.
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.
Vintage Purses - Give 'Em a Hand
Purses were used by both men and women in medieval times, but today collecting them is by and large a ladies proposition. Learn about a number of styles of highly collectible handbags and how much they're worth.
Alice Caviness Crystal Necklace & Bracelet...
Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictoral price guide.
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.
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.
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.
7 Steps to Properly Storing Old Photographs
Learning how to store photographs for future generations means more than sticking them in an album. Learn how you can preserve your families keepsake photos for posterity.
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.
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.
Resources for Vintage and Antique Replacement...
Need to find a replacement part for an antique restoration? Here's a list of resources to help you get started.
What's So Special About Whiting & Davis...
Whiting & Davis has a reputation for their vintage metal mesh purses, but the company didn't start out making handbags nor was Charles Whiting among the original founders. Learn more about the history of this intriguing company and the handbags they're so famous for manufacturing.
Worcester Royal Porcelain Co.
Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Worcester Royal Porcelain Co. Page 55.
Coro Red Pin & Earring Set
Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictoral price guide. Page 9.
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.
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.
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.
Royal Doulton Old Balloon Seller
Royal Doulton Old Balloon Seller Porcelain Mark Example with Age. Page 45.
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.
Royal Doulton
Royal Doulton - Example of Pottery and Porcelain Marks on Antiques & Collectibles. Page 44.
Queen Anne Style Furniture Price Guide
Antique Queen Anne Style Furniture Price & Value Guide
5 Revival Furniture Styles Popular in the...
The 19th century saw wave after wave of Revival styles, as furniture makers systematically pillaged the past for ideas. This article contains descriptions of several Revival styles beloved by the Victorians.
Princess Footed Tumbler - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide: Princess Depression Glass Pink Footed Tumbler. Page 24.
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.
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.
Crown Potteries Co. Made in U.S.A.
Crown Potteries Co. Made in U.S.A. Mark. Page 14.
10 Facts and Tips about Collecting Antique Silver
Want to collect a few pieces of antique silver or silverplate, but have to clue how to get started? Take a look here for a few smart ideas.
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.
Alamo Pottery
Alamo Pottery Mark - Mark used by Alamo Pottery
Teco
Terra Cotta Tile Works marked their Teco pottery lines with this mark beginning in 1902. Page 50.
Learn All About Antique and Collectible...
Ever see glass good enough to eat? Pretty cranberry glass is just that. Read all about it here.
Bakelite Jewelry Price Guide
A guide to help you value and price your vintage Bakelite jewelry.
Affordable Antiques - Depression Era Furniture
Depression era furniture hasn't always been ultra popular, but it is gaining a following as more and more dealers stock their booths with these interesting pieces.
Roseville Pottery Reproductions - Identifying...
Roseville Pottery reproductions are fairly commonplace nowadays, but it's easy for the new antiques dealer or novice collector to be fooled by them. Learn to identify Roseville reproductions, comparing old and new pieces.
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.
Royal Bonn
Royal Bonn - Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Antiques & Collectibles. Page 42.
Bogoff Rhodium Plated Rhinestone Bracelet
Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictoral price guide. Page 2.
R.S. Prussia
What does an authentic R.S. Prussia mark look like? Find out here. Page 46.
Cherry Blossom
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Cherry Blossom. Page 5.
Princess Cup - Green
Depression Glass Price Guide: Princess Green Depression Glass Cup. Page 25.
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.
Down-to-Earth Antiques: Collecting Utilitarian...
Learn about the most popular companies and designs, along with the value, of antique utilitarian crockery and stoneware.
Westmoreland Glass Company
Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures Gallery - Westmoreland Glass Company Mark. Page 22.
Sharon
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Sharon or Cabbage Rose. Page 21.
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.
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.
Hubley Cast Iron Toys, Doorstops, and More
Learning about Hubley Manufacturing Company Cast Iron Toys, Doorstops and Other Collectibles including Popeye Motorcycle - Cast Iron Toys Doorstops and Other Collectibles made by Hubley Manufacturing Company including Popeye Motorcycle
Royal Lace
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Royal Lace. Page 20.
Roseville Pottery: History, Fakes and Values
Learn about the history of popular Roseville Pottery company through this overview feature, including when it was first in business and how it was marked with a link to an online value guide.
