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Depression Glass Price Guide
Use this online guide to help you value and identify your Depression glass pieces.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vintage Costume Jewelry Price Guide
Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictoral price 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.
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.
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.
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.
Coca-Cola Collectibles Price Guide
Use this guide to identify, price and value your Coca-Cola and Coke antiques and collectibles.
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.
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.
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.
Milk Glass Price Guide
This guide will help you identify and value milk glass pieces made by Westmoreland, Fenton and others.
Stoneware Price Guide
How much do you think your antique stoneware crocks and jugs are worth? Find out 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.
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.
The Beginner's Guide to Chippendale Style...
Recognizing Chippendale furniture looking at legs, feet, and other distinguishing features.
Fenton Glass Price Guide
A guide to help you identify and value antique and collectible Fenton glass pieces.
The Beginner's Guide to the Eastlake Furniture...
Looking at the detail on Eastlake furniture pieces helps to identify this style.
Antique Silver Plate Price Guide
A guide to help you identify and value your silver plated antiques.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Glassware Marks & Signatures
Use this illustrated gallery of marks to help you identify your antique and collectible glassware.
W.G. & Co. Limoges France
Wondering about the porcelain mark W.G. & Co.? Find out which manufacturer used this mark here. Page 53.
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.
T.V. or T & V
Wondering about the mark T&V Limoges France? Find out which company used it here. Page 48.
Capodimonte
Wondering what the Capodimonte crown and Neopolitan N mark looks like? Find out here. Page 12.
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.
The Beginner's Guide to Queen Anne Style...
Recognizing Queen Anne style furniture looking at legs, feet, and other distinguishing features.
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.
Online Price Guides for Antique Glassware from...
Antique & Collectible Glassware Value and Price Guides
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.
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.
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.
Crown Potteries Co. Made in U.S.A.
Crown Potteries Co. Made in U.S.A. Mark. Page 14.
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.
Teco
Terra Cotta Tile Works marked their Teco pottery lines with this mark beginning in 1902. Page 49.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Every Collector Should Know About...
Capodimonte: a regal name with a royal past. Learn more about the porcelain treasures bearing the Capodimonte name.
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.
R.S. Prussia
What does an authentic R.S. Prussia mark look like? Find out here. Page 45.
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.
Miss America Bowl - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide: Miss America Pink Depression Glass Bowl. Page 19.
Lord Nelson Ware
Lord Nelson - Example and Information on Pottery and Porcelain Marks Page 27.
Weller Pottery
Learn about the various marks used on Weller Pottery, including dates when they were used by the Weller Pottery Company. Page 52.
Fostoria Glass Company
Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures Gallery - Fostoria Glass Company. Page 7.
Roseville Pottery Price Guide
Peruse this gallery of past auction sales to identify and value your Roseville Pottery.
Royal Doulton Old Balloon Seller
Royal Doulton Old Balloon Seller Porcelain Mark Example with Age. Page 44.
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.
Royal China Co.
Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Royal China Co. Page 42.
De Sphinx Pottery
De Sphinx Petrus Regout Pottery Mark - Antiques & Collectibles. Page 15.
Royal Bonn
Royal Bonn - Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Antiques & Collectibles. Page 41.
Royal Doulton
Royal Doulton - Example of Pottery and Porcelain Marks on Antiques & Collectibles. Page 43.
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.
Rosenthal Germany
Rosenthal Germany Mark. Antiques. Page 36.
Fenton Glass Company
Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures Gallery - Fenton Glass Company. Page 5.
American Sweetheart Cup & Saucer - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide: American Sweetheart Pink Depression Glass Cup and Saucer
Princess Footed Tumbler - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide: Princess Depression Glass Pink Footed Tumbler. Page 24.
Rookwood Pottery Mark
Rookwood Pottery Mark - Pottery and Porcelain Marks and Signatures on Antiques & Collectibles. Page 37.
L.R.L. Limoges France
Wondering which porcelain decorating factory used the L.R.L. Limoges France mark? Find our more here. Page 28.
Universal Potteries
Universal Potteries Mark. Antiques. Page 50.
Windsor Pitcher - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide - Windsor Depression Glass Pink Pitcher. Page 34.
Royal Lace
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Royal Lace. Page 20.
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 Winton Welbeck 1995
Royal Winton Welbeck 1995 Mark. Antiques. Page 46.
Van Briggle
Van Briggle Pottery Co. Maker's Mark - Post 1920 Colorado Springs. Page 51.
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.
Doulton & Co.
Doulton Burslem England Crown Mark - Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Antiques & Collectibles. Page 16.
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.
Trifari Weeping Willow Brooch
Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictoral price guide - Trifari Weeping Willow Brooch. Page 62.
Princess Cup - Green
Depression Glass Price Guide: Princess Green Depression Glass Cup. Page 25.
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.
Johnson Bros. English Chippendale
Johnson Bros England - English Chippendale Pattern Mark. Page 23.
M.Z. Austria
M.Z. Austria Mark. Antiques. Page 33.
Royal Lace Creamer - Green
Depression Glass Price Guide: Royal Lace Green Depression Glass Creamer. Page 29.
