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Where to Sell Your Antiques and Collectibles
Figuring out the best place to sell your antiques can seem like a daunting task. Take a look at these suggestions for several ideas.

Metal Mesh Wares Made by Whiting & Davis Including Jewelry, Clothing, and Safety Equipment
Whiting & Davis is best known for making handbags, but their famed metal mesh has been used in jewelry, clothing and safety equipment manufacture, too.

Learning About Swanky Swigs
Ever heard of a Swanky Swig? Learn more about them and their colorful character glass cousins here.

How to Find Value or Price of Antique Rugs
Wondering how much your antique rug is worth? Antique rugs can be difficult to value without the help of an expert.

Collecting Vintage Loose Powder Compacts
Vintage powder compacts reflect a time in American life when powdering a nose wasn't just a necessity, it was an event. Learn more about them here.

The High Value of Winchester Firearms Memorabilia
It's no surprise that antique Winchester firearms are quite valuable, but the advertising memorabilia that goes along with them can be worth as much or more.

Winchester Hunting Hounds 1925 Advertising Calendar - Value for Old Memorabilia
All types of old calendars can be collectible, including this Winchester example from 1925.

Winchester Repeating Shotguns Advertising Poster - Value for Pheasant Design Artwork by Edward Knobles
Framed advertising signs can be quite rare and valuable, especially when they are in excellent condition.

The High Value of Winchester Firearms Memorabilia - Prices Paid for Advertising Collectibles
It's no surprise that antique Winchester firearms are quite valuable, but the advertising memorabilia that goes along with them can be worth as much or more.

The High Value of Winchester Firearms Memorabilia - Prices Paid for Advertising Collectibles
It's no surprise that antique Winchester firearms are quite valuable, but the advertising memorabilia that goes along with them can be worth as much or more.

Collecting Akro Agate Marbles and Glass
Maybe you've heard of the marbles but don't know much about the glass. Or is it the other way around? Find out more about the varied wares made by Akro Agate from the early 1900s through the late 1940s.

Collecting Vintage License Plates Guide
Old license plates as collectibles? You bet! Learn more about the value of vintage license plates and what's collectible here.

How to Buy Vintage Costume Jewelry Like a Pro
Need some hints on how to buy vintage costume jewelry for yourself or as a gift? Take a look at these helpful hints.

Royal Vienna Beehive or Shield Mark on Antique Porcelain
There's more to Royal Vienna than a beehive mark, which really isn't a beehive at all. Find out what you need to know about this antique porcelain here.

Learning About William and Mary Style Antique Furniture
William and Mary furniture was popular in the late 1600s and early 1700s. Learn more about the background of this style along with the types of chairs and tables made during this era.

Westmoreland's Paneled Grape Milk Glass
Is that white glassware Westmoreland's Paneled Grape milk glass? See an example and learn more about it here.

Storing and Preserving Antique Photographs
Keeping photographs for posterity means taking good care of them -- essentially preserving the past through photo conservation. Learn more from an expert with this informative feature.

Learning About Antique and Collectible Teddy Bears
Learn about the teddy bear's history, what's collectible and newer teddy bears that will likely be collected in the future.

The Slant-Front Desk Style in Antique Furniture
The slant-front desk is a popular, distinctive style originating in the 1700s and remaining popular for literally centuries.

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

How to Bid at a Live Auction - Tips and Hints for Successful Bidding
Going to live auctions can be fun and exciting. Learn what to do before you go to make your auction visits more successful with a helpful

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.

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.

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, and an Albert Marque doll.

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.

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.

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.

Ming Dynasty Chicken Cup Sells for World Record Price
When is a tiny cup worth more than $36 million? When it dates to the Ming Dynasty. Learn about this and four other record-breaking auctions including a Leica 0-Serie Camera, the first Wolverine comic book art page, Kammer and Reinhardt character doll, and a Cartier Tutti Frutti bracelet.

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.

Vintage Gift Ideas for Fashionistas
Need a gift idea for a fashionista? Think about vintage jewelry and handbags for the fashionable ladies on your list.

The Fun of Figural Costume Jewelry - Collecting Costume Jewelry Figurals
Think vintage costume jewelry is old news? You might think again after reading about these fun figurals in all price ranges - from $5-$5,000!

Collecting Kugel Christmas Ornaments
Kugels are a type of early Christmas ornament that can be quite valuable. Learn more about them here.

How Much Are Old Glass Christmas Ornaments Worth?
Wondering how much those old Christmas ornaments you found in grandma's attic are worth? Here's a good starting point for researching values.

Items Every Antiques Lover Needs
Four things all collectors, dealers and general antiques lovers should have.

Useful Antiques and Collectibles Trending Now
Like to stay on trend decorating but intrigued by antiques and collectibles? Here are a number of ideas to keep your home stylish while satisfying that urge to forage for your favorite antiques.

Vintage and Antique Gifts for the Man in Your Life
Need a gift idea for that hard to buy for man on your list? Take a look at these ideas for antiques and collectibles he'll love.

Romancing the Collector with an Antique Gift
If your collecting sweetheart truly loves you, the same old gift will certainly suffice. But wouldn't it be nice to really wow them with a gift from the heart this year? It's not nearly as complicated as you might think, and it doesn't have to be costly either.

Learning About Golf Collectibles
Golf collectibles and memorabilia can be a rewarding pastime, especially if you're a fan of the game. Find out what you can expect to pay if you decide to start a collection.

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.

Weller Louwelsa Pottery - Popular Art Ceramics Made from 1896 through 1924
Learn more about Louwelsa pottery made by Weller from 1896 through the mid-1920s.

Weller Louwelsa Pottery - Popular Art Ceramics Made from 1896 through 1924
Learn more about Louwelsa pottery made by Weller from 1896 through the mid-1920s.

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.

Auction Houses - Where to Sell High End Antiques and Collectibles
Wondering where to sell that valuable antique? Consider one of these auction houses.

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

Collecting Breweriana aka Beer Collectibles - Appreciation for Beer Collectibles Goes Beyond Good Taste
Learn more about what's hot when it comes to collecting breweriana, also known as beer collectibles.