How to Identify Juliana (DeLizza & Elster)...
An Introduction to Identifying Vintage Costume Juliana Jewelry Made by DeLizza & Elster.
Federal Glass Company
See an example of Federal Glass Company's famous shield mark. Page 5.
Royal China Co.
Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Royal China Co. Page 43.
DeMario Butterfly Earrings
Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictoral price guide. Page 10.
Fire King Oven Ware
Example of mark used on Fire King Oven Ware in the 1950s. Page 7.
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.
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.
Fenton Glass Company
Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures Gallery - Fenton Glass Company. Page 6.
L. Hutschenruether Porcelain Factory
L. Hutschenruether Porcelain Factory - Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Antiques & Collectibles. Page 25.
Royal Winton Welbeck 1995
Royal Winton Welbeck 1995 Mark. Antiques. Page 47.
Doulton & Co.
Doulton Burslem England Crown Mark - Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Antiques & Collectibles. Page 16.
Sitzendorf
Which company used the S with crown mark on porcelain? Find out more about it here. Page 48.
How to Identify a Claw-and-Ball Foot
An illustrated example of the claw and ball foot popular in Chippendale style furniture manufacture.
Miss America Bowl - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide: Miss America Pink Depression Glass Bowl. Page 19.
Learn How to Identify Antique Wall Telephones
Have an old telephone but don't know what the style is called? This pictorial guide can help you identify your antique wall phone.
American Sweetheart
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - American Sweetheart.
Johnson Bros. English Chippendale
Johnson Bros England - English Chippendale Pattern Mark. Page 24.
Rosenthal Germany
Rosenthal Germany Mark. Antiques. Page 37.
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.
M.Z. Austria
M.Z. Austria Mark. Antiques. Page 34.
Fine Antique Jewelry Price Guide
A guide to help you identify and value your fine gold, diamond and gemstone antique jewelry.
Fostoria Glass Company
Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures Gallery - Fostoria Glass Company. Page 8.
Do You Know John Henry Belter?
When it comes to Rococo Revival furniture, no one did it better than John Henry Belter.
Where Do Antiques Dealers Find All That Stuff?
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Mayfair
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Mayfair or Open Rose. Page 11.
What Exactly is Carnival Glass?
Wondering how carnival glass got it's name? And how this type of iridescent glass was finished? Learn more about carnival glass here.
Queen Mary
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Queen Mary. Page 19.
Laughlin, Homer
Mark or Back Stamp on Homer Laughlin's Virginia Rose Blank. Page 26.
Holiday
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Holiday or Buttons and Bows. Page 8.
De Sphinx Pottery
De Sphinx Petrus Regout Pottery Mark - Antiques & Collectibles. Page 15.
Royal Lace Creamer - Green
Depression Glass Price Guide: Royal Lace Green Depression Glass Creamer. Page 29.
Roseville U.S.A.
Roseville Mark - Genuine Roseville Mark. Page 40.
Bubble
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Bubble Pattern. Page 3.
How is Weller Pottery Marked?
The marks used by Weller vary as almost much as the styles of this Ohio art potter. Learn to identify and date authentic Weller Pottery marks with this list of various examples.
Eisenberg Originals Fur or Pin Clip
Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictoral price guide. Page 14.
Pineapple & Floral
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Pineapple and Floral, or No. 618. Page 15.
Trifari Weeping Willow Brooch
Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictoral price guide - Trifari Weeping Willow Brooch. Page 62.
Weller Pottery Price Guide
Discover the beauty of Weller Pottery while valuing and identifying the company's varied wares.
Discover More about Depression Glass
This is your source for identifying Depression glass patterns, researching values, and learning more about this history of Depression-era glassware.
Steiff Price Guide
Use this illustrated online price guide for Steiff animals, bears and dolls made in Germany to help with identification and value.
What on Earth Is a Marlborough Leg?
Would you recognize a Marlborough leg? This glossary-style article defines the Marlborough leg, a furniture style. Learn the characteristics of a Marlborough leg, when it was popular and what furniture-maker used it.
Windsor Tumbler - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide - Windsor Pink Depression Glass Tumbler. Page 35.
Dior Simulated Jade Rhinestone Pin
Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictoral price guide. Page 12.

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