Sitzendorf
Which company used the S with crown mark on porcelain? Find out more about it here. Page 47.
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.
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.
Queen Mary
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Queen Mary. Page 19.
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.
Laviolette
Have you ever run across porcelain marked with Limoges France with an arrow between the words? Find out which company used this mark here. Page 26.
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.
L. Hutschenruether Porcelain Factory
L. Hutschenruether Porcelain Factory - Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Antiques & Collectibles. Page 24.
Roseville RV Ink Stamp Mark
Roseville RV Ink Stamp Mark - Pottery and Porcelain Marks and Signatures on Antiques & Collectibles. Page 38.
Federal Glass Company
See an example of Federal Glass Company's famous shield mark. Page 4.
American Sweetheart Sherbet Dish - Monax
Depression Glass Price Guide: American Sweetheart Monax Depression Glass Sherbet Dish. Page 2.
Roseville U.S.A.
Roseville Mark - Genuine Roseville Mark. Page 39.
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.
Block Optic Lunch Plate - Green
Block Optic Green Depression Glass Luncheon Plate. Page 6.
Block Optic Cone Sherbet Dish - Green
Depression Glass Price Guide: Block Optic Green Depression Glass Sherbet Dessert Dish. Page 8.
Royal Lace Dinner Plate - Green
An online guide to help you value your Depression glass pieces - Royal Lace Green Dinner Plate. Page 30.
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.
Roseville Reproduction Mark
Roseville Reproduction Mark. Antiques. Page 40.
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.
Queen Mary Cup - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide - Queen Mary Pink Cup Page 26.
Moderntone Cream Soup
Moderntone Cream Soup - An online guide to help you value your Depression glass pieces. Page 20.
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.
Hull Art U.S.A.
Hull Pottery Company Mark. Antiques. Page 22.
Queen Mary Sherbet or Bread Plate - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide - Queen Mary Pink Sherbet or Bread Plate Page 28.
Cubist "Cube" Butter Dish - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide - Cube Cubist Pink Depression Glass Butter Dish. Page 12.
Spiral
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Spiral. Page 18.
Cherry Blossom
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Cherry Blossom. Page 5.
Fulper Ink Mark
This was the first mark - FULPER in a rectangle - used by this company using the Hobo typeface. It is
McCoy U.S.A.
McCoy U.S.A. Mark. Antiques. Page 29.
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.
Patrician Amber Cup
An online guide to help you value your Depression glass pieces - Patrician Amber Cup. Page 22.
Queen Mary Dessert Bowl or Nappy
Depression Glass Price Guide - Queen Mary Dessert Bowl or Nappy. Page 27.
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.
Gebruder Heubach
Sunburst Mark Used on Gebruder Heubach Dolls, Piano Babies, and Bisque Figurines. Page 18.
B & H Limoges
Wondering about the B & H Limoges mark on china? Find out more about it here. Page 6.
Value of Your Jewelry & Watches with These...
Antique & Collectible Jewelry Price and Value Guides
Westmoreland Glass Company
Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures Gallery - Westmoreland Glass Company Mark. Page 20.
Swirl "Petal Swirl" Vase - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide - Swirl Pink Vase. Page 32.
Wheel Etched Creamer & Sugar - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide: Wheel Etched Depression Glass Cream and Sugar. Page 33.
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.
Chevron Cream and Sugar - Cobalt or "Ritz" Blue
Depression Glass Price Guide: Chevron Cobalt Depression Glass Creamer and Sugar Bowl. Page 9.
PD Turn Teplitz - Kunstkeramik Paul Dachsel
A very simple "PD" mark is sometimes associated with Paul Dachsel’s work as well, whether he was designing
Iris Depression Glass Butter Dish -Iridescent
Depression Glass Price Guide: Iris Iridescent Depression Glass Butter Dish. Page 17.
Mayfair
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Mayfair or Open Rose. Page 11.
Block Optic Cup - Green
Depression Glass Price Guide: Block Optic Green Depression Glass Cup. Page 5.
Mayfair "Open Rose" Relish Dish - Blue
Depression Glass Price Guide - Mayfaiir Blue Relish Dish. Page 18.
Sportsman Series Skier Mixer - Cobalt Blue
Depression Glass Price Guide: Sportsman Series Skier Cobalt Blue Depression Glass Cocktail Mixer. Page 31.
Princess
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Princess. Page 16.
Colonial Block Footed Tumbler - Green
Depression Glass Price Guide: Colonial Block Green Depression Glass Footed Tumbler Glass Goblet. Page 10.
Pineapple & Floral
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Pineapple and Floral, or No. 618. Page 15.
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.
Patrician
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Patrician or Spoke. Page 14.
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.
Block Optic Pitcher - Green
Depression Glass Price Guide: Block Optic Green Pitcher. Page 7.
Fostoria Paper Label Mark
Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures Gallery - Fostoria Paper Label Mark Page 8.
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.
Cameo
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Cameo or Ballerina or Dancing Girl. Page 4.
Moderntone Cobalt Cup
An online guide to help you value your Depression glass pieces - Moderntone Cobalt Cup. Page 21.
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