Recommended Books - Vintage Costume Jewelry Reference Guides
With the popularity of vintage costume jewelry for collections and personal wear, it's good to have a few good books on your shelf. Here are several recommended by Pamela Y. Wiggins.

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
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.

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.

The Jack in the Pulpit Vase - A Antique Glass Style Originating Abroad and Named in the United States
While the founder of a very famous American glass studio is said to have named this type of vase, the style originated abroad.

The Jack in the Pulpit Vase - Antique Glass Style Originating Abroad and Named in the United States
While the founder of a very famous American glass studio is said to have named this type of vase, the Jack in the Pulpit vase style actually originated abroad. See several examples here.

The Jack in the Pulpit Vase - A Antique Glass Style Originating Abroad and Named in the United States
While the founder of a very famous American glass studio is said to have named this type of vase, the style originated abroad.

Ciner Manufacturing Company and Jewelry Marks
Have a piece of vintage jewelry marked CINER? Find out more about the marks and company here.

1904 Armorside Corset Advertisement - Advertisement for Armorside Corset 1904
This Corset advertisement makes you hurt just looking at it. Certainly a far cry from the undergarments of today.

Made to Order Mail Order Suit from 1904 - Mail Order made to order suit from 1904
This lovely lady sports

1904 Muslin Dresses Advertisement - Advertisement from 1904 for Muslin Dresses
This fashion spread features cotton and silk muslin dresses for summer wear. The ruffled frock in the center is a

Vacation Fashions in 1904 - Vacation Fashions in 1904
No wonder they needed steamer trunks for traveling. This vacation dress spread features several

Whitcomb's Flexsole Shoes Advertisement 1904 - Advertisement from 1904 for Whitcomb's Flexsole Shoes
Advertisement from 1904 for Whitcomb's Flexsole Shoes. Page 5.

Fashion in 1904 Advertising Ads
Scans of fashionable clothing and accessories popular in 1904 from a vintage edition of Ladies Home Journal.

Victorian Wooton Desk
This article describes the history of the Wooton desk and the company that made it. Learn how Wooton desks were made, what their style characteristics were, how they evolved and who owned them.

What Makes This Thanksgiving Advertising Postcard so Valuable? - Gold Dust Twins Memorabilia
What Makes This Thanksgiving Advertising Postcard so Valuable? In comparison to others of the same age, it's all about the Gold Dust Twins.

Homes to Tour with Beautiful Antiques
American mansions and historic homes offer not only a window into the past, but great lessons on antiques in a walk-through museum setting.

Vintage and Antique Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers
Special gifts for wine lovers come easy when you shop vintage and antique. Take a look at several ideas for gifts that any wine enthusiast would enjoy.

Delft Pottery
Is all Delftware blue and white with windmills? Hardly. Learn all about Delft pottery originating in Holland and see a decidedly more colorful example.

Learning About Transferware and Transfer Dinnerware
Transferware has long been a favorite with collectors. Discover the intriguing process and few a pieces from the Mount Vernon collection that once belonged to George Washington.

Spode and Copeland British Bone China - Identifying and Dating from Antique to Modern
Spode & Copeland Bone China - A brief history including how to date pieces.

Collecting Memorabilia from The Texas Centennial
They threw a big party in Texas to celebrate the Texas Centennial back in 1936. Now people collect items from that event along with World's Fair memorabilia.

Learning How to Recognize Period Antique Furniture Masterpieces
It's important to be able to recognize and grade antique furniture from masterpiece to mediocre.

Understanding the American Federal Furniture Period
The Federal period in American furniture history can be a bit confusing when it comes to understanding Neoclassical influences and the work of Hepplewhite and Sheraton. Learn more about it here.

What is Amberina Glass?
Wondering if your item is really Amberina glass? Take a look at this article to learn about the real deal and the imitators.

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

Antiques Events, Shows and Exhibits - Things to Do Relating to Collecting and Collectibles
Looking for antiques shows, flea markets, and related events in your area or an area where you'll be traveling? Check out this state-by-state calendar of events.

Unraveling the Mystery of Mary Gregory Antique Glassware
Could one woman actually decorate all the glass dubbed

Vintage Typewriter Collecting and Values
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.

Is It Dangerous to Eat Off Antique Dishes?
Have you ever heard that older red dinnerware contains lead, or that it might be radioactive? Is this true, or just an urban antiques myth? Get the answer here.

The Work of Pickard Porcelain Decorating Studio
Pickard Decorating Studios produced some fine pieces of antique porcelain, and later fine china. Find out more about this company, including what makes its pieces valuable, through this question and answer feature.

Collecting Ceramic and Pottery Wall Pockets Vases
The history, collectibility and value of ceramic wall pocket vases.

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.

Hopelessly Devoted to Heisey (Glassware)
Glassware collectors can be really dedicated folks, and those who prefer Heisey's wares are no exception. Learn about what makes this glassware so attractive with this informative feature article.

What Do Celebrities Collect? - Celebrity Collectors and What They Amass
Do you have a collecting passion in common with one of your favorite celebrities? Find out what about resides in a number of well-known celebrity collections.

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!

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

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 more about what vintage powder jars are worth.

Amphora Pottery Antiques From Turn-Teplitz, Bohemia
Background with illustrations on Amphora art pottery made in Bohemia around the turn of the 20th century.

Learning About Antique Moser Glass
Learn more about this highly collectible antique glassware made by Ludwig Moser.

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.

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

Anthropomorphic Veggie Man Candy Container
How much is an anthropomorphic veggie man Halloween candy container worth? Find out the high value of one example shown here.

Who Were the Herter Brothers?
The Herter Bros. made some of the finest Gilded Age antique furniture. See an example here.

The Kings of Cowboy Collectibles
Learn about the kings of 1940s and '50s cowboy collectibles - Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, and Lone Ranger.

3 Kinds of Creepy Antiques
There are some antiques that are on the creepy side. Learn more about mourning jewelry, Victorian photography, and funeral memorabilia here.

Great American Illustration Artists
From true icons to interesting characters, the world of 20th century illustration art is vast. Learn more about some of the greats with links to see examples of their work.

The Pin-up Art of Gil Elvgren
Wanting to learn more about pin-up artist Gil Elvgren? Read this feature about the legendary illustrator and his remarkable work.

