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Pottery and Stoneware Information - Pottery and Stoneware Information
Discover a variety of potters and their wares through carefully selected links on vintage and antique pottery.

Hull Pottery Overview, Marks, and Reproductions
Have a piece of Hull Pottery you're researching? Take a look at this article for information on the company, its marks, and Hull reproductions.

Do You Have an Out of Control Collection?
Have you shifted from being a rational collector to an obsessed accumulator? Find out how to get a handle on your out-of-control collection.

Stone Cuts Used in Antique Jewelry
A variety of stone cuts can be found in antique jewelry. Learn about rose cut, old mine cut, French cut, and Asscher cut diamonds and gemstones.

Gemstone and Pearl Jewelry
From captivating, colorful gemstones to alluring pearls you'll find lots of interesting features with an emphasis on antiques and collectibles here.

Antique Japanese Tansu Chests
This article illustrates six of the most common types of antique tansu, a form of Japanese chest that served as storage furniture for homes and businesses.

Know Your Japanese Antiques
Confused about Japanese antiques? Learn about various screens, boxes, chests and sculptures made in Japan for centuries.

Fulper Pottery History, Wares and Dating Using Marks
Wondering how to date your Fulper Pottery? Find out how to use the various marks Fulper stamped or incised into their pieces for this purpose.

Auction Houses - Where to Sell High End Antiques and Collectibles
Wondering where to sell that valuable antique or high end collectible? Consider one of these auction houses located around the United States.

Advertising Memorabilia
The clever signs, ads and logos that have sold products for more than a century

Collecting Gold Dust Twins Black Americana Memorabilia
Have you ever wondered how much people are willing to pay for politically incorrect Gold Dust Twins advertising memorabilia? Get an idea here.

Collecting Gold Dust Twins Black Americana Memorabilia
Have you ever wondered how much people are willing to pay for politically incorrect Gold Dust Twins advertising memorabilia? Get an idea here.

Collecting Gold Dust Twins Black Americana Memorabilia
Have you ever wondered how much people are willing to pay for politically incorrect Gold Dust Twins advertising memorabilia? Get an idea here.

Collecting Gold Dust Twins Black Americana Memorabilia
Have you ever wondered how much people are willing to pay for politically incorrect Gold Dust Twins advertising memorabilia? Get an idea here.

Asian Antiques & Furniture - Examples of Asian Antiques & Furniture
A research resource to help you identify Asian antiques and furniture.

Ethnic Antiques
Information on antiques and decorative accessories from around the globe including the Orient, Europe and black Americana.

Three Types of Tole: English Toleware
Toleware refers to items and objets made of tin ware that has been japanned or lacquered, and adorned with a picture or design. Also known as tôle peinte (French for “painted sheet iron”), painted tin, or simply tole, the technique of toleware was applied to a variety of household things – from humble utilitarian household ones to decorative fixtures – and in a range of styles. Here are three distinct faces of toleware from England, France and America.

Three Types of Tole: American Painted Tin Toleware
Toleware refers to items and objets made of tin ware that has been japanned or lacquered, and adorned with a picture or design. Also known as tôle peinte (French for “painted sheet iron”), painted tin, or simply tole, the technique of toleware was applied to a variety of household things – from humble utilitarian household ones to decorative fixtures – and in a range of styles. Here are three distinct faces of toleware from England, France and America.

Three Types of Tole: French Tôle Peinte
Toleware refers to items and objets made of tin ware that has been japanned or lacquered, and adorned with a picture or design. Also known as tôle peinte (French for “painted sheet iron”), painted tin, or simply tole, the technique of toleware was applied to a variety of household things – from humble utilitarian household ones to decorative fixtures – and in a range of styles. Here are three distinct faces of toleware from England, France and America.

Three Types of Toleware
Toleware refers to items made of tin ware that were japanned or lacquered, and adorned with a picture or design. Learn more about three types of tole.

Learn More About Toleware
Learn More About Toleware. Antiques.

3 Intriguing Ring Styles from Around the World
Love your antique rings? Learn about three older styles from Ireland, Italy and the United States that still have appeal today.

Identifying Antique Writing Desks and Storage Pieces
Some antique desks don't really look like desks at first glance. Learn to identify a number of different desk styles here.

The Wooton Desk's Style, History and Significance
Learn about how Wooton desks were made, their style characteristics, how they evolved, and who owned

Garage Sale Shopping for Antiques
Think no one ever finds antiques and collectibles at garage sales anymore? Read about a garage saler who had some pretty good luck close to home.

Learning About Antique Moser Glass
Moser glass is often referenced as

Answers to Questions About Pressed Glass
Exactly what is pressed glass, and is the same as molded glass? Learn more about how this glass is made, and what qualifies as pressed glass.

Learning About Art Glass
The beauty of art glass shines through with resources researched by your About.com antiques guide.

Things Made of Glass
More information on reamers, spooners, bottles, paperweights, flower frogs, insulators and other items made of glass.

