Antiques

  • 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 Preserve a Sea Urchin
    Sea urchins are fragile but beautiful members of the starfish family and, when properly preserved, can make stunning centerpieces in an ocean-themed room Careful handling is ...
  • Value of Old PING Putters
    PING is a family-owned manufacturer that produces clubs, bags and other gear for the sport of golf Karsten Solheim founded the company in 1959 when he wanted to design a golf ...
  • 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 Date Kerr Jars
    Kerr self-sealing jars and the Kerr Economy were created in 1903 Alexander H. Kerr also founded the Hermetic Fruit Jar Company in the same year. San Francisco man Julius ...
  • 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 Know How Much Tiara Glassware Is Worth
    Tiara glassware, manufactured by the Indiana Glass Company of Dunkirk, Indiana, was sold at home parties from 1970 to 1999 Original prices averaged from $10 to $60 per piece, ...
  • Lead Crystal Glass Identification
    Cut glass and lead crystal glass are not the same thing There are traces of lead in all glass but, in order for the product to be called "crystal" in the United ...
  • How to Identify Reed & Barton Silver Hallmark
    Silvermaker Reed and Barton was founded in 1824 in the United States Today the company sells silver, crystal and china. For each year of silver production from 1928-1957, in ...
  • 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 Find Out If Something Is Worth Money
    The scenario plays out every week on “Antiques Roadshow:" People bring in things that have been gathering dust in their attics for years only to discover that they ...
  • How to Date Old Japanese Blue & White Porcelain
    Japan first started exporting blue and white porcelain to Western markets in the 1650s, following a disruption of trade between the West and China In 1650, the Dutch East ...
  • How to Identify Dresden Porcelain Marks
    Characterized by ornate designs of fruit, shells, foliage, scrolls, and flowers, Dresden china arose during the Romantic period of the 19th century A blue crown Dresden mark ...
  • What are Currier & Ives Plates' Values?
    Dinnerware with the Currier & Ives work was manufactured by the Royal China Company The company made plates, bowls, serving dishes and other dishware with images from Currier ...
  • How to Identify Rare Marbles
    Collecting marbles is a game, and the person with the greatest skill is the winner Winning at marble collecting requires practice and knowledge and is not child's play. ...
  • Names of Parts of a Clock
    Clocks are typically made up of a face and hands, a gear system and a pendulum or quartz crystal circuit
  • How to Identify Crystal Patterns
    Artisans have produced lovely crystal pieces for hundreds of years ranging from wafer thin wine glasses to heavy serving pieces, such as punch bowls Each artisan develops his ...
  • How to Determine the Value of a Silver Tray
    In the world of antiques, a silver tray is usually two-handled or high-rimmed and can be as much as two feet wide Several factors affect the value of a silver tray. The ...
  • How to Identify Crystal Stemware Marks
    Crystal stemware marks go unnoticed on most pieces of fine glassware, but stemware is often marked with an acid etch on the bottom, sometimes around the rim of the foot and ...
  • How to Repair Worn Leather
    Leather is natural and durable fabric made from animal skin and rawhide, especially the hide of cattle It has been used for various purposes throughout the history of ...
  • How to Find Out If My Monet Bracelets Are Worth Anything
    Monet jewelry has been available since 1937 This company makes affordable quality costume jewelry distributed to upscale department stores, and bracelets are one of their ...
  • How to Find the Value of an Antique Bible
    Antique Bibles can be worth large sums of money As the Bible is a historical book, some antique Bibles are hundreds of years old. In order to be considered an antique, your ...
  • How to Price a Used Pool Table
    Pool is a challenging game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages Some people buy pool tables but find that they do not have as much time to invest in the game as they ...
  • How to Find out What Old Records Are Worth
    Today music is digitally available, but does that mean the old vinyl record LPs are valuable? There are several factors involved in determining the worth of an old record The ...
  • The Value of an Antique Wooden School Desk
    Antique school desks are found in personal collections and in museums A school desk signifies the institution of learning and a time in youth when children learned the basics ...
  • Value of an Old Claw Foot Tub
    Claw foot tubs are commonly found for sale on Internet auction sites or sitting outside local antique stores There are several factors that help determine the value of a ...
  • 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 Date Hall Teapots
    Robert Hall founded the Hall China company, in Liverpool, Ohio, in 1903 Production of Hall teapots began in 1919 and continues today, along with seasonal items, collectibles, ...
  • How to Find the Value of Emmett Kelly Collectibles
    Emmett Kelly Jr, one of the 20th century's most famous clowns, continued to portray the famous hobo character "Weary Willie," which was invented by his father, Emmett Kelly ...
  • How to Paint Cow Skulls
    A painted cow skull makes an excellent addition to any Western home decor Cow skulls are easy to paint on and care for, and the skull will last for many years if you care for ...