McClelland Barclay - Famous American Illustrator’s Work Beyond Paintings, Posters and Prints
McClelland Barclay is know for his work as an illustrator, but it goes far beyond oil and canvas or paper and pencil.

Antique Lamps and Lighting Accessories
You'll not only learn about the history of lighting, you'll learn about lots of wonderful lamps from Aladdin electric to the oldest oils.

The World’s Most Beautiful Antique Lamps
View some of the world's most beautiful antique lamps and learn more about the companies that made them: Tiffany, Pairpoint, and Handel.

Learning About Antique 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.

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?

Hubley Cast Iron Zebra Bookends
Hubley Cast Iron Zebra Bookends Description and Value - Description and Value of Hubley Cast Iron Zebra Bookends

Hubley Cast Iron Doorstops
Hubley Cast Iron Fox Terrier Dog Doorstops Value and Description - Value and Description of Hubley Cast Iron Fox Terrier Dog Doorstop

Hubley Bathing Beauties Cast Iron Doorstop
Hubley Bathing Beauties (#250) cast iron doorstop value and description - Description and value of Hubley Bathing Beauties cast iron doorstop

Hubley Cast Iron Doorknockers
Hubley Woodpecker Cast Iron Doorknocker Description and Value - Description and Value for Hubley Woodpecker Cast Iron Doorknocker

Hubley Cast Iron Mascot Baseball Still Bank
Hubley Cast Iron Mascot Baseball Still Bank Description and Value - Value and Description for Hubley Cast Iron Mascot Baseball Still Bank

Hubley Cast Iron Monkey Mechanical Bank
Hubley Cast Iron Monkey Mechanical Bank Description and Value - Description and Value of Hubley Cast Iron Monkey Mechanical Bank

Hubley Cast Iron Toys, Doorstops and Other Collectibles
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

Hubley Elgin Street Sweeper Toy
Hubley Elgin Street Sweeper Cast Iron Toy Value and Description - Description and Value of Hubley Elgin Street Sweeper Cast Iron Toy

Hubley Dolly Dimple Cast Iron Still Bank
Hubley Dolly Dimple Still Bank Description and Value - Description and Value for Hubley Dolly Dimple Still Bank

Hubley Pheasant Cast Iron Paperweight
Hubley Pheasant Cast Iron Paperweight Description and Value - Description and Value of Hubley Pheasant Cast Iron Paperweight

The Value or Price of Hubley Pekinese Dog Doorstops - Size, Rarity and Condition All Come Into Play with These Cast Iron Antiques
Find out how much a Hubley Pekinese dog doorstop might be worth.

Read More About Real and Reproduction Cast Iron Door Stops
Read more about authentic vs. reproduction cast iron doorstops through a slideshow from About Antiques.

Bulldogs in Barrel Cast Iron Doorstop Authentic and Reproduction Compared
Wondering if your cast iron Bulldogs in Barrel doorstop is original or a reproduction? Take a look at this side by side comparison.

Bulldogs in Basket Cast Iron Doorstops Back View - Original and Reproduction Compared
If you're trying to determine if your Bulldogs in Basket cast iron doorstop is authentic, examining these back views of real and repro pieces side by side may help immensely.

Cocker Spaniel Cast Iron Doorstops - Original and Reproduction Compared
Wondering if your Cocker Spaniel cast iron doorstop is a 1930s original or a later reproduction? See them compared here.

Cocker Spaniel Reproduction - Back View of Cast Iron Doorstop
Looking at the back of a Cocker Spaniel doorstop can indicate whether or not your example is old or new.

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? Learn more here. Page 2.

Learning About Coca-Cola & Coke Collectibles and Advertising Memorabilia
One of the most recognizable brands of all time, Coke and Coca-Cola have wide appeal to collectors. Learn more about these advertising collectibles here.

Pot Metal - Learn About a Type of Metal Used in 1930s Costume Jewelry
Learn what pot metal refers to in costume jewelry through this illustrated glossary definition.

Antique Silver Plate Simpson & Hall Cherub Wheeled Relish Dish Price Guide - Simpson & Hall Cherub Wheeled Relish Dish Holder Antique Silver Plate
Simpson & Hall Cherub Wheeled Relish Dish Holder - A Guide to Help You Identify and Value Your Silver Plated Antiques

Antique Silver Plate Winged Cherub Holding Glass Plate Price Guide - Prices for Winged Cherub Holding Glass Plate Antique Silver Plated
Large Winged Cherub Holding Glass Plate - A Guide to Help You Identify and Value Your Silver Plated Antiques. Page 6.

Antique Silver Plate Bird on Crate Figural Napkin Ring Price Guide - Prices and Values for Antique Silver Plate Bird on Crate Figural Napkin Ring
Bird on Crate Figural Napkin Ring - A Guide to Help You Identify and Value Your Silver Plated Antiques. Page 5.

Antique Silver Plate Price and Value Guide
A guide to help you identify and value your silver plated antiques.

Antique Silver Plate Tufts Iron Figural Napkin Ring Price and Value Guide - Prices and Values for Antique Silver Plated Tufts Iron Figural Napkin Ring
Tufts Iron Figural Napkin Ring - A Guide to Help You Identify and Value Your Silver Plated Antiques. Page 7.

Antique Silver Plate Figural Napkin Ring Salt & Pepper Set - Prices and Values for Antique Silver Plate Figural Napkin Ring Salt & Pepper Set
Figural Napkin Ring Salt & Pepper Combination Set - A Guide to Help You Identify and Value Your Silver Plated Antiques. Page 2.

Antique Silver Plate Continental Silver Plate Dressing Table Box Value Guide - Prices Continental Silver Plate Dressing Table Box Antique Silver Plate
Continental Silver Plate Dressing Table Box - A Guide to Help You Identify and Value Your Silver Plated Antiques. Page 3.

Antique Derby Silver Plate Company Cake Stand - Prices and Values for Antique Derby Silverplate
Wondering how much a Derby Silver Plate Company cake stand is worth? Visit the Silver Plate Value Guide to find out. Page 4.

Antique Silver Plate English Inkstand Inkwell Price and Value Guide - Prices and Values for Antique Silver Plated English Ink Stand Inkwell
English Inkstand or Inkwell - A Guide to Help You Identify and Value Your Silver Plated Antiques. Page 8.