Collecting Vintage and Antique Vanity Powder Jars
Once upon a time, a beautiful powder jar stood on every stylish lady's vanity or dressing table. Find out how much vintage powder jars are worth.

Antique Furniture Styles - Illustration and Definition of Antique Furniture Styles
A research resource to help you identify antique furniture styles through illustrated examples and definitions.

What Does Rococo Mean in Relation to Antique Furniture?
Ever hear the term

Miscellaneous Antiques
Antiques & collecting informational resources,

Griswold Cast Iron - Collecting, Cleaning and Seasoning
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.

Collecting Heavy Metal - Cleaning and Seasoning Griswold Cast Iron Cookware
Need to know about cleaning and seasoning cast iron cookware, including that made by Griswold? Learn how to do it here. Page 2.

How Much is a Copy of Hitler's Mein Kampf Worth?
How much is a copy of Mein Kampf worth? Provenance dictates whether your edition is worth $200 or $70,000 according to Pawn Stars' Craig Gottlieb.

Rookwood Pottery - History, Identifying, and Valuing
Learn more about Rookwood pottery in this introduction to identifying and valuing this company's desirable wares.

Antique Zsolnay Pottery History and Products
Zsolnay Pottery of Pecs, Hungary made some interesting and remarkable pottery, including pieces with their exclusive Eosin glaze. Learn more here.

Tiffany Glass Marks - Authentic Examples
There are many different styles of marks on authentic Tiffany glassware made from the mid-1890s through 1933. See several examples here.

Settle Compared to the Settee in Antique Furniture
Though often used interchangeably, settle and settee refer to two distinct types of antique seating. Learn the difference between a settle and a settee.

Examples of Antique Chairs, Sofas & Daybeds Styles
This research resource will help you identify antique chair, sofa & daybed styles.

Live Online Auctions
Trying out live online auctions to purchase antiques and collectibles? Check out these need-to-know terms before you bid.

How Do You Determine the Age of an Antique or Collectible?
Ever wonder how antiques experts now how old something is? Lots of factors come into play. And while it's not learned overnight, you can pick up the knack, too.

Mid-Century Modern 1950s Home Furnishings
Do you know the most sought-after names in Mid-Century Modern design, and what else people are collecting from that era?

How to Haggle or Bargain for Better Prices on Antiques
Too shy to ask for a discount on antiques and collectibles? Don't be! With these haggling tactics, you'll be bargaining like a pro in no time.

Antiques Buying Advice - Antiques Buying Advice
Learning more about what to look for when you're buying antiques, and read a few incredible stories about the antiques buys of others.

All About Pickard China
Pickard Decorating Studios produced finely decorated antique porcelain, and later fine china. Find out more about what makes these pieces valuable.

Identifying Black Materials Used in Victorian Jewelry
It's jewelry, it's Victorian, and it's black. But what is is made of? Find out more about jet, vulcanite, gutta percha, and other mourning jewelry.

Vulcanite in Black Victorian Jewelry - Recognizing Vulcanite Mourning Jewelry
Vulcanite was a popular substance used in Victorian mourning jewelry. The properties of vulcanite.

Upholstered Antique Chair Styles
Wondering what style of antique upholstered chair you have on your hands? Take a look at a number of different styles for some clues.

Styles of Antique Side Chairs
Trying to identify a type of side chair? Take a look at a number of examples to help you decide exactly what you have.

What is a Collectible?
Have you ever wondered what makes a collectible, well, collectible? It's actually a lot simpler than defining what classifies as antique.

Collecting Ceramic and Pottery Wall Pockets Vases
Learn more about the history, collectible quality, and varying value of ceramic wall pocket vases made by companies like Roseville and Weller.

Ceramics and Porcelain Antiques Information - Ceramics and Porcelain Antiques Information
Resources for useful information when researching a variety of ceramic collectibles and porcelain antiques

Vintage Louis Vuitton Luggage Worth an Oooh La La
Louis Vuitton luggage has been popular with the jet set for more than a century. Find out how much vintage examples can be worth.

The Value of Vintage Louis Vuitton Luggage
Vintage Louis Vuitton luggage, in addition to being classic, is also very valuable.

The Value of Vintage Louis Vuitton Luggage
Vintage Louis Vuitton luggage, in addition to being classic, is also very valuable.

Is That Presidential Campaign Button Worth Anything?
Learn about what presidential campaign button collectors look for and how much they'll pay for this type of historical memorabilia.

Resources for Vintage and Antique Replacement Parts
Need to find a replacement part for an antique restoration project? Here's a list of resources to help you get started.

Choosing an Appraiser and Other Antiques Valuation Tips
Helpful hints on what to look for in an appraisal, the condition of antiques and other information on appraisals and appraising.

How to Conduct a Completed Item Search on eBay - Learn How to Do a Completed Item Search on eBay
Researching values for antiques and collectibles on eBay means successfully and efficiently doing a completed item search. Learn how to do that here.

Homer Laughlin China Co.History, Patterns, Colors
Homer Laughlin China Co. is one of the most prolific names in collectible dinnerware. Learn about the company's history and some of its wares here.

