Antiques

  • 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 Make a Clay Pipe
    Pipe collectors the world over enjoy both the aesthetic and functionality of clay pipes Clay is ideal for pipe making because it so easily shaped and carved, and once fired, ...
  • How to Identify the Waterford Pattern of Depression-Era Glass
    The Waterford "waffle" pattern of Depression Era glass is easily recognizable by its crosshatch, waffle pattern Originally, the Waterford pattern was only manufactured by the ...
  • How to Identify Murano Glass
    Off the coast of Venice, Italy, is the small island of Murano Glassmakers of this island are masters in the art of creating the distinctive Murano glass. As innovators in ...
  • 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 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 Determine if a Beanie Baby Is Authentic
    As the Beanie Baby craze grows, so do the number of fake Beanies Collectors need to be on guard when buying new ones.
  • 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 Send a Bubble Mailer
    Bubble mailers protect delicate objects from damage during shipping Bubble mailers cushion items between layers of gentle, air-filled plastic bubbles. Shipping items through ...
  • 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 Do the Numbers Mean on the Vintage Ball Mason Jars?
    Ball brand mason jars were originally produced in 1884 by the Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company (now simply called the Ball Corporation) The Ball brothers who owned ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Fix the Chimes on a Grandfather Clock
    Grandfather clocks are tall mechanical clocks Weights power a system of internal gears, while a pendulum regulates the time. Many grandfather clocks also feature chimes that ...
  • How to Price Antique Pitcher & Bowl Sets
    Antique pitcher and bowl sets are both collectible and historical An antique pitcher with matching bowl is worth more together, commanding higher prices than if sold ...
  • 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 Repair Gold Plating
    While pure gold is forever, gold plating often fades with the passage of time Thankfully, items that are gold plated can often be repaired and restored to their former ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • How to Price Antique Singer Sewing Machines
    Millions of Singer sewing machines have been produced since they were first invented by Isaac Merritt Singer in 1850, so pricing one can be a formidable task The most popular ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 highly ...
  • 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 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 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 of ...
  • 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
    Crafters purchase aluminum can tabs to create different items Cash in on this demand by selling aluminum can tabs for their convenience.
  • How to Price a Fossil
    There are many variables that can determine the price of a fossil However, it's also important to remember that no two fossils are exactly alike. This makes knowing how to ...
  • 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 ...