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Published: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:11:29 +0000

 



Learn How Much Your Vintage Costume Jewelry is...

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Learn how much your vintage costume jewelry is worth through this pictorial price guide.



4 Tips for Netting More Cash Selling Antiques...

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Selling an antique to a dealer can be a great option for garnering quick cash. Peruse these four points for successfully selling antiques to dealers.



Valuing and Identifying Depression Glass

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



Beginner's Guide to Chippendale Style Furniture

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Wondering how to identify Chippendale furniture? Learn to recognize Chippendale style looking at legs, feet, and other distinguishing features.



Can You Identify Queen Anne Style Furniture?

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Learn how to recognize Queen Anne style furniture by looking at legs, feet, and other distinguishing features.



Identify Your Depression Glass Patterns

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This illustrated guide to Depression glass will help you identify popular patterns including American, Sweetheart, Cameo, Mayfair and others.



Limoges Porcelain Identification and Value Guide

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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.



How to Find Values for Your Antiques

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Learning to value antiques and collectibles is a skill appraisers pick up over time, but with time and patience you can learn to do it yourself.



Making Sense of Capodimonte Porcelain Marks

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See examples of several well-known Capodimonte marks to help you learn how to identify and date this type of popular Italian porcelain.



Antique Pocket Watch Illustrated Value Guide

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Need help pricing an antique pocket watch? Use this illustrated guide to help you value your antique pocket watches.



What You Should Know About Capodimonte Italian...

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Capodimonte: a regal name with a royal past. Learn more about the porcelain treasures bearing the Capodimonte name.



Everything You Need to Know About Depression...

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Learn about the history of colorful Depression-era glass, and get tips on how to start your own Depression glass collection.



Learn to Identify Eastlake Furniture

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Wondering exactly what Eastlake furniture looks like? This step-by-step feature will answer your questions.



Examples of Antique Furniture Leg Styles

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Furniture legs can help you identify and date antique pieces. See nine different styles you need to know here.



Before Queen Anne: William and Mary Style of...

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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.



Top Resources for Researching Antique Silver...

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This useful list of links will help you research silver and silverplated wares, including maker's marks, hallmarks and values, online.



Limoges: Porcelain by 48 Different Companies

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Did you know Limoges is a region in France rather than a company? Learn more about this popular antique porcelain made by 48 different companies.



Beginners Guide to Identifying Sheraton Style...

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Learn about the influence of period furniture celebrity Thomas Sheraton and how to recognize the style that carries his name.



All About Bakelite Jewelry

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Is Bakelite a mystery you'd love to solve? Take a look at this article for information on testing, distinguishing fakes and collecting Bakelite Jewelry.



Carnival Glass Identification and Value Guide

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Many different companies made carnival glass back in the day. Use this online guide to assist in identifying and valuing your pieces.



Dating Antique Furniture

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Determining the date of old furniture pieces can be tricky. Learn how to look at construction and components that provide useful dating clues.



20 Different Antique Furniture Foot Styles

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



Just How Old is an "Antique" Anyway?

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Gebruder Heubach's Dolls, Figurines &...

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Discover the varied wares by the German company Gebruder Heubach including dolls, figurines, piano babies, and Christmas decorations.



Are Old Magazines Worth Anything?

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Most people have at least one or two old magazines laying around, but are the worth anything? Learn more about what's collectible, and what's not.



Find Out How Much Select Pieces of Fenton Glass...

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



Learn to Pick Antiques Like a Pawn Star

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How Much is Antique Stoneware Worth?

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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.



Antique Silver Plate Price Guide

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A guide to help you identify and value your silver plated antiques.



Online Price Guides for Antique Glassware from...

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Value, price and identify your antique and collectible glassware ranging from art glass to Depression glass with these guides.



Brighten a Room with Cobalt Blue Depression Glass

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Nothing brightens a room quite like the beauty of cobalt blue Depression glass. Learn more about it, including reproductions, here.



A Guide to Help You Identify and Value Antique...

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Considering scrap value for sterling silver? This online price guide helps you value your sterling silver wares before you destroy a valuable antique.



Know Your American Antique and Collectible...

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Learn about American antiques, from the 17th century to the 20th century. Links go to other articles on 350 years' worth of American antiques.



6 Ways to Test Bakelite

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Many people wonder if old plastic items they own might be made of Bakelite. Learn more about using all your senses to test Bakelite for authenticity.



