Antiques

  • How to Make River Rocks Shiny
    No matter how rough and chipped your collected rocks start out, they'll inevitably become smooth if they remain under moving water for several years. They look store-bought ...
  • How to Clean a Rough Gem From a Mine
    Clean, smooth gems can be used to great effect in jewelry or in craft projects. Or, they can simply be decorations or additions to an existing rock collection. But when a ...
  • How to Identify an Indian Tool Made From Rock
    Identifying Indian tools made from rock is moderately easy if you know what you're looking for. Indian artifacts may be strewn where there was once a settlement. Arrowheads ...
  • How to Find the Value of Noritake China
    According to the Noritake website, the company has created quality dinnerware since 1904, and its “products are sold to customers in over 100 countries and are used in ...
  • How to Make Sea Glass at Home
    The crashing waves of the ocean smooths broken glass pieces against the sea floor and makes beautiful sea glass. You do not have to wait for the good fortune of finding ...
  • How to Make a River Rock Shiny With a Water Seal
    River rocks can make an attractive display in your home or yard. Their variations in color and texture add aesthetic appeal wherever you place them. The rocks show off their ...
  • Most Valuable Ball Mason Jars
    In 1885, the Ball brothers of Buffalo, New York began manufacturing a kind of glass canning jar that had been patented by John Mason in 1858. These became very popular and ...
  • How to Identify USA Marked & Numbered Pottery
    As antiques pass through time, they change hands and develop history. A family heirloom comes with a story of all the places it has been. Pottery you fall in love with as it ...
  • How to Value Old Coke Bottles
    Contrary to popular belief a Coca-Cola bottle, even if it is decades old, is only worth a few dollars at most. The Coca-Cola contour bottle was introduced in 1915. Because ...
  • Types of Painting Mediums
    Oil on canvas; tempera on panel; watercolor on paper. Those and similar phrases are on the labels of nearly any painting in a museum or art gallery. Different painting ...
  • How to Identify Markings on China From Bavaria
    Bavarian china has been a fine-quality export to the United States for more than a century. Identifying marks on Bavarian china has been a challenge for most of those years. ...
  • What Are My Marbles Worth?
    The earliest known marbles were made of stone, marble or clay. Colored glass marbles were used in 15th-century Germany. China and pottery marbles were used in the 1800's. ...
  • How to Make Natural Soap Without Lye
    Lye is a controversial ingredient in soap that, while required to convert fats and oils to soap, is not necessary for those making natural soap at home. If you want to make ...
  • How to Polish Bull Horns
    Bull horns can be used for decoration and also function as a powder horn or other container. A smooth, luxurious finish on the horn is desired regardless of what it is being ...
  • Value of Old Singer Sewing Machines
    The value of old Singer sewing machines varies significantly, depending largely on the circumstances of the particular machine. With a history dating back to 1851, Singer ...
  • The Value of Hand Painted Nippon China
    To comply with United States importation restrictions, products produced in Japan were required to carry the Nippon mark. Products bearing the Nippon mark were generally ...
  • How to Appraise Antique Rocking Chairs
    As with all antique furniture, beauty and value are in the eye of the beholder--and the buyer. Antique rocking chairs have gone through hot and cold periods in terms of ...
  • How to Fix a Tempus Fugit Grandfather Clock
    A Tempus Fugit Grandfather clock is made like any other Grandfather clock, only they were made in Asia, and not in America or Germany. The mechanisms within the clock are ...
  • Value of an Old Lane Chest
    Lane Furniture was founded in 1912 by Edward Hudson Lane in Altavista, Virginia. The company has always made chests and boxes, and for many years its mainstay was well-made ...
  • How to Date Atlas Jars
    Old canning jars are popular among collectors for their lovely colors, interesting shapes and the nostalgic memories they evoke. Many of us remember our mother, grandmother ...
  • How to Find Out if Your Grandmother's China Is Worth Money
    Many of us have been left collections of china and other items by grandparents and other relatives. While china often has sentimental value, it sometimes has monetary value ...
  • The Value of Antique Tonka Toys
    The Tonka Toy Company is renowned for the durable steel sheet-metal toys it began producing in the mid 1900s. Classics such as the metal Tonka toy dump truck have remained ...
  • How to make money by selling aluminum pull tabs on eBay
    There certainly is a lot of advices how to make a lot of money without any significant effort. If that is what you expected maybe this "HowTo" is not for you. ...
  • Places to Find Seaglass
    Sea glass is found along the water's edge, hidden in pebbles or along a sandy strip. A collector can find tumbled shards by doing a little research beforehand. Look for ...
  • How to Identify Markings on Wagner Cast Iron
    Wagner and Griswold are the leaders in the American cast-iron collectibles market. Wagner Manufacturing started business in 1891 in Sidney, Ohio. It manufactured cast iron ...
  • Value of Tea Cups Made in Occupied Japan
    From the end of World War II, the allied forces occupied Japan for seven years. The unofficial occupation started Aug. 14, 1945, and the occupation lasted until April 25, ...
  • How to Stop Iron-Ons From Peeling off
    A shirt or fabric material that has an iron-on image can begin to peel over time due to the improper adhesive. To fix a peeling iron-on, you need to re-adhere it so that it ...
  • 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 Find Out the Age of a Chivas Regal Bottle
    The Chivas brothers started selling Scotch whiskey in the U.K. at the beginning of the 19th century. In the U.S., Chivas Regal launched a 25-year-old blend of whiskey in ...
  • How to Clean Clam & Oyster Shells Found on a Beach
    Seashell collectors enjoy combing the beaches for pretty shells. Unfortunately, the shells found on the beach don't always look pretty at first. The effects of the minerals ...