Fine Collectibles

  • How to Date Gorham Sterling Silver
    Gorham is one of the oldest and best loved American manufacturers of sterling silver Its long history stretches all the way from it's beginnings as a small silversmith's ...
  • How to buy Junk Silver From Banks
    "Junk" silver is anything but The term refers to coins that contain silver, and are collectible only because of their precious metal content. United States half ...
  • How to Make Ink From Alugbati
    Alugbati, known in the US. as Malabar spinach, is commonly grown for its soft, spinach-like leaves and shoots. Alugbati is of African and East Asian origin. The juice of the ...
  • How Much Are Canadian Silver Dollars Worth?
    The Canadian silver dollar comes in many varieties throughout its years of production by the Royal Canadian Mint Many types of this dollar are not rare and make a good ...
  • How to Identify Civil War Bayonets
    Despite the introduction of large-scale military weaponry, old battlefield tactics such as the line charge were still taught on both sides at the beginning of the US. Civil ...
  • How to Check Silver Marks on Silverware or Flatware
    Silverware or flatware is almost always marked, and you can read silver marks on your tableware or flatware with a keen eye or a magnifying glass, particularly if you know ...
  • How to Check the Value of Old Coins
    Coins can be worth more than their face value if they are collector or older coins In order to sell them and make a profit, you must first determine their current worth. ...
  • How to Sweeten a Tobacco Pipe
    In time, a faithful briar pipe will develop a sour, used-up flavor This is caused by the oils in the tobacco, which can go rancid; by tar deposits; and by the various flavors ...
  • The Difference Between 925 & 950 Silver
    Silver is one of the most versatile metals on the planet It is highly conductive, which makes it usefully in electronics and in wiring. It also has antibacterial properties ...
  • How to Find Silver Coins in Circulation
    It is possible to find silver US coins in circulation You rarely find them in your change anymore, but they are out there and you can get them at face value. Here's how to ...
  • How to Tell If Old Silverware Is Pure Silver
    Silverware is a common find at flea markets and garage sales The important thing you need to determine is if the silverware you are looking at is pure silver. What is ...
  • How to Win at Marble Solitaire
    Marble solitaire has many variations, but the English version features 32 marbles on a board with 33 holes arranged in the shape of a plus sign More of a puzzle than a game, ...
  • How Much Is a Liberty Silver Dollar Worth?
    The image of Lady Liberty has graced United States coinage throughout the history of the US. mint. One of the most common and highly sought images of Lady Liberty on a coin ...
  • How to Find the Value of Coins Online for Free
    Coin collectors have been around since the first coins were minted Coins are easy to find, fun to display and don't take up much space. They come in all shapes, sizes and ...
  • How to Spot a Fake 1776 Continental Currency Coin
    An authentic 1776 Continental Currency Coin can be worth thousands But, with more fake coin than real ones on the market, you may find it difficult to determine if your is ...
  • Why Don't You Inhale Cigars?
    Cigars have been a popular method of smoking tobacco for hundreds of years Unlike cigarettes, cigars are made using only tobacco leaves. And unlike cigarette and shisha ...
  • What Are the Rarest Peace Dollars?
    Silver Peace Dollars were designed in the United States at the end of World War I to signify peace The design, with the word “Peace” inscribed below the ...
  • Value of Old Chinese Coins
    Antique Chinese coins are a popular collector's item, but real ones can be tricky to find Forgeries and misidentified coins are common sights on the market. Often, sellers ...
  • How to Determine the Real Value of Old Silver Dollars
    The US. Mint began striking silver dollars in 1794, and the designs have changed many times over the years. Silver was once the primary metal used to manufacture dollar ...
  • How Much Are Old Stamps Worth?
    Old stamps are pieces of history, with many bearing the images of celebrated personalities, commemorating great events of the past and offering tributes to culture and ...
  • Value of Oneida Silver
    The first products of the Oneida company were a low-quality flatware but at the turn of the 20th century, high quality became a top priority Today’s collectors of ...
  • Value of Sterling-Silver Tea Set
    Sterling-silver tea sets can date back hundreds of years A tea set's value depends on its condition, country of origin, age, manufacturer and style. A tea set is, at minimum, ...
  • How Much Is an 1896 Silver Dollar Worth?
    Morgan silver dollars are a welcome addition to any coin collection Because of the silver content, these coin were susceptible to melting for profit. Many of these coins ...
  • How to Reuse a Postage Stamp
    Sometimes the cost of mailing something seems so outrageous that you wish you could get more mileage out of the stamps you have placed on the letter or package You can ...
  • The Characteristics of an Eagle Bird
    The eagle is a large bird of prey belonging to the Accipitridae family There are several different genera that are interrelated, with more than 60 African and Eurasian ...
  • How to Convert Pipe Tobacco Into Cigarette Rolling Tobacco
    Each method of smoking, whether through a pipe, cigar, or cigarette, uses a different blend and cut of tobacco Pipe tobacco is usually cut in thin strips, consists of a wide ...
  • How to Keep Cigars Fresh Without a Humidor
    The purpose of a humidor is to preserve the freshness of the tobacco leaves by regulating the ambient humidity to maintain the cigar's form and proper taste A dry ...
  • How Much Is a 1922 Silver Dollar Worth?
    The 1922 US. silver dollar is called a Peace dollar. It is one in a series of silver dollars minted between 1921 and 1935 to commemorate the end of World War I.
  • How to Refill a Ronson Jet Lighter
    The Ronson JetLite series of blue flame butane lighters is a choice for people who enjoy Ronson lighters and desire a windproof, refillable lighter Ronson JetLite lighters ...
  • How to Make Cigar Boxes
    While the popularity of smoking in general is slowly taking a downturn, the popularity of cigars is still high Long viewed as a symbol of class and success, cigars are often ...