Antique Wilcox Silver Plated Figural Wine Glass Holders Value Guide - Prices and Values for Antique Wilcox Silver Plated Figural Wine Glass Holders
Wilcox Silver Plated Figural Wine Glass Holders - A Guide to Help You Identify and Value Your Silver Plated Antiques. Page 9.

Storing and Displaying Sterling and Silver Plated Wares
Wondering about the best way to store and display your silver and silverplates antiques? Take a look at this informative guide. Page 3.

Antique Silver Care and Display
Are you afraid of antique sterling silver? No need to be. With proper care and storage, you can enjoy shining silver wares for the holidays and beyond.

Caring for, Storing and Using Your Sterling and Silver Plated Wares
Need to know more about cleaning sterling and silver plated wares? Here's a great place to start. Page 2.

Collecting Presidential Political Campaign Buttons
Learn about what presidential campaign button collectors look for and how much they'll pay for this historical memorabilia.

Five Unusual Items Brought in for Antique Appraisals
Ever wonder about some of them most unusual items brought in for appraisal on the Antiques Roadshow? See a few of them here.

Plugging in to Vintage Electric Appliances
Stocking a kitchen with small vintage appliances can be really hip and trendy. Learn more with a great feature from your About.com antiques guide.

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

Why Condition is Important When Valuing or Determining the Value of Antiques and Collectibles
Condition is the single most important factor in valuing antiques and collectibles. Find out why with this article from About.com's antiques guide.

Profile of Märklin Inc. and Märklin GmbH Antique Toys
Märklin made some of the most collectible and highly valued toys on today's secondary market. Find out more about the company here.

Thrift Hunters to Debut on Spike TV
Thrift Hunters - New Show Features Duo Hunting for Antique and Collectible Finds in Las Vegas

Caring for Antiques & Collectibles by Storing Them in the Proper Way
Light, humidity and less than perfect temperatures can all be a detriment to collections. Find out how to keep your prized possessions and valuable heirlooms in top shape here.

Caring for Antiques & Collectibles by Cleaning Them the Proper Way
Cleaning antiques and collections can preserve them. Do it wrong, however, and you could destroy a valuable item. Page 2.

Hard-Paste Porcelain - What is It?
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Soft-Paste Porcelain - What is It?
Have you wondered what the term

The Difference in Bisque, Soft-Paste, and Hard-Paste Wares
Ever wonder what the term

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.

Thrifting Blunders Made by Beginners Shopping for Antiques and Collectibles
Don't make these common mistakes when you're making your thrift store rounds.

Evaluating and Valuing Wristwatches - Valuable Antique & Vintage Watches
Evaluating a vintage or antique wristwatch to find out how much it's worth? Take a look at these tips from a former Antiques Roadshow appraiser.

Collecting Mechanical Watches - Rolex, Patek Philippe and Other Investment Grade Brands
Should you invest in antique and collectible watches? Read more about collecting vintage luxury timepieces and find out if it's a good idea.

What is Ormolu as a Decorative Element on Antique Furniture?
Would you know ormolu if you saw it? Let this illustration guide you in recognizing ormolu on antique furniture.

Harrison Fisher - An Illustrator Known for Drawing Beautiful American Women
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Patek Philippe & Co.
Learn more about Patek Philippe, the legendary company that originated the wristwatch in the mid-1800s, and created many beautiful pendant and pocket watches as well.

Empire Style Furniture - Designs Popular in the Early- to Mid-1800s
Empire, a style originating in France, was popular in America in the early- to mid-1800s.

Cast Iron Doorstops - What Makes them Valuable and Desirable
Find out what makes an old cast iron doorstop desirable and valuable to collectors.

Moorcroft Pottery - Dating These English Wares Using Marks
Wondering how old your Moorcroft pottery might be? Find out how to use the mark on the bottom to date your piece.

Garage Sale Shopping for Antiques - A Day in the Life of a Saler
Think no one ever finds antiques and collectibles at garage sales anymore? You might think again after reading about the day in the life of a garage saler who had some pretty good luck.

Safely Packing Ephemera, or Paper Collectibles, and Photographs for Shipping
Packing ephemera and photographs for shipping can be accomplished safely and easily following these simple steps.

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

Top Ways to Ruin Antiques and Collectibles Emphasizing Care, Repair and Restoration
You wouldn't ruin an antique or collectible intentionally, right? Learn how to avoid hurtful situations when it comes to antiques.

How Old Is an 'Antique?' - Expert Definition
How old do items need to be to be considered antiques? It's not a cut and dry answer.

An Introduction to Collecting Newcomb College Pottery
Newcomb College Pottery ranks very high among art pottery collectors. Find out more about this legendary pottery's history, marks and how much these pieces are worth.

Utilizing China Matching Services - There's No Use Crying Over Broken Dishes
Using a china matching service can be a great way to replace missing pieces from your antique dinnerware services. But there are other reasons to look one up in your area as well. Check it out!

Ways to Celebrate a Victorian Christmas - Winter Holiday Customs and Traditions of Yesteryear
Many of the Christmas traditions followed today date back to the Victorian era. Find out how to celebrate a Victorian Christmas.

Elbert Hubbard's Accidental Influence on the Arts & Crafts Movement
Elbert Hubbard is known as an American Arts & Crafts pioneer developing the Roycroft community. But did you know that much of his influence, and the Roycrofters in general, happened accidentally?

Sterling Silver/Plated Antiques & Jewelry: Price Guides
Wondering how much your antique silver and old silver plates wares are worth? Get some clues here.

Developing an Eye for Finding Quality Antiques at Bargain Prices
Developing an eye for quality antiques can help you net more valuable finds when you're out on the prowl for antiques.

Answers to Questions About Pressed Glass Including Elegant, Depression, Pattern Glass, and Cut Glass
Exactly what is pressed glass? If you've ever wondered what it is and which types of glass fall into this category, this question and answer article will fill you in on pressed glass.

What You Can Learn from a Pontil Mark - An Identifier in Blown Glass
Wondering what the term pontil mark means? Find out more about this indicator of blown glass.

Resin Washed or Overdyed Bakelite Jewelry - A Decorative Technique
Wonder what it means when a piece of Bakelite is referred to as overdyed or over-dyed? Find out through this illustrated example.

