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 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. ...
  • The Types of Typewriters
    Typewriters, used to print ink on paper or other media, were very popular instruments from the late 19th to late 20th centuries The first known practical model of typewriter ...
  • 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 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 Find Out the Age of a Chivas Regal Bottle
    The Chivas brothers started selling Scotch whiskey in the UK. at the beginning of the 19th century. In the U.S., Chivas Regal launched a 25-year-old blend of whiskey in ...
  • How to Tell the Age of Antique Furniture
    Determining the age of antique furniture is not an exact science, but there are certain indicators of age evident in furniture How a piece is constructed is a common measure ...
  • How to Preserve a Dead Dragonfly
    Insect collecting is a fragile art requiring patience, experience and gentle hands To preserve and collect insects, you must first catch and kill the specimen, dry it and ...
  • How to Tell If Old Dishes Are Worth Anything
    You can determine the value of old dishes whether you are having a garage sale and wondering what you should keep or whether you are contemplating buying an old dish at a ...
  • 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 Out the Maker of Furniture
    Thanks to the popularity of television shows such as Antiques Roadshow and online auction websites such as eBay, many now have a heightened awareness of the potential value ...
  • 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 Clean a Mounted Fish
    Fish mounts tend to be more delicate than other types of taxidermy creatures Mounted fish are coated with a liquid sealant and a glossy finish. Commercial cleaners can be too ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 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 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 the ...
  • 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 and ...
  • 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 in ...
  • 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 Unlock an Antique China Cabinet
    Antique china cabinets can be a beautiful addition to your home, but often the keys have been lost and the cabinet stuck in the locked position Opening the lock may be easier ...
  • How to Search the Value Price of an Antique Cameo
    A cameo is a miniature carving in relief, usually with contrasting colors for the foreground and background Originally cut from precious gems, they were first worn as jewelry ...
  • 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 ...
  • How Do I Find Out If a Painting Is Worth Money?
    The old painting in your attic you thought of throwing out could be worth a fortune New Yorker Elizabeth Gibson once owned a Rufino Tamayo painting, originally destined for ...
  • 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 Brass Antique Markings
    For centuries artisans have been placing their marks on the works they have created, whether in porcelain, glass, silver, gold, stoneware or brass A maker's mark is like the ...
  • How to Identify Crystal Glassware
    Identifying crystal glassware is not as hard as it may seem While there is not an exact process used to identify crystal glassware there are certain characteristics to look ...
  • How to Clean Sea Sponges Found on the Beach
    Sea sponges are simple marine animals of the phylum Porifera, which consists of several species that occasionally wash up on beaches Sponges lack a nervous system, and they ...
  • 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
  • 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. ...