History and Identification of Antique and Collectible Jewelry
Learn about the history of jewelry and discover useful tools to help you identify what your antique and collectible jewelry is made of. You'll find an illustrated jewelry dictionary here as well.

Stone Settings Used in Antique Jewelry
Learn about some of the ways stones are set in antique jewelry including gypsy, millegrain, pave', and invisible settings.

Napier Book Reveals Jewelry Secrets and Busts Related Myths
Melinda Lewis received enough pre-orders to publish her book! The Napier Co. is a phenomenal asset to collectors of costume jewelry and others wanting to know more about Napier's jewelry.

Busting the Mamie Eisenhower Napier Bracelet Myth
For years collectors thought there were only two copies of the famed

Basic Guide to Understanding Silver Marks and Terms
Is your silver item really sterling? Find out more about what qualifies as sterling silver, and how different silver-colored antiques are marked.

Amphora Pottery Antiques From Turn-Teplitz, Bohemia
Is it Amphora or Teplitz? Whatever the name, discover this amazing art pottery made in Bohemia around the turn of the 20th century.

Victorian and Edwardian Jewelry
From hairwork to painted porcelains, learn about your favorite Victorian and Edwardian jewelry pieces here. This includes those fabulous Art Nouveau pieces.

How to Safely and Securely Package and Ship a Variety of Antiques and Collectibles
Want to make sure your package containing a valuable antique or collectible arrives safely? Learn how to securely package and ship a variety of objects here.

Jeanette Glass Company Introduction
Wondering about the Depression and milk glass produced by Jeannette Glass Company? Take a look at this introduction to the company's history.

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Depression Glass Price Guide and Pattern Identification
Use this online guide to help you value and identify your Depression glass pieces including pink, green, cobalt blue, and amber.

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Art Nouveau Genius of Lalique - Featuring a Rare Brooch From This Premier Jeweler Sold at Sotheby's
One of the major pieces sold on July 13, 2011 at Sotheby’s summer auction - an anemones brooch by René Lalique. See it and learn more about Lalique jewelry.

Roseville Pottery Cremo Line - Rare Antique Example Sells for $8,400 at Auction
If you've never heard of Roseville's Creamo line, it's indeed cream of the crop when it comes to rare and valuable antique pottery.

Read More About Roseville Pottery
Read and learn more about Roseville Pottery's patterns, values and reproductions.

Wendy Gell Christmas Tree Pin - Value and Price Guide
How much is your Wendy Gell rhinestone Christmas tree pin worth? Find out here. Page 45.

BeeGee Blue Christmas Tree Pin - Price Guide and Values
BeeGee McBride Simulated Star Sapphire Rhinestone Christmas Tree Pin or Brooch - How much is it worth? Page 8.

Bauer Rhinestone Christmas Tree Pin w/ Removable Base - Values and Price Guide
How much is a Christmas tree pin with removable base by Dorothy Bauer worth? Find out here. Page 5.

Dominique Baguette Christmas Tree Pin - Price Guide and Values
How much is a baguette Christmas tree by Dominique worth? Find out here. Page 16.

ART Rhinestone Reindeer Pins Price Guide
How much is a ART rhinestone reindeer brooch worth? Find out here. Page 2.

Miriam Haskell Christmas Tree Pin - Value and Price Guide
How much is your Miriam Haskell Christmas tree pin worth? Find the value here. Page 35.

Dominique Bell Christmas Tree Pin - Prices and Values
How much is a Dominique Christmas tree pin with bell-shaped stones worth? Find out here. Page 13.

Dominique Green Collage Christmas Tree Pin - Prices and Values
How much are Dominique rhinestone collage-style Christmas tree pins worth? Find out here. Page 12.

Dominique Red Rhinestone Christmas Tree Pin - Prices and Values
How much is a red rhinestone Dominique Christmas tree pin worth? Find out here. Page 11.

Mylu Poodle Dog Christmas Pin - Prices and Values
How much is your Mylu Christmas poodle dog pin worth? Find out here. Page 37.

Mylu Rhinestone Christmas Tree Pin - Prices and Values
How much is a Mylu Christmas tree pin with aurora borealis rhinestones worth? Find out here. Page 36.

Dominique Red Christmas Tree Pin - Values and Prices
How much is your red marquis Dominique Christmas tree pin worth? Find out here. Page 15.

Dominique Pink and Clear Christmas Tree Pin - Prices and Values
How much is a pink and clear Dominique Christmas tree pin worth? Find out here. Page 14.

Eisenberg Ice Patriotic Christmas Tree Pin - Prices and Values
Just how much your patriotic Eisenberg Ice Christmas tree pin is worth? Find out here. Page 19.

Napier Frosted Christmas Tree Pin - Prices and Values
Wondering how much your vintage Napier Christmas tree pin is worth? Find out here. Page 40.

Hattie Carnegie Christmas Tree Pin - Prices and Values
How much is a vintage Hattie Carnegie Christmas tree pin worth? Find out here. Page 24.