Art Deco Line Bracelet - What Distinguishes This Style From a Bangle in Antique Jewelry
Put your jewelry knowledge on the line by defining the line bracelet. The line bracelet became a symbol of Jazz Age jewelry. This glossary-style article defines and traces the history of the line bracelet, also known as a tennis bracelet.

Know Your Antique Bracelet Styles
Not all bracelets are created equally. See a number of different styles including the cuff, the torc, and the torsade.

Bangle Bracelet Example
Bangle bracelets originated in ancient times but they're still popular today. See what qualifies as a bangle bracelet here.

Learning to Handle Porcelain with Care
Concerned about damaging porcelain treasures you've collected or inherited? Take a lot at these tips to avoid ruining your antique and collectible treasures.

Learn to Identify Queen Anne Style Antique Furniture
Recognizing Queen Anne style furniture looking at legs, feet, and other distinguishing features.

Definition and Example of a Pad Foot on Antique Furniture
This glossary-style entry defines and describes the furniture foot style called a pad food. This definition of a pad foot describes the furniture style, compares it to other styles, and indicates what periods of furniture it is typical of.

The Hogarth Chair - A Typical Queen Anne Style Chair Named for a British Artist
Wondering what the term Hogarth chair references? Take a look at this feature that defines and illustrates this Queen Anne piece.

The Lowboy - A Key Example of Queen Anne Style Antique Furniture
Wondering exactly what a lowboy is in antique furniture? This illustrated article will explain this Queen Anne style piece.

The Highboy - Defining the Quintessential Example of Queen Anne style antique furniture.
Wondering exactly what a highboy is in antique furniture? This illustrated article will explain this Queen Anne style piece.

Learn to Identify Antique Furniture Chair Styles
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.

James Montgomery Flagg’s Remarkable Work
Ever hear of Jimmy Flagg? That talented kid grew up to be James Montgomery Flagg who drew iconic

Fenton Glassware Collecting - Fancy Frills in Art Glass
Fenton Art Glass was made for 106 years and the older pieces can be quite valuable. Learn about collecting Fenton glassware here.

What is Custard Glass?
What is custard glass? Find out more about this old glassware that brings to mind a yummy dessert with it's creamy appearance.

Original Uncle Sam Posters Sold at Auction for Big Bucks
Wonder how much an original Uncle Sam

Haviland Limoges China
Beginning to research a Haviland Limoges china pattern? Read this overview first to take in some key points that will help.

The Handel Company
Some of the most beautiful lamps on the secondary market were made by The Handel Company. Learn about what they're worth, and the other wares made by this early 1900s business.

Coca-Cola Advertising Signs
Have an old Coca-Cola advertising sign? Find out how much a Coke sign might be worth here.

Soda Brand Advertising Signs
Have an old sign advertising a soda brand? Find out how much it might be worth here.

Food & Drink Advertising Signs
Even if they're not by Andy Warhol, Cambell's soup signs can be valuable. Learn more about advertising signs here.

Petroliana Advertising Signs
Are petroliana, or gas station, signs valuable? Find out here.

Breweriana Advertising Signs
Wondering how much an old Iroquois Brewery beer sign might be worth? Find out here.

Starting a Retirement Antiques Business
Thinking about starting an antiques business to supplement your retirement income? See if that's the right move for you by answering several questions.

Mandalian Enameled Metal Mesh Handbags - A Whiting & Davis Competitor
Learn more about Mandalian metal mesh bags, including which condition issues can considerably lower their value.

Andy Gump Collectibles - A Comic Strip Character Lives On
Have a toy car, bank, or other novelty item featuring a funny-looking chinless cartoon fellow? It might be a valuable Andy Gump novelty. Find out how much they're worth here.

Reproduction Tiffany Lily Pad Lamp Sold for $2,400
What is a reproduction Tiffany lily pad lamp worth? Find out here.

Reproduction Tiffany Woodbine on Green Lamp Sold for $3,000
Have a reproduction Tiffany Woodbine on the Green lamp? Find out how much it might be worth here.

A $5,100 Tiffany Lamp Reproduction
While many reproductions of rare antiques are basically worthless, that's not the case with Tiffany lamps. Find out how much a number of reproductions sold for at auction.

Reproduction Tiffany Lamp with Floral Shade Sold for $2,160
How much is a reproduction Tiffany lamp with floral shade and urn-shaped base worth? Find out here.

Read More About Louis Comfort Tiffany and His Work
Learn about Louis Comfort Tiffany and his amazing home, along with his artistry in glass, with these links to illustrated features.

Reproduction Tiffany Lamp with Fruit Shade Sold for $5,400
How much is a reproduction Tiffany lamp with fruit shade worth? Find out here.

Are Glass Insulators Worth Anything? - What to Look for in Valuable Examples
Have an old glass insulator that once stood on a telegraph or telephone pole? Find out if it's worth anything with this feature article.

Antique Glass Colors - What Gave It Those Beautiful Hues?
Various chemicals mixed with molten glass before it was molded or blown gave antique and collectible glass it's gorgeous colors. See which chemicals were added to each glass batch to provide those unique hues.

Blue Antique Glass - What Gives Blue Antique Glass It's Beautiful Hue?
Ever wonder what gave blue glass, antique glass in particular, its lovely hue? Find out more about how blue glass is colored here.

Amethyst Purple Antique Glass - What Gives Purple Antique Glass It's Beautiful Hue?
Ever wonder what gave purple or amethyst glass, antique glass in particular, its lovely hue? Find out more about how amethyst purple glass is colored here.

Green Antique Glass - What Gave Green Antique Glass It's Beautiful Hue?
If you've ever wondered what gives green glass, antique glass in particular, find out more about here.

Amber & Brown Antique Glass - What Gave Amber & Brown Antique Glass It's Beautiful Hue?
If you've ever wondered what gave amber or brown antique glassware its beautiful color, find out here.

Red & Cranberry Antique Glass - What Gave Red & Cranberry Antique Glass It's Beautiful Hue?
If you've ever wondered what gave red and cranberry glass, antique glass in particular, such a lovely color you can find out more about here.