All About Pink Depression Glass

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Depression glass in pink always has a following with collectors. Find out more about popular patterns, prices and reproductions here.



Roseville Pottery Identification and Price Guide

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Peruse this slideshow to help you identify and value your Roseville Pottery pieces. Includes popular, more common patterns along with rarities.



Different Types of Antique Chairs and How to...

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Here is a list of many types of antique chair styles developed in Europe and the United States over the past 300 years, and how to identify them.



11 Different Antique Couches, Sofas and Settee...

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Trying to identify an antique couch, settee, or daybed? Look at 11 options ranging from the Davenport and Chesterfield to the Méridienne and Récamier.



Value of Your Jewelry & Watches with These...

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Antique & Collectible Jewelry Price and Value Guides



Great Antique Table Styles and How to Identify...

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From dainty teapoy to massive trestle, this article lists a range of antique tables and how to identify them, with links to more about each variety.



Fenton Glassware's Fancy Frills

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Fenton Art Glass was made for 106 years and the older pieces can be quite valuable. Learn about collecting Fenton glassware and its value here.



Roseville Pottery: History, Fakes and Values

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Learn about collectible Roseville pottery through this overview feature including information on reproductions and values.



10 Rules for Valuing Antiques Like a Pro

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Wondering how to get started valuing antiques and collectibles? With a few basic tips, you'll be determining values like a pro in no time.



Pottery and Porcelain Marks

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A gallery of illustrated marks to help you identify antique and collectible pottery and porcelain.



Deciphering the Mysteries of Antique Silver Marks

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Is your silver item really sterling? Find out more about what qualifies as sterling silver, and how different silver-colored antiques are marked.



Identify and Value Your Collectible Milk Glass

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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.



Capodimonte

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Wondering what the Capodimonte crown and Neopolitan N mark looks like? Find out here. Page 12.



Antique Accent Table Styles

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Need some help figuring out what type of antique accent table to you? Take a look at this side show to see a number of varied styles.



Can Calendars Be Collectible?

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Useful items such as calendars don't always strike people as collectible, but they can be. Find out what makes an old calendar valuable here.



How Much Is Your Antique Rug Worth?

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Wondering how much your antique rug is worth? Antique rugs can be difficult to value without the help of an expert. Find out why.



Hazel Atlas Glass Colors and Patterns

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Learn more about Hazel Atlas and their colorful Depression glass patterns here.



Buying Vintage Costume Jewelry Like a Pro

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Need some hints on how to buy vintage costume jewelry for yourself or as a gift? Take a look at these helpful hints.



Learn All About Antique and Collectible...

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Did you know it takes a touch of gold to make cranberry red glass? Learn more about its history and recognizing quality pieces here.






Got Milk Glass? An Introduction to Antique and...

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Milk glass has a long and varied past. Learn more about old and new milk glass here.



7 Steps to Properly Storing Old Photographs

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Saving photographs for future generations means more than sticking them in an album. Learn how to preserve your family's keepsake photos.



Condition Impacts the Value of Antiques

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Condition is the single most important factor in valuing antiques and collectibles. Find out why with this article from About.com's antiques guide.



What Is Fire-King Glass, and How Much Is It...

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Wondering what's collectible in the realm of Fire-King glass? Find out what to look for and what it's worth here.



T.V. or T & V

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Wondering about the mark T&V Limoges France? Find out which company used it here. Page 49.



What Is Rolled Gold?

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



5 Things to Collect for Less Than Ten Dollars

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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!



Bakelite Jewelry Identification and Price Guide

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



Identify and Value Depression Glass

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This is your source for identifying Depression glass patterns, researching values, and learning more about this history of Depression-era glassware.



The Ins and Outs of Haviland Limoges China

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



Coiffe Limoges France

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Have you ever found a star mark with the word Limoges within the seven points? See if it's the Coiffe mark here. Page 13.



Know Your Upholstered Chair Styles

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



What Defines a "Collectible?"

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



Capodimonte Italian Porcelain in Detail

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Dating Capodimonte Italian porcelain can be tricky. Learn what to look for in the oldest and newer pieces through this slideshow feature.



Affordable Antiques - Depression Era Furniture

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Depression era furniture hasn't always been ultra popular, but it is gaining a following as more dealers stock their booths with these pieces.



Restoring Antique Furniture: Should You or...

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You've heard that refinishing old furniture can diminish the value. So when is it okay to clean, repair and refinish an antique? Find out here.