R.J. Graziano Christmas Tree Pin - Prices and Values f
Wondering how much your Graziano Christmas Tree Pin is worth? Find out here. Page 23.

Mylu Reindeer Christmas Pin - Prices and Values
How much is a Mylu reindeer pin worth? Find out here. Page 38.

Mylu Christmas Tree Pin & Earrings - Prices and Values
Wondering how much is your Mylu Christmas tree pin and earrings set worth? Find our here. Page 39.

J.J. Gold Swirl Christmas Tree Pin - Price Guide and Values
How much is your gold swirl Christmas tree pin by J.J. worth? Find out here. Page 31.

Valuing and Identifying Antiques
Free resources to help you value and identify antiques and collectibles, from About.com's Antiques Expert Pamela Y. Wiggins.

Furniture
Learn about antique furniture including periods and styles with informative articles and useful links.

Identifying Antique Furniture Foot Styles
Wondering what type of old furniture foot that is? See examples of a number of different styles of feet used on antique pieces.

Identifying Antique Furniture Foot Styles
Wondering what type of old furniture foot that is? See examples of a number of different styles of feet used on antique pieces.

Identifying Antique Furniture Foot Styles
This research resource will help you identify antique furniture foot styles with illustrated examples.

Period Furniture - Learning About and Identifying Period Furniture
These research resources will help you learn about and identify period antique furniture pieces.

Decorative Accessories - Examples of Furniture
Learn more about small, portable furniture pieces that also serve as decorative accessories.

Pottery and Porcelain
Resources for researching a variety of ceramics, pottery and porcelain antiques and collectibles.

Jewelry
Check out these interesting topics relating to antique, collectible and vintage jewelry and watches including information on identification.

Learning About Carnival Glass
Find out more about the lustrous glassware with a fun name.

Glass Price Guides
Want to know how much it's worth? Take a look at these great price guides for antique and collectible glass.

Porcelain and Pottery Price Guides
Wondering how much it's worth? Check out these links to help you value your antique and collectible porcelain and pottery pieces?

Victorian Hair Work Jewelry - Was It Always Related to Mourning?
Do you know if your Victorian hair work piece was related to mourning? Or was it used for some other occasion? Find out how to tell about that here.

Rolled Gold Antique Jewelry Definition and Example
What does rolled gold mean in jewelery? Rolled gold refers to one of the first, and most successful, imitations of solid gold.

Sautoir Antique Necklace
A sautoir is a super-long chain or beaded necklace. Popular in the early 20th century, the sautoir embodies Jazz Era style. This article defines and traces the sautoir's history, providing lovely examples of the style.

Clarice Cliff: Bizarre Ware and Beyond
Learn more about Clarice Cliff and her

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Limoges Porcelain Identification and Value 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.

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Bakelite Jewelry Identification and Price Guide
Wondering how much your Bakelite jewelry is worth? Use this guide to help you identify and price vintage Bakelite jewelry.

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Roseville Pottery Identification and Value Guide
Peruse this slide show to help you identify and value your Roseville Pottery pieces. Includes some popular patterns and some rarities.

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Antique Stoneware Identification and Value Guide
How much do you think your antique stoneware crocks and jugs are worth? Find out about the values of a number of different styles here.

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Vintage Costume Jewelry Identification and Value Guide
Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictorial price guide.

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Halloween Collectibles Identification and Price Guide
Wondering how much Halloween antiques and collectibles are worth? Get an idea with this illustrated online price guide. It may surprise you!

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Plastic and Wood Jewelry Including Bakelite
These highly sought collectibles were once dime store purchases. But not any more. The price of Bakelite and other plastics in the jewelry arena continues to rise. Learn more about it.

Marks & Signatures on Antiques and Collectibles - Marks & Signatures on Antiques and Collectibles
An ever-growing list of online resources for researching maker's marks and signatures on antiques and collectibles.

Pre-1850 Jewelry
From cameos to

Famous Furniture Designers - The Work of Famous Furniture Designers
A research resource to help you recognize the style and work of a number of extraordinary furniture designers such as Gustav Stickley, Paul Evans, Charles and Ray Eames, and more.

Identifying and Dating Using Antique Furniture Elements
Illustrated examples to help you identify and date antique furniture using elements used in construction

Mid-Century Modern Furniture - Celebrated Mid-Century Modern Furniture Designs
This research resource offers insight into some of the most celebrated names in Mid-Century Modern furniture design.

Holiday Memorabilia
A collection of resources relating to holidays including Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's Day and others.

Collectors Show 'n Tell
Sites put together by collectors for collectors showing a variety of beautiful and striking displays

Learning About Vintage Costume Jewelry
With each passing year, the fabulously fake rhinestone jewelry of yesterday gains momentum as a collecting category. Learn more about these interesting collectibles.

Jewelry Price Guides - Prices and Values for Antique and Vintage Jewelry
A list of price guides to help you value your treasures ranging from vintage silver and costume jewelry to fine antique pieces.