Texaco Motor Oil Porcelain Flange Sign
Petroliana can be worth big bucks when it's in near mint condition. Take a look at a Texaco Motor Oil porcelain sign as an example.

Gas Station Collectibles Including Pumps and Globes
View an early Shell gas pump globe and see how much it sold for at auction.

Tokheim Gas Pump in Conoco Gasoline Motif
Old gas pumps can be worth a pretty penny, even if some of the parts are reproductions. See a Conoco pump and learn how much it sold for at auction here.

Quaker State Motor Oil Rack with Cans
Even motor oil cans can be worth some money when collectors are involved. See how much an original Quaker State rack with cans sold for at auction.

F. Earl Christy - An American Illustrator Known for His Beautiful Women
F. Earl Christy created illustrations of beautiful women in the tradition of Charles Dana Gibson and Harrison Fisher. Learn more about his work here.

Ways to Add Value to Your Antiques
Wondering if there's a way to make your antiques a bit more valuable? Find out here.

Preserving Antiques & Collectibles - Library Preservation Week Encourages Conservation
Have you heard of Preservation Week? Libraries across the country encourage the conservation of antiques and collectibles through this program.

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.

The History of Whiting and David Mesh Handbags
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.

René Lalique: The Art Nouveau Master - Jewelry and Glassware
Learn more about Art Nouveau master Rene' Lalique, including how his jewelry and glassware were marked.

Incised or Impressed Mark Example - Used on Earthenware and Ceramics for ID and Dating
What is an incised mark, and is it the same as an impressed mark? Find out more about this term associated with antique and collectible pottery and porcelain items.

A Guide to Collecting Lady Head Vases- Antiques
Collecting head vases is a popular pastime. Learn more about them here.

Grueby Pottery Company - About the Company's History, Wares, Marks and Values
Grueby Pottery - Learn about the history and how these pieces were marked to help authenticate and date pieces.

Fulper Pottery - History, Wares and Dating Using Marks
Wondering how to date your Fulper Pottery pieces? Find out here.

Antique Zsolnay Pottery History and Products
Zsolnay Pottery of Pecs, Hungary made some interesting an remarkable pottery. Learn more about it here.

Metlox Dinnerware - History and Background on Popular Dishes
Metlox made tons of dinnerware during its run in business, but they made some other interesting things as well. Ever heard of a Poppet? Find out more here!

Collecting Vintage Shawnee Pottery Including Corn Lines
Shawnee Pottery is perfect for every season. Learn more about it here.

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

Weller Pottery Marks: How to Identify and Date Pottery
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.

Crockery and Stoneware - Utilitarian Antiques
Learn about the most popular companies and designs, along with the value, of antique utilitarian crockery and stoneware.

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 associated with these collectible pieces.

Gouda Pottery - Colorful Antique Earthenware Originating in Holland
There's more to Gouda than cheese. Like when you're researching a colorful piece of antique Gouda pottery, for instance.

Rare Winged Armoire Donated to Louisiana State Museum
Prominent New Orleans antiques dealer M.S. Rau donated the Henry Clay Rosedown Plantation Armoire to the Louisiana State Museum in May, 2015. Learn more about it here.

Overview of Roseville Pottery - Collectible Pottery
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.

Identifying Roseville Pottery Patterns - Photos of This Company's Varied Designs
Roseville produced many, many patterns and this guide can help you identify them.

Standing Rabbit Children's Juvenile Dinnerware Made by Roseville
See some of the varied pieces available in the Roseville Juvenile line of children's pottery dinnerware.

Varied Patterns on Children’s Dinnerware - Roseville Juvenile Line
Roseville's Juvenile line of dinnerware for children wasn't always marked. Find out more about these valuable dishes here.

Roseville Juvenile Line Standing Rabbit Motif Single Creamer - Children's Dishes
Are you familiar with Roseville's Juvenile line of dinnerware?

Read More About the Roseville Juvenile Line of Children's Dinnerware
Collecting Roseville's Juvenile dinnerware made for kids from about 1910-1930 can be an expensive proposition. Learn more about it here.

Crawford Riddell Furniture
Have a piece of Crawford Riddell furniture? Make sure you don't have a museum piece on your hands before valuing or refinishing it.

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.

Learning How to Date 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.

Mission Style Furniture - Identification and Makers Including Stickley
Learn more about Mission style furniture including the elements to look for and who made this American Arts & Crafts style.

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.

Warman's Costume Jewelry by Pamela Y. Wiggins
Should you buy a copy of Warman's Costume Jewelry? Find out why the Antiques Expert for About.com wrote this book, and who might benefit the most from reading it.

Is It Victorian Mourning Jewelry?
While it's often marketed as such, not all black jewelry made during the Victorian era was meant for mourning. Find out how to identify black mourning jewelry here with links to other related articles.

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.

The Shaker Chair - Recognizable Styling in American Furniture
Learn about Shaker chairs beyond the ubiquitous ladder-back style through this illustrated article.

Basic Guide to Understanding Silver Marks and Terms
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.

Toys & Prices 19th Edition - Collectible Playthings and Their Values Take the Spotlight in The Updated Version of This Book
Have toys from the 1940s through the '80s you're trying to value? Check out this great updated book.

Antiques Trader Antiques & Collectibles 2014 Price Guide
Wondering if Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles 2014 Price Guide by Eric Bradley is the right price guide to suit your needs? Take a look at this review to find out.

Paul Evans: Mid-Century Furniture Design Master
Demand, interest and values are growing when it comes to the work of mid-century modern furniture designer Paul Evans.

Do You Have a Collecting Obsession? How to Get a Grip on Out of Control Collections
It's easy to shift from being a collector to an accumulator, and there are some problems associated with this. Find out how to get a handle on your out of control collection.

Starting a Postcard Collection
Thinking about starting a postcard collection? Look here for great tips to help both kids and adults get a leg up on a fun collection of vintage postcards.

Conrad Budweiser Beer Bottles - How Much Are They Worth?
Want to know how much your old beer bottle might be worth? Check out this slideshow to find out.

Dr. J. Cornwall Brewing Co. National Beer Bottle - How Much Did It Sell For?
Want to know how much your old Dr. J. Cornwall Brewing Co. National Beer bottle might be worth? Check out this slideshow to find out.

