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  • Whether you inherited it from your great-grandmother or picked it up at an estate sale, your old mirror may be worth more than you realize. It's time to put on your detective hat and look for clues!

    How to Determine the Value of an Old Mirror

    How to Determine the Value of an Old Mirror

    by lindacee49

  • Treasures can be found amongst the family crockery. Check the manufacturing mark on the back. Examples include Japanese post-war imports, Chinese Fine China, Fireking USA, Aynsley, and Towerbrite.

    The Joys of Identifying Antique Tea Sets

    The Joys of Identifying Antique Tea Sets

    by Cecelia2

  • Collecting commemorative stamps can provide a great introduction to history. In 1936 and 1937, the United States Post Office issued a series of ten Army and Navy commemorative stamps honoring heroes from the Revolutionary War through the Spanish-American War. The four-cent Navy commemorative honors Admirals William T. Sampson, George Dewey, and Winfield Scott Schley, naval heroes of the Spanish-American War. This stamp showcases the best of the turn-of-the-century Navy.

    1937 Four-Cent Navy Stamp: William Sampson, George Dewey, and Winfield Scott Schley

    1937 Four-Cent Navy Stamp: William Sampson, George Dewey, and Winfield Scott Schley

    by Brian Lokker0

  • Regardless of why you decide to sell your vintage toys -- you want to get top dollar for them. Here are a few ways to help you get what they are worth.

    Where Can I Sell My Vintage Toys?

    Where Can I Sell My Vintage Toys?

    by Charlie Claywell13

  • Airmail stamps are not just stamps. They are pieces of aviation and postal history going back some 1 1/2 centuries! "Airmail Stamps..." takes a look at the history and examples of these stamps.

    A History of International Airmail Stamps

    A History of International Airmail Stamps

    by truefaith78

  • Stamp collecting is wonderful way to learn history. From 1936 to 1937, the U.S. Post Office issued a series of ten commemorative postage stamps featuring military heroes from the Revolutionary War through the Spanish-American War. The five-cent Navy stamp pays tribute to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, the nation's second-oldest service academy. Starting with the official USNA seal on the stamp, you can learn some of the history of the Naval Academy.

    1937 Five Cent Navy Stamp: United States Naval Academy at Annapolis

    1937 Five Cent Navy Stamp: United States Naval Academy at Annapolis

    by Brian Lokker6

  • The hobby of collecting sea shells has been done for thousands of years. Whether you live by the seashore or are an occasional visitor of a beach site, a shell advertises nature's art.

    The Hobby of Collecting Seashells

    The Hobby of Collecting Seashells

    by Tricia Deed3

  • Be sure to check your pockets! You might have a valuable penny in your possession. Find out which pennies you should look out for when counting your change.

    Valuable Pennies Still in Circulation Today

    Valuable Pennies Still in Circulation Today

    by Richard Ricky Hale132

  • I first "discovered" Fiestaware several years ago, when I wanted a brightly colored set of china for my kitchen. Fiestaware is retro but is becoming popular again. It is well made and has lovely shapes.

    Fiestaware China by Homer Laughlin China

    Fiestaware China by Homer Laughlin China

    by Jean Bakula14

  • A look at the Legends of Hollywood, a commemorative stamp series created to feature legendary actors, actresses and directors who have made a positive and undeniable impact on American film.

    Legends of Hollywood Stamp Series

    Legends of Hollywood Stamp Series

    by Glory Miller8

  • A brief history of how postage stamps came to be, along with an introduction to stamp collecting. Once described as "The World's Greatest Hobby," stamp collecting flourished until the rise of technology in the 1980s. After three decades of decline, the hobby is now enjoying a rebirth.

    Stamp Collecting: The History and Evolution of the World's Greatest Hobby

    Stamp Collecting: The History and Evolution of the World's Greatest Hobby

    by Peter Messerschmidt6

  • Learn history by collecting stamps. In 1936 and 1937, the U.S. Post Office issued a series of ten commemorative postage stamps honoring military heroes from the Revolutionary War through the Spanish-American War. The one-cent Army stamp honors Revolutionary War Generals George Washington and Nathanael Greene, and also includes a vignette of Mount Vernon. The stamps provide a window into early U.S. military history.