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Fenton Art Glass Identification and Value Guide
Wondering how much Fenton glass is worth? Use this guide to help you identify and value antique and collectible Fenton glassware.

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Milk Glass Identification and Value Guide
Wondering about the value of milk glass? This guide will help you identify and value select milk glass pieces made by Westmoreland, Fenton and others.

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How to Identify Juliana or DeLizza & Elster Jewelry
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Juliana Rivets Used by DeLizza & Elster in Jewelry Construction
DeLizza & Elster used a specific type of heavy rivet that can be a clue to identifying these unmarked pieces.

Introduction to Juliana Jewelry - An Introduction to Identifying Vintage Costume Juliana Jewelry Made by DeLizza & Elster
An Introduction to Identifying Vintage Costume Juliana Jewelry Made by DeLizza & Elster

Marked or Signed Vintage Christmas Tree Pins - What to Consider When Buying
Do you know what to look for when buying signed vintage Christmas tree pins? Find out here.

What to Look for in Christmas Jewelry - Appeal, Quality, Marks and More
Wondering what you should look for when buying vintage Christmas jewelry? Take a look at these tips for buying smart.

Collecting Holiday Jewelry Including Christmas Tree Pins, Both Vintage and Contemporary
Have you ever thought about starting a holiday jewelry collection, maybe even Christmas tree pins, but weren't sure where to begin? This article will give you a step by step overview.

Juliana Five Link & Band Bracelet Construction - DeLizza & Elster
One of the most obvious ways to identify Juliana (DeLizza & Elster) bracelets is through the five link and band construction.

Examining Beads Used in Juliana (DeLizza & Elster) Jewelry
DeLizza & Elster used many different types of crystal beads, faux pearls and other dangling elements in their Juliana designs.

Juliana Ring Necklace Construction - DeLizza & Elster
DeLizza & Elster used a distinctive ring finding in the construction of some of their popular Juliana necklace styles.

Juliana Elongated Marquis rhinestones - DeLizza & Elster
DeLizza & Elster used many elongated marquis or navette rhinestones in Juliana designs.

Juliana Open Backed Settings - DeLizza & Elster
DeLizza & Elster used many open backed settings in unsigned Juliana vintage costume jewelry designs.

Juliana Oval Glass Cameos - DeLizza & Elster
Juliana Oval Glass Cameos - DeLizza & Elster used many types of oval glass cameos in unsigned Juliana vintage costume jewelry designs

Holiday Jewelry Beyond Christmas Tree Pins - Wreaths, Reindeer, Ornaments, Santa, Candles and More
Not a fan of Christmas tree pins? There's much more to holiday jewelry collecting learn about.

Introduction to Juliana Jewelry - An Introduction to Identifying Vintage Costume Juliana Jewelry Made by DeLizza & Elster
An Introduction to Identifying Vintage Costume Juliana Jewelry Made by DeLizza & Elster

Juliana Specialty Stones - DeLizza & Elster
DeLizza & Elster used a number of different Swarovski specialty stones in their Juliana jewelry designs.

Collecting Contemporary Christmas Jewelry Including Tree Pins
Do you know where to begin when it comes to collecting contemporary Christmas jewelry made from the 1990s to present? Take a look at this article for some hints.

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First Wolverine Art Page Sells for World Record Price
When is comic book art worth more than $657,000? When it shows the first appearance of Wolverine.

7 Examples of Art Deco Collectibles with Values
See seven great examples of Art Deco collectibles (not quite old enough to be antiques), and find out what they sold for at auction.

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Rolex: Real or a Replica?
There are some really good fakes on the market when it comes to Rolex watches. Test yourself with side by side photos to see if you can spot the replica.

Steiff Cockie Cocker Spaniel Dog
Wondering how much a Steiff

Steiff Animal Skittles Game
Wondering how much a Steiff Animal 8

Steiff Laying Tiger Price Guide - How Much Is This Toy Worth?
Find out how much a Steiff Laying Tiger might be worth with this online value guide. Page 4.

Walt Disney Steiff 9 1/2" Mickey Mouse Doll
Wondering how much a Walt Disney Steiff Mickey Mouse doll might be worth? Consult the Steiff doll and toy value guide. Page 7.

Early Miniature Steiff Sheep on Wheels
Wondering how much a Steiff Miniature 6

Steiff Animals Peter Rabbit Toy
Wondering how much a Steiff 11

Steiff Standing Pony
Wondering how much a Steiff Standing Pony might be worth? Consult the Steiff doll and toy value guide. Page 9.

Steiff Prowling Tigers
Wondering how much Steiff 8 1/2

Steiff Animals Tige Dog - Value and Price Guide to These Stuffed Toys
How much is a Steiff Tige the dog stuffed toy worth? Find out here. Page 5.

Steiff Walt Disney Perri Squirrel
Wondering how much a Stieff Walt Disney

Value for Steiff Santa Claus Doll
How much is a Steiff Santa Claus doll worth? Find out here. Page 3.