Lemp's Large Labeled Beer Bottles - How Much Are They Worth?
Want to know how much your old Lemp's Large Labeled Beer bottles might be worth? Check out this slideshow to find out.

National Bridge White Beer Brewery Bottles - How Much Are The Worth?
Want to know how much your old National Bridge White Beer Brewery bottles might be worth? Check out this slideshow to find out.

Weiss Beer Blob Top Bottles - How Much Are They Worth?
Want to know how much your old Weiss Beer Blob Top bottles might be worth? Check out this slideshow to find out.

Learn About Old Beer Bottles
Read more about what vintage and antique beer bottles are worth.

The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels - The Fashion of Van Cleef & Arpels as Shown in the Minaudiere Clutch Evening Purse


The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels - Transformations as Seen in this Zip Bracelet From Van Cleef & Arpels


The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels - A Snowflake Brooch Created by Van Cleef & Arpels


The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels - Exoticism Exhibited in Van Cleef & Arpels Designs with "Foreign" Motifs Such and Egyptian or Asian


The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels - Celebrities Who Wore Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry Include Marlene Dietrich, Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly


Morse Museum of American Art - Tiffany Leaded Glass
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida holds many decorative arts treasures, including a vast collection of pieces crafted by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Tiffany Lamps at Morse Museum
A museum exhibit devoted to Louis Comfort Tiffany would not be complete without leaded glass lamps.

Tiffany Art Jewelry at Morse Museum
Art jewelry designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany is rare and exquisite, including the peacock necklace on display at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

Art Nouveau at the Morse Museum
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art includes an Art Nouveau exhibit and within is a pendant designed by René Lalique.

Arts and Crafts at the Morse Museum
The Arts and Crafts Movement which began in Europe and spread to the United States, is represented in the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. This includes the work of Gustav Stickley.

Newcomb Art Pottery at Morse Museum
Newcomb College art pottery is represented at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

Tiffany Chapel at the Morse Museum
Louis Comfort Tiffany's chapel from the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chigago is one of the highlights at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

Tiffany's Laurelton Hall at Morse Museum
Laurelton Hall was one of Louis Comfort Tiffany's crowning achievements, and remains of the estate now reside in galleries at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

Tiffany Blown Glass at Morse Museum
Exhibits at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art include many pieces of Favrile glass created by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Tiffany Favrile Pottery
While not as widely recognized as Tiffany glass, the pottery works of Louis Comfort Tiffany are equally as creative.

Skull, Crossbones & Coffin Pendant - Antique Ghoul Jewelry Known as Memento Mori
Combining the skull, crossbones and coffin into one design makes this a prized example of memento mori.

Memento Mori Skeleton in Coffin Pendant - Antique Ghoul Jewelry
Memento mori is scarce today, but pieces like this skeleton in a coffin are still popular for collectors to ferret out.

Enameled "Death's Head" Ring - Antique Ghoul Jewelry Called Memento Mori
Learn more about the

Winged Heart & Skull Slide - Antique Ghoul Jewelry Known as Memento Mori
A popular motif with bikers and tatoo artists, learn more about the winged heart and skull as it was used in antique memento mori jewelry.

Bone-Look Death's Head Ring - Antique Ghoul Jewelry Known as Memento Mori
Another example of the

Skull and Skeleton Fob - Antique Ghoul Jewelry Known as Memento Mori
Skeleton motif jewelry was popular in the 1700s, and many of these pieces are known as memento mori.

Coffin Locket - Antique Ghoul Jewelry Known as Memento Mori
Coffins were often woven into jewelry designs in the 1700s, and these pieces are now known as memento mori.

Skull Stick Pin - Antique Ghoul Jewelry Known as Memento Mori
Skull stick pins like this one, a form of memento mori, are extremely popular with collectors.

Skull and Sickle Toothpick - Antique Ghoul Jewels Known as Memento Mori
While it may seem macabre, this antique skull and sickle toothpick would be quite a prize for the memento mori collector.

The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels - Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry Exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York


The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels: Innovation


Skull and Crossbones Ring - Antique Ghoul Jewelry Called Memento Mori
Skull jewelry has been around for far longer than most people realize. Take a look at this ring from the 1500s.

1904 to Modern: How Women's Magazines Compare
1904 to Modern: How Women's Magazines Compare

Tiffany Chapel at the Morse - Discovering Tiffany Chapel at the Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida
The Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida holds one of the most comprehensive collections of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, including the Tiffany Chapel which originated at the Chicago 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

Tiffany Chapel Mosaic Altar - Discovering Tiffany Chapel at the Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida
The Tiffany Chapel, one of Louis Comfort Tiffany's defining achievements as an artist, includes an elaborate altar and arches comprised of mosaic work.

Tiffany Chapel Mosaic Baptismal Font - Discovering Tiffany Chapel at the Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida
The Tiffany Chapel, Louis Comfort Tiffany's

Advertising in 1904 - Advertisements from Ladies Home Journal in 1904
Advertising in 1904 - Advertisements from Ladies Home Journal in 1904

Cigar Ribbon Table Cover - Learn More About Tablecloths Made from Cigar Bundle Ribbons in the Late 1800s and Early 1900s
Cigar ribbons were used to fashion many small items such as tablecloths and pillows at the turn of the 20th century. See an example here.

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

United States Glass Co. - Marks, Patterns and Wares
Did you know that U.S. Glass Co. was actually formed of 18 different glassware factories in the 1800s? Learn more about what this glass giant made and how those pieces were marked.

Valuing Old Bottles
Wondering how to value old bottles? Learn the basics of color, rarity and condition here.

The Definition of Jardiniere in Antique Pottery
Curious about the jardiniere? See what a jardiniere looks like.

What Does Patina Mean? - Definition
What does patina mean in relation to antiques and collectibles? Find out here.

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

Parure Definition and Uses in Jewelry Making
Parure is a word used often by vintage costume jewelry collectors, but do you know what it means and how to pronounce it?

Foxing - A Commonly Found Condition Issue in Ephemera
Foxing is a condition issue commonly found in old paper items. Learn more about it here.

Sweetheart Jewelry from World Wars I and II: An Overview
For soldiers during World Wars I and II, exchanging letters and mementos kept them connected with the home front and strengthened bonds with friends and loved ones back in the States. Many of the sentimental items that were sent home from servicemen are referred to as “sweetheart” collectibles now.