Resources for Researching Miriam Haskell Jewelry

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This list provides some of the best places online to research vintage costume jewelry manufactured by the Miriam Haskell company.



Would You Recognize a Shaker Chair?

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Learn about Shaker chairs beyond the ubiquitous ladder-back style through this illustrated article.



Crown Potteries Co. Made in U.S.A.

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Crown Potteries Co. Made in U.S.A. Mark. Page 14.



The Difference in Bisque, Soft-Paste, and...

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Starting with Bisque The word bisque is derived from porcelain being left in the “biscuit” stage of manufacture.






How to Research Antiques and Collectibles Online

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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.



W.G. & Co. Limoges France

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Wondering about the porcelain mark W.G. & Co.? Find out which manufacturer used this mark here. Page 54.



How to Haggle at Garage Sales, Flea Markets,...

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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.



9 Unique Antique Daybed Styles

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Daybeds have taken many forms over the years. Stretch out through three centuries’ worth of antique European and American daybeds, ancestors of our contemporary recliners. Learn the difference between different types of daybeds and how they developed in this illustrated article.



The Best Ways to Ruin Your Antiques

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You wouldn't ruin an antique or collectible intentionally, right? Learn how to avoid hurtful situations when it comes to antiques.



Identifying Antique Dining Table Styles and Types

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Wondering what kind of antique dining table you have on your hands? Take a look at this feature for several unique examples.



10 Facts and Tips about Collecting Antique Silver

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Want to collect a few pieces of antique silver or silver plate, but have to clue how to get started? Read on for smart ideas.



How is Weller Pottery Marked?

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The marks used by Weller vary as almost much as the styles. Learn to identify and date Weller Pottery marks with this list of mark examples.



5 Revival Furniture Styles Popular in the...

2017-02-20T11:11:29Z

The 19th century saw wave after wave of Revival styles, as furniture makers systematically pillaged the past for ideas. This article contains descriptions of several Revival styles beloved by the Victorians.



Making Sense of Confusing Furniture Terms

2017-02-20T11:11:29Z

Shopping for antique furniture can be confusing. Learn how to identify highboys, wardrobes, sideboards, chifforobes, chiffoniers and more.



How to ID Roseville Reproductions

2017-02-20T11:11:29Z

Learn to identify Roseville reproductions, comparing old and new pieces.



The Fun of Collecting Figurals

2017-02-20T11:11:29Z

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!



What Exactly is "Art Deco?"

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So you see Art Deco this and that and wonder if those pieces really exhibit the appropriate style deserving of this moniker. Learn more about how to identify Deco here.



9 Antique Desk Styles You Probably Don't Know

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Some antique desks don't really look like desks at first glance. Learn to identify a number of different desk styles here.



9 Tips for Identifying Legitimate Eames Furniture

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Identifying an authentic piece designed by Charles and Ray Eames can be tricky. Look at several ways to authenticate a genuine Eames furniture.



American Antiques: Learn All About the Windsor...

2017-02-20T11:11:29Z

Learn about the historic Windsor chair, and how it was born in England but refined in the colonies.



Collecting Vintage Postcards from the Early 1900s

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Old postcards from the early 1900s provide a beautiful window into the past. Learn more about collecting old postcards including where to find them.



All You Need to Know About Vintage Celluloid

2017-02-20T11:11:29Z

Lots of antiques and collectibles were made of celluloid, but there are some cautions to consider when adding these items to a collection.



Antique Furniture Used by the "Shaking Quakers"

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Learn to identify the main characteristics of Shaker furniture and how the style evolved along with some background about this religious sect.



Learn How to Identify Antique Wall Telephones

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Have an old telephone but don't know what the style is called? This pictorial guide can help you identify your antique wall phone.



Tips for Valuing and Collecting Vintage Sheet...

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Learn about the most popular and valuable types of vintage sheet music.



Understanding the American Federal Furniture...

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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.



Federal Glass Company

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See an example of Federal Glass Company's famous shield mark. Page 5.



16 Facts About Hall China

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Learn more about Hall China with this introduction filled with interesting facts about the company and its varied wares.



Hubley Painted Cast Iron Toys, Doorstops, and...

2017-02-20T11:11:29Z

Learn about Hubley Manufacturing Company cast iron toys, doorstops and collectibles including a Popeye motorcycle toy selling for more than $10,000.