Steiff Mohair 1930s Teddy Bear with Original "Teddy B" Outfit
How much is a 1930s Steiff

Value for Steiff Character Child Doll
How much is a Steiff character doll worth? Find out here. Page 2.

Read More About Watches - Investing and Valuing
Want to learn more about collectible pocket watches and wristwatches? Check out these articles on watches.

Cut steel in Victorian Black Jewelry - Recognizing Cut Steel in Victorian Jewelry
Cut steel was a popular material used in Victorian jewelery. Learn to recognize the properties of cut steel jewelery.

Gutta Percha in Victorian Black Jewelry - Recognizing Gutta Percha Jewelry
Gutta Percha was a popular material used in Victorian jewelry. Learn to recognize the properties of gutta percha jewelry.

French Jet Victorian Black Jewelry - Recognizing French Jet Mourning Jewelry
French jet was a popular substance used in Victorian mourning jewelry. The properties of French jet jewelery.

Onyx in Victorian Black Jewelry - Recognizing Black Onyx in Victorian Jewelry
Black Onyx was a popular substance used for Victorian jewelery. Learn the properties of black onyx jewelery.

Patek Philippe Watch Sets Auction Record Along with Other Antiques and Collectibles
When is a single watch worth $7.3 million? When it's a rare Patek Philippe selling for charity. Learn about this and four other record-breaking auctions including John Lennon's 1962 J-160E Gibson guitar, The Sunrise Ruby ring by Cartier, a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie baseball card, andan Albert Marque doll.

Collecting Rag Dolls - Raggedy, Yes. Worthless? No!
Raggedy Ann and her friends take a large share of the collectible market when it comes to cloth dolls, but she's not the only kid on the block.

Make a Monopoly Collecting Antique Board Games
All types of board games are considered collectible from rare Victorian examples through modern games reflecting pop culture. Learn more about how much some of the games you've been holding on to might be worth.

The Jewelry Technique of Pavé Setting Stones
See an example of the jewelry setting technique of Pav setting stones.

Antique and Collectible Glassware - Articles, Resources and Price Guides on Antique Glassware
A hub of information on antique and collectible glassware to aid in researching, pricing and learning more about your favorite glass.

Learn About Collectible Goofus Glass
What is Goofus Glass? Get an overview of collectible painted glass with a really funny name made by a number of well-known manufacturers.

Cat Collectibles and Values - Curiosity Thrilled the Collector
From ephemera to cookie jars, there's a cat for every collector.

Vintage Shawnee Pottery Including Corn Lines
Shawnee Pottery is perfect for every season. Learn more about it, including dating the Corn King and Corn Queen lines, here.

How to Research Antiques and Collectibles Online
The Internet can be a useful tool in antique research, but sometimes you have to think outside normal parameters to get the most from your quest for information. Let these helpful hints guide you as you learn from resources the Web has to offer.

Collecting Vintage and Antique Dolls
Doll collecting can be a fun and rewarding hobby, but how do you know what to collect and what to avoid? Read on for a few clues.

Preserve the History of Your Antiques and Heirlooms - Stories and Values
Ever worry that your precious antiques and collectibles, not to mention family heirlooms, will be sold off for next to nothing at a garage sale? Take a look at these tips for making sure that doesn't happen.

Verdigris on Antiques - When It Comes to Verdigris on Antiques, Does It Cause Damage and Should It Be Cleaned?
When it comes to verdigris, or green

Quimper Faience Pottery History, Marks and Wares
Quimper actually refers to more than one company that produced similar faience wares. Learn more about the history and marks of Quimper.

How to Store Vintage and Collectible Postcards
Storing a vintage postcard collection properly will keep it in tip top shape. Find out how to do that here.

Collecting Antiques on a Budget for Under $10 - Five Antiques to Collect on a Budget for Less Than $10
Want to start an antique collection, but don't have lots of cash to spare? Here are five ideas for collecting antiques on a budget!

Identifying Chippendale Style Antique Furniture
Recognizing Chippendale furniture looking at legs, feet, and other distinguishing features.

Sweetheart Jewelry from World Wars I and II: An Overview
Many sentimental items sent home from servicemen during World Wars I and II are referred to as sweetheart collectibles, including jewelry.

Carnival Glass Companies
Inspired by Tiffany's Favrile glassware, carnival glass fulfilled the consumer demand for affordable iridescent glass in the early 1900s.

What Is a Guéridon Table in Antique Furniture?
Learn about the guridon, a common type of table in antique furniture. This glossary-style article defines the guridon, describing its origins and styles.

Mitchell Rammelsberg Carved Victorian Antique Furniture
Wondering when the legendary Mitchell & Rammelsberg pieces were made and how much they're worth? Take a look at this introductory feature.

Durand Art Glass Made by Vineland Flint Glassworks
Durand art glass, although not quite as well known as Tiffany and Steuben, made some really beautiful decorative pieces including iridescent varieties.

Charles Limbert's Arts & Crafts Furniture
Charles Limbert is associated with Arts & Crafts Mission style furniture and lighting. But did you know some of his pieces have a Dutch influence? Learn more about identifying Limbert pieces here.