Is It Safe to Buy and Sell Antiques and Collectibles on Craigslist?
Can you safely buy or sell antiques and collectibles on Craigslist? Yes, but proceed with caution.

Antique Office Furniture Built for Two - The Partner's Desk
Wondering what qualifies as a partner's desk? See an example by Charles Limbert here.

5 Decorative Furniture Elements You Don’t Know - Things You’ve Seen, But Can’t Name
How well do you know your decorative furniture elements? Take a look at five, including the caryatid and gallooning, that you may recognize but probably not by name.

Collecting Glass Children’s Dishes - What You Need to Know to Start a Collection
Have you ever thought about collecting glass children's dishes like those your mom, grandmother or even your great-grandmother played with? Here's some information to get you started.

Hazel Atlas Glass Company - A Big Name in Depression Glass
Learn more about Hazel Atlas and their colorful Depression glass patterns here.

What is Platonite Glass?
While it's often confused with milk glass, Platonite is actually a type of glassware patented by Hazel Atlas. Learn more about it here.

Brighten a Room with Cobalt Blue Depression Glass
Nothing brightens a room quite like the beauty of cobalt blue Depression glass. Learn more about it, including reproductions, here.

Daum Nancy
Daum Nancy Cross of Lorraine mark - See an example here. Page 3.

Tiffany Favrile - L.C.T. Mark on Antique Glass
Tiffany Favrile L.C.T. Mark. Antiques. Page 21.

Northwood Glass Company Mark - Maker's Marks and Signatures on Glassware - Northwood Glass Company Mark
Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures Gallery - Northwood Glass Company Mark. Page 17.

Westmoreland Glass Company Mark - Maker's Marks and Signatures on Glassware - Westmoreland Glass Company Mark
Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures Gallery - Westmoreland Glass Company Mark. Page 22.

ALIG Arthur Lorch Mark on Imperial Glass - Signatures on Glassware
Find out what the ALIG Imperial Glass Co. mark means here. Page 2.

Akro Agate Crow not Eagle flying through an "A" Mark on Glassware
Think you might have a piece of Akro Agate glass? Click here to verify the mark.

Federal Glass Company Mark - F in a Shield Signatures on Glassware
See an example of Federal Glass Company's famous shield mark. Page 5.

Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures Fenton Glass Company - Maker's Marks and Signatures on Glassware Fenton Glass Company
Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures Gallery - Fenton Glass Company. Page 6.

Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures Fostoria Glass Company - Maker's Marks and Signatures on Glassware Fostoria Glass Company
Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures Gallery - Fostoria Glass Company. Page 8.

Fostoria Paper Label Mark - Maker's Marks and Signatures on Glassware - Fostoria Paper Label Mark
Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures Gallery - Fostoria Paper Label Mark. Page 9.

Hazel Atlas Glass Co. Mark - H A Signatures on Glassware
See an example of the Hazel Atlas Glass Co. mark which is often confused with Anchor Hocking. Page 12.

Heisey Glass Company H in Diamond Mark - Signatures on Glassware
See an example of the Heisey Glass Company

Imperial Glass Company Mark - Maker's Marks and Signatures on Glassware
See an example of Imperial Glass Company's

Jeannette Glass Company J in a Square Mark - Signatures on Glassware
See an examples of the Jeannette Glass Company

Guernsey Glass Company B Within a Triangle Mark - B Within a Triangle Mark Used by Guernsey Glass Company
Guernsey Glass Mark - Example of Guernsey Glass Co.

Fire King Oven Ware Glass Mark - Mark Used on Fire King Oven Ware
Example of mark used on Fire King Oven Ware in the 1950s. Page 7.

Mark of Emile Gallé - This Mark was Used by Emile Gallé's glass workshop in Nancy, France from the Early 1870s through 1913.
The mark of Emile Gallé used in his glass workshop in Nancy, France from the early 1870s through 1913. Page 10.

Steuben Aurene Mark - Signature on Iridescent Glassware
View the one of the marks commonly used on Aurene glass made by Steuben Glass Works. Page 19.

Steuben Frederick Carder Mark on Glassware - Signature of F. Carder on Antique Glass
The name of Steuben's co-founder Frederick Carder can be found on some of the company's glass. See an example of his signature here. Page 20.

Durand Art Glass Marks - Name and Shape Number Mark on Glassware
See one of several different marks used on wares made by Durand Art Glass Shop in the 1920s. Page 4.

Quezal Art Glass and Decorating Company Clover Paper Label Mark Found on Glassware
Is your glass Quezal? Find out what the paper label mark used by Quezal Art Glass and Decorating Company looks like. Page 18.

Krys-Tol Mark of Jefferson Glass Company - Signatures on Glassware
See an example of the Krys-Tol mark used by Jefferson Glass Company. Page 16.

Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures on Antique and Collectible Glass
Use this illustrated gallery of marks to help you identify your antique and collectible glassware.

Glassware Maker's Marks and Signatures on Antique and Collectible Glass
Use this illustrated gallery of marks to help you identify your antique and collectible glassware.

Art Nouveau Jewelry of Louis Comfort Tiffany
Curious about the jewelry crafted under the supervision of Louis Comfort Tiffany? Learn more about it here.

Tiffany Peacock Necklace Back - The Back Side of the Tiffany Peacock Necklace Features Pink Flamingos
See the reverse of the peacock necklace designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Tiffany & Co. Jewelry Design Book - A Book Filled with Artist's Design Renderings Produced by Tiffany & Co. from 1914-1933 by Meta K. Overbeck
Have you ever wondered how a jewelry design gets its start? This Tiffany & Co. design book from 1914-1933 will show you where jewelry artistry begins.

Syroco by Syracuse Ornamental Co.- Molded Wood Pulp Decorative Items and Jewelry
Have a vintage item that looks like carved wood but isn't quite right? See if it's SyrocoWood, also known as Woodite, here.

Rare Lavender Quahog Pearl Sells for $16,500 - Gem Found in Seafood Soup Exceeds Pre-auction Estimates
Ever heard of a Quahog pearl? Take a look at one found in seafood soup that sold for $16,500!