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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 here.
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.
Depression Glass Patterns
This illustrated guide to Depression glass will help you identify popular patterns.
Pocket Watch Price Guide
Use this illustrated price guide to help you value your antique pocket watches.
Cast Iron Confectionary Mechanical Bank
Cast Iron Confectionary Mechanical Bank Value and Price Guide. Page 6.
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.
Fenton Glass Price Guide
A guide to help you identify and value antique and collectible Fenton glass pieces.
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.
HB Quimper
See the mark used on HB Quimper pottery made in France after 1968. Page 20.
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.
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.
Coca-Cola Collectibles Price Guide
Use this guide to identify, price and value your Coca-Cola and Coke antiques and collectibles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Online Price Guides for Antique Glassware from...
Antique & Collectible Glassware Value and Price Guides
The Beginner's Guide to the Eastlake Furniture...
Wondering exactly what Eastlake furniture looks like? This step-by-step feature will answer your questions.
The Beginner's Guide to Chippendale Style...
Recognizing Chippendale 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.
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.
Carnival Glass Price Guide
Use this online guide to assist in identifying and valuing your old carnival glass pieces.
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.
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.
The Beginner's Guide to Queen Anne Style...
Recognizing Queen Anne style 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.
T.V. or T & V
Wondering about the mark T&V Limoges France? Find out which company used it here. Page 48.
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.
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.
Antique Silver Plate Price Guide
A guide to help you identify and value your silver plated antiques.
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.
Capodimonte
Wondering what the Capodimonte crown and Neopolitan N mark looks like? Find out here. Page 12.
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.
American Sweetheart Cup & Saucer - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide: American Sweetheart Pink Depression Glass Cup and Saucer
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.
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.
What Every Collector Should Know About...
Capodimonte: a regal name with a royal past. Learn more about the porcelain treasures bearing the Capodimonte name.
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.
Roseville Pottery Price Guide
Peruse this gallery of past auction sales to identify and value your Roseville Pottery.
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.
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.
4 Tips for Selling Antiques and Collectibles to...
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.
Glassware Marks & Signatures
Use this illustrated gallery of marks to help you identify your antique and collectible glassware.
Fire King Oven Ware
Example of mark used on Fire King Oven Ware in the 1950s. Page 6.
What is Goofus Glass?
What is Goofus Glass? - An overview of collectible Goofus Glass.
W.G. & Co. Limoges France
Wondering about the porcelain mark W.G. & Co.? Find out which manufacturer used this mark here. Page 53.
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.
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.
What Every Collector Should Know About Griswold...
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.
Fenton Glass Company
Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures Gallery - Fenton Glass Company. 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.
Defining Art Deco Style
So you see Art Deco this and that and wonder if those pieces really exhibit the appropriate style deserving of this moniker. Learn more about how to identify Deco here.
Fostoria Glass Company
Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures Gallery - Fostoria Glass Company. Page 7.
14K Gold Art Nouveau Lady Pin
14K Gold Art Nouveau Lady Pin - A guide to help you identify and value your fine gold, diamond and gemstone antique jewelry. Page 9.
Indiana Harvest Grape Tumbler
A guide to help you identify and value milk glass pieces - Indiana Harvest Grape Tumbler. Page 8.
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.
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.
American Sweetheart Sherbet Dish - Monax
Depression Glass Price Guide: American Sweetheart Monax Depression Glass Sherbet Dish. Page 2.
Crown Potteries Co. Made in U.S.A.
Crown Potteries Co. Made in U.S.A. Mark. Page 14.
Miss America Bowl - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide: Miss America Pink Depression Glass Bowl. Page 19.
Coro Red Pin & Earring Set
Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictoral price guide. Page 9.
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.
Limoges "Chine Petit Panier Chinois" China Set
Selling price: $360 (Morphy Auctions - 10/11
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.
Teco
Terra Cotta Tile Works marked their Teco pottery lines with this mark beginning in 1902. Page 49.
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.
Rosenthal Germany
Rosenthal Germany Mark. Antiques. Page 36.
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.
Westmoreland Ivy Ball
A guide to help you identify and value milk glass pieces - Westmoreland Ivy Ball. Page 9.
How Carnival Glass Got Its Name
Wondering how carnival glass got it's name? And how this type of iridescent glass was finished? Learn more about carnival glass here.
Westmoreland Owl Toothpick Holder
A guide to help you identify and value milk glass pieces - Westmoreland Owl Toothpick Holder . Page 11.
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.
Princess Footed Tumbler - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide: Princess Depression Glass Pink Footed Tumbler. Page 24.
Princess Cup - Green
Depression Glass Price Guide: Princess Green Depression Glass Cup. Page 25.
How to Identify Juliana Jewelry
An Introduction to Identifying Vintage Costume Juliana Jewelry Made by DeLizza & Elster
Trifari Weeping Willow Brooch
Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictoral price guide - Trifari Weeping Willow Brooch. Page 62.
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.
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.
Federal Glass Company
See an example of Federal Glass Company's famous shield mark. Page 4.
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.
Westmoreland Glass Company
Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures Gallery - Westmoreland Glass Company Mark. Page 19.
Value of Your Jewelry & Watches with These...
Antique & Collectible Jewelry Price and Value Guides
Learn All About Antique and Collectible...
Ever see glass good enough to eat? Pretty cranberry glass is just that. Read all about it here.
Redon Limoges Chocolate Cup & Saucer
How much is a Redon Limoges porcelain cup and saucer worth? Find out here. Page 7.