The Arts and Crafts Movement - William Morris, Mission Style, and Art Nouveau
Long before getting crafty meant breaking out the hot glue gun, artisans were shunning mass production. Find out about the original Arts & Crafts movement started in the late 1800s by William Morris.

How to Store an Antique Quilt
Storing antique quilts properly can keep them crisp and usable for future generations. Learn more with this useful step-by-step guide.

Cartier “Tutti Frutti” Bracelet
When is a bracelet worth more than $2.2 million? When it's a rare Cartier example once owned by Evelyn Lauder.

Kammer & Reinhardt Character Doll Sells for World Record Price
When is a doll worth $393,886? When it's a rare Kammer & Reinhardt character doll.

Leica 0-Serie Camera Sells for World Record Price
When is a camera worth $2.9 million? When it's one of 25 known to exist like this Leica 0-Serie modle.

Berlin Iron in Victorian Black Jewelry - Recognizing Berlin Iron in Victorian Jewelry
Berlin iron was a rare form of jewelery in the Victorian Era. Learn to recognize the properties of Berlin iron.

Bog Oak Victorian Black Jewelry - Recognizing Bog Oak Mourning Jewelry
Bog oak was a popular substance used for jewelery in the Victorian Era. Properties of bog oak jewelery.

Identifying Victorian Black Jewelry Including Jet
It's jewelry, it's Victorian, and it's black. But what is is made of? Find out more about jet, vulcanite, gutta percha, and more mourning jewelry.

ART - Costume Jewelry Manufacturer's Marks & Designer Signatures Gallery - A Gallery of Marks & Designer Signatures Used on Costume Jewelry ART
ART Mark - Researching a vintage costume jewelry mark? Check this illustrated gallery for a photo of the mark and information on the designer or manufacturer.

Hollycraft Vintage Costume Jewelry Marks & Signatures Gallery - A Gallery of Marks & Designer Signatures Used on Vintage Costume Jewelry Hollycraft
Hollycraft - Researching a vintage costume jewelry mark? Check this illustrated gallery for a photo of the mark and information on the designer or manufacturer. Page 9.

Matisse Renoir Vintage Costume Jewelry Marks & Signatures Gallery - A Gallery of Marks & Signatures Used on Vintage Costume Jewelry Matisse Renoir
Matisse Renoir - Researching a vintage costume jewelry mark? Check this illustrated gallery for a photo of the mark and information on the designer or manufacturer. Page 12.

Wm. de Lillo - Vintage Costume Jewelry Marks & Signatures Gallery
Wm. de Lillo - Researching this vintage costume jewelry mark? Check this illustrated gallery for a photo of the mark and information on the designer or manufacturer. Page 25.

Vintage Costume Jewelry Designer Marks Examples
Researching a vintage costume jewelry mark? Check this illustrated gallery for a photo of the mark and information on the designer or manufacturer.

Demario Hagler Vintage Costume Jewelry Marks & Signatures Gallery - Marks & Designer Signatures Used on Vintage Costume Jewelry DeMario Hagler
DeMario-Hagler - Researching a vintage costume jewelry mark? Check this illustrated gallery for a photo of the mark and information on the designer or manufacturer. Page 5.

Mimi di N Costume Jewelry Mark Example - Costume Jewelry Mark of Mimi di N
Information on the costume jewelry mark: Mimi di N. Page 14.

Pell Costume Jewelry Manufacturer's Marks & Designer Signatures - A Gallery of Marks & Signatures Used on Vintage Costume Jewelry Including Pell
Researching the Pell vintage costume jewelry mark? Check this illustrated gallery for a photo of the mark and information on the designer or manufacturer. Page 19.

Regency Vintage Costume Jewelry Marks & Designer Signatures Gallery - A Gallery of Marks & Designer Signatures on Vintage Costume Jewelry Regency
Regency - Researching a vintage costume jewelry mark? Check this illustrated gallery for a photo of the mark and information on the designer or manufacturer. Page 20.

Marvella Mark on Vintage Costume Jewelry - Information on Vintage Costume Jewelry Marked Marvella
Researching the Marvella costume jewelry mark? Find out about the company this produced Marvella jewelry. Page 11.

Vintage Costume Jewelry Designer Marks Examples
Researching a vintage costume jewelry mark? Check this illustrated gallery for a photo of the mark and information on the designer or manufacturer.

Fashioncraft Robert Vintage Costume Jewelry Marks & Designer Signatures Gallery - Fashioncraft Robert Marks Used on Vintage Costume Jewelry
Researching the vintage costume jewelry mark Fashioncraft Robert? Check this illustrated gallery for a photo of the mark and information on the designer or manufacturer. Page 7.

Warner Vintage Costume Jewelry Manufacturer's Marks & Designer Signatures Gallery - Warner Signature or Mark Used on Vintage Costume Jewelry
Researching the Warner vintage costume jewelry mark? Check this illustrated gallery for a photo of the mark and information on the designer or manufacturer. Page 23.

