Antiques

  • How to Find the Value of a Porcelain Doll
    Porcelain dolls were popular from the early 1800s to about 1880, and most were produced in Germany, France and Denmark During the 1840s, the Germans began to mass-produce ...
  • White Bird Egg Identification
    The characteristics of bird eggs can give clues about the species that laid them Although there are a number of white bird eggs, there are other distinguishing ...
  • How to Sell Pearl Jewelry
    Selling pearl jewelry at a good price is slightly more complicated than selling common gold, silver or platinum jewelry Pearls can't be sold for scrap, so the buyers are ...
  • How to Remove Rust From Antique Tools
    An old, once-prized hand tool is a sad sight when it's covered with rust Tools that have been eaten away by rust must have their metal parts replaced by a skilled metal ...
  • How to Identify Antique Glass Bottles
    Collecting old bottles and jars is a hobby sure to evoke a feeling of nostalgia--bringing you hours of enjoyment It may also be one way to put a little cash in your pocket. ...
  • The Value of Antique Pickle Crocks
    Stoneware differs from other types of pottery, in that it was made from a specific type of unrefined clay fired at very high temperatures It was often colored with cobalt ...
  • Fenton Glassware- What Is it Worth?
    Fenton glass is a type of handmade colored glass The glass is turned into striking art pieces and functional home decor, such as vases, lamps and candy dishes. Fenton glass ...
  • How to Identify Antique Dressers
    What is thought to be an antique dresser may be something else Fakes exist, with dealers trying to make money from such furniture. Become aware of what to look for, and ...
  • How Much Are Old Life Magazines From 1960 Worth?
    Life magazine was a photo-driven current events magazine that chronicled the world through a weekly tabloid-size magazine published between 1936 and 1972, and then again as a ...
  • Texas Bird Identification
    Many birds can be seen in Texas The variety of terrains in Texas make it an excellent state to birdwatch in. Most of the birds found in Texas are migratory and can only be ...
  • How to Identify a Seth Thomas Clock
    The Seth Thomas Clock Co manufactured timepieces from the late 18th century through the middle of the 20th century, producing a number of unique styles through the years. ...
  • How to Identify Old Bottles
    Collecting antique bottles can be a lucrative hobby Glass bottles began to be manufactured around 1850 and were used for beverages, cosmetic products and household cleaning ...
  • How to date Royal Bayreuth pottery
    One of the first factories to make pure, white-porcelain ceramics -- available to those who were not royalty -- was the German factory that makes Royal Bayreuth Over 25 marks ...
  • How to Tell If Marbles Are Old
    Marbles are a toy with a very long history They originated in India as tools for gameplay and were commonly made from stone, glass or clay. Handmade glass marbles were first ...
  • How to Identify Antique Japanese Figurines
    The earliest Japanese figurines were pottery figurines dating from the medieval period However, most antique figurines date from the Edo (1603-1868) and Meiji (1868-1912) ...
  • How to Price Porcelain Dolls for Sale
    Antique porcelain dolls are a favorite collector's item, found at antique stores, doll stores, specialty vintage stores or online While many porcelain dolls are very ...
  • How to Identify Authentic Antique Crocks
    Crocks have been used for hundreds of years to hold, store and carry items, food and liquid Crocks were made by artisans in the United States starting in the 1770s and in ...
  • Homemade Fiberglass Boat Cleaner
    There are various boat cleaners manufactured and sold commercially that can be used to get rid of tough stains or to give a glossy showroom shine to fiberglass surfaces ...
  • List of Retired Ty Beanie Babies
    Beanie Babies, small animal plush toys, were first introduced to the world in 1993 They quickly became a hot collectible, and the Ty toy company, maker of the Beanies, kept ...
  • How to Determine the Value of Your Beanie Babies
    At the pinnacle of their popularity, Ty's collectible plush Beanie Babies were trading for hundreds or even thousands of dollars depending on their rarity Like all fads, ...
  • About the Princess Ty Beanie Baby
    The beanie baby craze swept the nation in the late 1990s The pliable, cushy, pellet-filled animals were everywhere. Ty released their first nine beanie babies in 1993. The ...
  • How Much Are the Original Nine Beanie Babies Worth?
    The original nine beanie babies are sought by toy collectors around the world These nine beanbag toys were first released in 1993 and eventually retired from the market. Ty ...
  • How to Identify Western Knife Company Knives
    Western Cutlery Company started production in 1896 The knife designs survived two ownership changes in its long history before the final owners, Camillus Cutlery, went out of ...
  • How to Identify Antique Baskets
    Antique baskets are collected for investment purpose, and for their beauty and functionality The resale value remains steady for distinct antique baskets; most notably Native ...
  • How to Identify Antique Marbles
    The history of marbles traces back to ancient China, and marbles were also found in the great pyramids of Egypt Today's collectible marbles are from the late 1800s and newer; ...
  • How to Identify an Antique Rocking Chair
    Although there are examples of a few early antique rocking chairs in England, they were not commonly made and used in England or America until the mid 18th century An antique ...
  • How to Find a Ty Beanie Babies Buyer
    If you are no longer taken back to the days of childhood with your Beanie Baby collection, it might be time to consider selling your collection Yet between independent ...
  • How to Identify Factory Marks on Antique Vases
    The factory mark on an antique vase can give a clue the age and the value of a piece The mark can tell you if a vase is a Wedgwood or a Weller or if it is Japanese, Italian, ...
  • How to Date Antique Frames
    Picture frames entered the realm of fine art collectibles in the 1990s "The antique frame has become so valuable that it can be separated from the painting it surrounds, ...
  • How to Date a Piece of Homer Laughlin China
    The Homer Laughlin China Company was established in 1871 by Homer and Shakespeare Laughlin, two brothers who lived in East Liverpool, Ohio For over a century, the company has ...