    1936 One-Cent Army Stamp: George Washington, Nathanael Greene, and Mount Vernon

    1936 One-Cent Army Stamp: George Washington, Nathanael Greene, and Mount Vernon

    by Brian Lokker2

  • The Peace silver dollar came into being through the vocal requests of coin collectors to commemorate the end of World War I. It was the last dollar coin to be made of silver for general circulation.

    Battle for the Peace Silver Dollar

    Battle for the Peace Silver Dollar

    by Doug West0

  • This vintage button guide contains valuable information about different types of vintage buttons including how to test them to see what they are made from. Also, learn how to safely clean and care for vintage and antique buttons.

    Vintage Button Guide - Ways to Identify Antique Buttons

    Vintage Button Guide - Ways to Identify Antique Buttons

    by Jamie Brock199

  • Collecting stamps is a great way to learn history. In 1936 and 1937, the U.S. Post Office issued a series of ten commemorative stamps to honor heroes from the Revolutionary War through the Spanish-American War. The two-cent Navy stamp honors Stephen Decatur and Thomas Macdonough, naval heroes in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812. The stamps provide a great introduction to early U.S. military history.

    1937 Two-Cent Navy Stamp: Stephen Decatur and Thomas Macdonough

    1937 Two-Cent Navy Stamp: Stephen Decatur and Thomas Macdonough

    by Brian Lokker2

  • Why stop with just the Statehood Quarters, when you could be collecting the America The Beautiful Quarters Program? Come learn more about National Park Quarter errors and values!

    America the Beautiful Quarter Errors List

    America the Beautiful Quarter Errors List

    by Zach38

  • Learn history through stamp collecting. From 1936 to 1937, the United States Post Office issued a series of commemorative postage stamps that featured Army and Navy heroes from American wars prior to 1900. The three-cent Army stamp honors Civil War Generals Ulysses S. Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, and Philip Sheridan of the Union Army. The stamps are an interesting window into U.S. military history.

    1937 Three-Cent Army Stamp: William Tecumseh Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant, and Philip Sheridan

    1937 Three-Cent Army Stamp: William Tecumseh Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant, and Philip Sheridan

    by Brian Lokker0

  • Estimating a coin's value can be tricky for a novice, but most of us have happened across an interesting old coin and wondered about its worth. Here's a guide that will take you step by step to understanding how much your coin is worth.

    What Is a BU Coin?

    What Is a BU Coin?

    by jellygator8

  • Collectible buttons; vintage buttons; decorative buttons; who would have thought of buttons as being valuable collectibles? Buttons used in craft projects. Sewing buttons. How to store buttons.

    All About Collecting, Storing, and Cleaning Buttons

    All About Collecting, Storing, and Cleaning Buttons

    by CraftytotheCore27

  • Collecting stamps provides a wonderful and fun way to learn history. In 1936 and 1937, the U.S. Post Office issued a series of ten Army and Navy commemorative stamps honoring heroes from the Revolutionary War through the Spanish-American War. The three-cent Navy stamp honors Admirals David Farragut and David Porter, naval heroes of the Civil War and adoptive brothers. The stamp provides a nice introduction to the naval history of the Civil War.

    1937 Three-Cent Navy Stamp: David Farragut and David Porter

    1937 Three-Cent Navy Stamp: David Farragut and David Porter

    by Brian Lokker0

  • If you are looking for tips on how to collect Steiff animals, then look no further. You'll find places to purchase the toys and tips on keeping your collection in top shape.

    How to Collect Steiff Animals

    How to Collect Steiff Animals

    by Glimmer Twin Fan22

  • Each day in the UK, millions of pounds in coinage change hands each day in small transactions. Amongst all these coins are some that are worth much more than their face value. If you take a couple of seconds to check your change, you could be one of the lucky ones to find that the coin in your hand is worth considerably more than you expect! Who knows, maybe you have unsuspectingly passed on a 50 or 20 pence piece that is worth £50 - £60!

    Check Your UK Change

    Check Your UK Change

    by Kieran Clarke472

  • Look over any collection of early naval postcards, and you'll find one or more from Enrique Muller. He was a photographer and postcard publisher in New York City until about 1920. Well, I say "he" ...