Laughlin, Homer
Homer Laughlin's Virginia Rose Dinnerware - Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Antiques & Collectibles. Page 25.
Royal Bonn
Royal Bonn - Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Antiques & Collectibles. Page 41.
Royal Lace Creamer - Green
Depression Glass Price Guide: Royal Lace Green Depression Glass Creamer. Page 29.
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.
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.
Sitzendorf
Which company used the S with crown mark on porcelain? Find out more about it here. Page 47.
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.
Royal Lace Dinner Plate - Green
An online guide to help you value your Depression glass pieces - Royal Lace Green Dinner Plate. Page 30.
Block Optic Pitcher - Green
Depression Glass Price Guide: Block Optic Green Pitcher. Page 7.
Block Optic Cone Sherbet Dish - Green
Depression Glass Price Guide: Block Optic Green Depression Glass Sherbet Dessert Dish. Page 8.
Patrician Amber Cup
An online guide to help you value your Depression glass pieces - Patrician Amber Cup. Page 22.
Queen Mary Cup - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide - Queen Mary Pink Cup Page 26.
Queen Mary Sherbet or Bread Plate - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide - Queen Mary Pink Sherbet or Bread Plate Page 28.
Queen Mary Dessert Bowl or Nappy
Depression Glass Price Guide - Queen Mary Dessert Bowl or Nappy. Page 27.
What Do the 7 CHANEL Costume Jewelry Marks Mean?
It's easy to date Chanel vintage costume jewelry, which can be quite valuable, once you know how to decipher the company's marks and signatures.
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.
Iris Depression Glass Butter Dish -Iridescent
Depression Glass Price Guide: Iris Iridescent Depression Glass Butter Dish. Page 17.
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.
B & H Limoges
Wondering about the B & H Limoges mark on china? Find out more about it here. Page 6.
Georgian Green Sherbet Dish
An online guide to help you value your Depression glass pieces - Georgian Green Sherbet Dish. Page 13.
Tressemann & Vogt Limoges Punch Bowl Set
Want to know how much a Limoges punch set marked T&V Limoges is worth? Find out here. Page 3.
Making Sense of Confusing Furniture Terms
Shopping for antique furniture can be exciting and fun. But with all the differing terminology out there, it can be confusing too. For instance, do you know the difference between a buffet and a sideboard? How about a chifforobe and a chiffonier? Read on to find out.
De Sphinx Pottery
De Sphinx Petrus Regout Pottery Mark - Antiques & Collectibles. Page 15.
Guerin Limoges Violet Leaf Dish
Wondering how much a W.G. & Co. leaf dish might be worth? Find out here. Page 4.
Tressemann & Vogt Limoges Poppies Vase
How much is a T&V Limoges vase with poppies decor worth? Find out here. Page 8.
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.
Weller Pottery
Learn about the various marks used on Weller Pottery, including dates when they were used by the Weller Pottery Company. Page 52.
Haviland Limoges Barnyard Platter
How much is a Haviland Limoges platter with barnyard chickens scene worth? Find out here. Page 9.
Johnson Bros. English Chippendale
Johnson Bros England - English Chippendale Pattern Mark. Page 23.
Aurora Cobalt Cup & Saucer Set - Cobalt Blue
Depression Glass Price Guide - Aurora Colbalt Blue Depression Glass Cup & Saucer. Page 3.
Royal China Co.
Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Royal China Co. Page 42.
Chevron Cream and Sugar - Cobalt or "Ritz" Blue
Depression Glass Price Guide: Chevron Cobalt Depression Glass Creamer and Sugar Bowl. Page 9.
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.
Hobnail Footed Sherbet Dish - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide: Hobnail Pink Sherbet Dessert Footed Dish. Page 15.
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 Doulton
Royal Doulton - Example of Pottery and Porcelain Marks on Antiques & Collectibles. Page 43.
Doulton & Co.
Doulton Burslem England Crown Mark - Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Antiques & Collectibles. Page 16.
Bawo & Dotter Limoges Chocolate Pot
Wondering how much a Bawo & Dotter (Elite Works) Limoges chocolate pot is worth? Find out here. Page 6.
Lord Nelson Ware
Lord Nelson - Example and Information on Pottery and Porcelain Marks Page 27.
Rookwood Pottery Mark
Rookwood Pottery Mark - Pottery and Porcelain Marks and Signatures on Antiques & Collectibles. Page 37.
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.
Wheel Etched Creamer & Sugar - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide: Wheel Etched Depression Glass Cream and Sugar. Page 33.
Roseville Pottery: History and Identification...
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.
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.
Royal Doulton Old Balloon Seller
Royal Doulton Old Balloon Seller Porcelain Mark Example with Age. Page 44.
Mayfair
A guide to help you identify Depression glass patterns - Mayfair or Open Rose. Page 11.
DeMario Butterfly Earrings
Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictoral price guide. Page 10.
Swirl "Petal Swirl" Vase - Pink
Depression Glass Price Guide - Swirl Pink Vase. Page 32.
M.Z. Austria
M.Z. Austria Mark. Antiques. Page 33.
Hubley Cast Iron Toys, Doorstops and Other...
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
Block Optic Cup - Green
Depression Glass Price Guide: Block Optic Green Depression Glass Cup. Page 5.
L.R.L. American Indian Chief Limoges Charger
Wondering how much a Limoges L.R.L. American Indian chief charger is worth? Find out here. Page 5.
Hull Art U.S.A.
Hull Pottery Company Mark. Antiques. Page 22.
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