Hannah Buslee Jewelry Mark - A Gallery of Marks & Designer Signatures Used on Costume Jewelry Including Hannah Buslee Jewelry
Researching a Hannah Buslee jewelry mark? Check this illustrated gallery for a photo of the mark and information on the designer or manufacturer. Page 8.

Schoffel Jewelry Crown Mark - Schoffel & Co. of Austria Crown Mark Found on Vintage Costume Jewelry
Wondering if the crown mark on your vintage costume jewelry is that of Schoffel & Co. of Austria? Find out here. Page 21.

Whiting & Davis Jewelry Mark - One of the Marks Used on Whiting & Davis Vintage Costume Jewelry
Whiting & Davis manufactured most of the costume jewelry collectors seek during the 1950s. View one of the marks used by Whiting & Davis during this period. Page 24.

Chanel Costume Jewelry Mark - One of the Many Marks Used on Vintage Chanel Costume Jewelry
The House of Chanel used many different marks on its costume jewelry sold in Chanel boutiques through the decades. See one used in the 1970s and click on the link provided to see a number of others. Page 2.

Ciner Jewelry Mark
Ciner Jewelry Mark Used Prior to 1955. Page 3.

Craft
Craft - Researching the Craft costume jewelry mark? Check this illustrated gallery for a photo of the mark and information the company that used it. Page 4.

Vintage Costume Jewelry Designer Marks Examples
Researching a vintage costume jewelry mark? Check this illustrated gallery for a photo of the mark and information on the designer or manufacturer.

Cast Iron Antique Butting Buffalo Mechanical Bank
Wondering how much an authentic Cast Iron Butting Buffalo Mechanical Bank might be worth? Find out here.

Cast Iron Antique Confectionery Mechanical Bank
Wondering how much an authentic Cast Iron Confectionery Mechanical Bank might be worth? Find out here. Page 6.

Cast Iron Antique Girl Skipping Rope Mechanical Bank
Wondering how much an authentic Cast Iron Girl Skipping Rope Mechanical Bank might be worth? Find out here. Page 8.

Cast Iron Antique Hold The Fort Mechanical Bank Mechanical Bank
Wondering how much an authentic Cast Iron Hold The Fort Mechanical Bank might be worth? Find out here. Page 3.

Cast Iron Antique Lion Hunter Mechanical Bank
Wondering how much an authentic Cast Iron Lion Hunter Mechanical Bank might be worth? Find out here. Page 9.

Cast Iron Magician Mechanical Bank with Original Wooden Box
Wondering how much an authentic Cast Iron Magician Mechanical Bank with Original Wooden Box might be worth? Find out here. Page 10.

Cast Iron Mason Mechanical Bank
Wondering how much an authentic Cast Iron Mason Mechanical Bank might be worth? Find out here. Page 11.

Cast Iron Antique Organ Grinder & Bear Mechanical Bank
Wondering how much an authentic Cast Iron Organ Grinder & Bear Mechanical Bank might be worth? Find out here. Page 4.

Cast Iron Antique Roller Skating Mechanical Bank
Wondering how much an authentic Cast Iron Roller Skating Mechanical Bank might be worth? Find out here. Page 5.

Cast Iron Stump Speaker Mechanical Bank
Wondering how much an authentic Cast Iron Stump Speaker Mechanical Bank might be worth? Find out here. Page 2.

Cast Iron Antique Uncle Sam Mechanical Bank
Wondering how much an authentic Cast Iron Uncle Sam Mechanical Bank might be worth? Find out here. Page 7.

Mechanical Banks Identification and Value Guide
Have an old cast iron mechanical bank you're trying to identify or value? Take a look at a number that brought $10,000 or more at auction.

Steiff 10" White Bear
Wondering how much a Steiff 10

Vintage Costume Jewelry Manufacturer's Marks & Designer Signatures Gallery - A Gallery of Marks & Designer Signatures Used on Vintage Costume Jewelry
Researching a vintage costume jewelry mark? Check this illustrated gallery for a photo of the mark and information on the designer or manufacturer. Page 13.

Ornella Made in Italy Mark or Signature on Vintage Costume Jewelry - Vintage Costume Jewelry Mark Ornella Made in Italy on Vintage Costume Jewelry
Ornella Made in Italy - Marks or Signatures on Vintage Costume Jewelry. Page 17.

Original by Robert Vintage Costume Jewelry Marks & Designer Signatures - Marks & Designer Signatures on Vintage Costume Jewelry Original by Robert
Original by Robert - Researching a vintage costume jewelry mark? Check this illustrated gallery for a photo of the mark and information on the designer or manufacturer. Page 16.

Pennino Vintage Costume Jewelry Marks & Designer Signatures Gallery - A Gallery of Marks & Designer Signatures on Vintage Costume Jewelry Pennino
Pennino - Researching a vintage costume jewelry mark? Check this illustrated gallery for a photo of the mark and information on the designer or manufacturer. Page 18.