    Collecting Early Naval Postcards: Enrique Muller

    Collecting Early Naval Postcards: Enrique Muller

    by Cindy D Whipany0

  • Learn history through stamp collecting. In 1936 and 1937, the U.S. Post Office issued a series of ten commemorative postage stamps honoring military heroes from the Revolutionary War through the Spanish-American War. The one-cent Navy stamp honors Revolutionary War naval heroes John Paul Jones, captain of the Bonhomme Richard, and John Barry, captain of the Lexington. The stamps provide a great introduction to early U.S. military history.

    1936 One-Cent Navy Stamp: John Paul Jones and John Barry

    1936 One-Cent Navy Stamp: John Paul Jones and John Barry

    by Brian Lokker2

  • Hockey cards have been around for over a hundred years. From the earliest tobacco cards through the classic 1950s issues to cards of today's superstars like Sidney Crobsy or Alexander Ovechkin, the cardboard depiction of the stars of the National...

    Top 10 Most Valuable Hockey Cards

    Top 10 Most Valuable Hockey Cards

    by sound_foundation28

  • Learn history through collecting stamps. In 1936 and 1937, the U.S. Post Office issued a series of ten commemorative postage stamps honoring Army and Navy heroes from American wars. The two-cent Army stamp honors Generals Andrew Jackson and Winfield Scott, and also includes a view of Jackson's home The Hermitage. The stamps provide a good way of learning about early U.S. military history.

    1937 Two-Cent Army Stamp: Andrew Jackson, Winfield Scott, and the Hermitage

    1937 Two-Cent Army Stamp: Andrew Jackson, Winfield Scott, and the Hermitage

    by Brian Lokker0

  • A guide for finding sharks' teeth, along with information about fossilized sharks' teeth and sharks' teeth for sale.

    How to Find Sharks' Teeth

    How to Find Sharks' Teeth

    by Holle Abee144

  • In 1974, the United States Postal Service issued a beautiful set of commemorative stamps in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Universal Postal Union. Each of the eight stamps in the set features a famous work of art by an internationally renowned artist that reflects the theme of reading and writing letters. These stamps are a miniature art gallery, with masterpieces by Raphael, Hokusai, Peto, Liotard, ter Borch, Chardin, Gainsborough, and Goya.

    Famous Works of Art on U.S. Stamps: 1974 Universal Postal Union Commemoratives

    Famous Works of Art on U.S. Stamps: 1974 Universal Postal Union Commemoratives

    by Brian Lokker13

  • The 2016 Mercury Dime Centennial Gold Coin. This is an event 100 years in the making. Beautifully struck in .9999 fine 24–karat gold and weights one-tenth of a Troy ounce.

    The 2016 10th Ounce Gold Mercury Dime

    The 2016 10th Ounce Gold Mercury Dime

    by Doug West2

  • The Blue Willow Pattern has been in constant production for over 200 years and is a favorite among collectors. Learn how to collect, evaluate, care for, and identify blue willow china

    Collecting Antique Blue Willow China

    Collecting Antique Blue Willow China

    by Marye Audet44

  • Error Lincoln cents are interesting and fun to collect. Type of errors include: clipped planchet, blank planchet, defective die, off-center strike, and broadstrike.

    Collecting U.S. Mint Lincoln Cent Errors

    Collecting U.S. Mint Lincoln Cent Errors

    by Doug West5

  • The Real Photo Post Card was the Instagram of its era. It got pictures of the important things in life to people who should see them, sometimes with a short message included.

    Postcards: Introducing the Real Photo Post Card

    Postcards: Introducing the Real Photo Post Card

    by Cindy D Whipany0

  • 1921 was the key year for the end of the U.S. Morgan silver dollar and the beginning of the U.S. Peace silver dollar. An article for Coin Collectors and Historians.

    1921 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars

    1921 Morgan and Peace Silver Dollars

    by Lori Robinson0

  • This spectacular ruby-colored, early-American pattern glass can add beauty and interest to your decor, and it is fun and affordable to find and collect.

    My Experience Collecting Ruby Glass

    My Experience Collecting Ruby Glass

    by Sherry Hewins10

  • The British Mark their silver in symbols. Learn how to read them to properly identify your silver, and find treasures overlooked by others who don't know what the symbols mean.

    British Sterling Silver Hallmarks

    British Sterling Silver Hallmarks

    by Diane Cass116

  • Nanking Cargo is the name given to a hoard of porcelain recovered from the South China Sea in 1985. This is the story of that porcelain and the ship that carried it to the ocean's floor.

    The Nanking Cargo

    The Nanking Cargo

    by Kaili Bisson32

  • It was recently announced that Steuben Glass Works will close November 29, 2011. In its 118 years in business, Steuben was a leader in the luxury glass market. Vintage Steuben as well as contemporary Steuben pieces is the frequent target of imitations and fakes. Forged marks and signatures are often applied to Steuben lookalikes. This article explains how to tell the difference.

    How to Authenticate Steuben Glass

    How to Authenticate Steuben Glass

    by ruby lane5

  • Comic book trading cards, a once thriving giant of geek culture, lies in a moribund state. This article is a heartfelt nostalgic look at these addictive packs of coolness.

    Comic Book Trading Cards: A Look Back

    Comic Book Trading Cards: A Look Back

    by Thomas Bagley1

  • When your collection of postcards (or photos) reaches a certain size you need to think about how to store, protect, and display safely and creatively.

    How to Store and Display Your Postcards

    How to Store and Display Your Postcards

    by SheilaMilne47

  • Learn history by collecting stamps. From 1936 to 1937, the United States Post Office issued a series of ten commemorative postage stamps featuring Army and Navy heroes from American wars in the 18th and 19th centuries. The four-cent Army stamp honors Civil War Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson of the Confederate Army, and also includes a view of Robert E. Lee's birthplace, Stratford Hall. These stamps make American military history come alive.

    1937 Four-Cent Army Stamp: Robert E. Lee, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and Stratford Hall

    1937 Four-Cent Army Stamp: Robert E. Lee, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and Stratford Hall

    by Brian Lokker9

  • Vintage teacups have an elegance all their own. There are an infinite amount of cup shapes and patterns. So very delicate and beautiful.

    My Vintage Teacup Collection

    My Vintage Teacup Collection

    by Ellen Gregory106

  • Jewelry reflects the taste and attitude of every period in history. There are clues that can be used in deciphering how old your jewelry is. The older and rarer, the more valuable it will be.

    5 Easy Clues for Dating Antique or Vintage Jewelry

    5 Easy Clues for Dating Antique or Vintage Jewelry

    by karMALZEKE154

  • Antique samplers are delicate and fragile. They must be cared for by someone who knows how to care for old textiles. Here is the story of an old sampler and how I came to learn about its history.

    Antique Needle Work: An 18th Century Sampler

    Antique Needle Work: An 18th Century Sampler

    by Dolores Monet8

  • With a long running mintage, Washington quarter values have always remained promising. Discover Washington quarter values.

    Washington Quarter Values

    Washington Quarter Values

    by Zach6

  • If you have an old stuffed animal that you are unsure about, you just might have a Steiff animal. Prized by collectors around the world, Steiffs are fairly easy to identify. Using the 3 identifiers described in this article will help you determine if you have a Steiff animal.

    How to Identify Steiff Bears

    How to Identify Steiff Bears

    by Glimmer Twin Fan27

  • Learn history by collecting stamps. From 1936 to 1937, the U.S. Post Office issued a series of ten commemorative postage stamps featuring military heroes from the Revolutionary War through the Spanish-American War. The five-cent Army stamp pays tribute to the United States Military Academy at West Point, the nation's oldest service academy. The stamps provide a great introduction to early U.S. military history.

    1937 Five-Cent Army Stamp: United States Military Academy at West Point

    1937 Five-Cent Army Stamp: United States Military Academy at West Point

    by Brian Lokker4

  • If you collect vintage postcards, you may like to know roughly how old the card is. It isn't always easy to establish its age. Most cards have some clues you can follow.

    How to Estimate the Age of a Postcard

    How to Estimate the Age of a Postcard

    by SheilaMilne109