Transferware: How to Identify and Value a Traditional Printed China
Transferware is a traditional ironstone china made by printing an often intricate image on a white background. Learn how to identify and value old china by pattern, backstamps, and style.
Collection Ideas: 6 Interesting Antique & Vintage Items to Collect
Some people paint, some people read, but there are lots of people collecting things as a hobby. If you wish you had more nifty things to display, consider starting a collection. I have some suggestions for you.
How to Tell a Paul Detlefsen Print From an Original Painting
Learn how to tell if your Paul Detlefsen artwork is a print or an original painting.
Collecting Vintage Sterling Silver and Silverplate Tableware
Sterling silver and silver plate is attractive and collectible. Sterling is valuable for craftsmanship, rarity, and for melting as a commodity.
Collecting Antique and Vintage Plates and Dishware
Antique and vintage plates and their modern reproductions are popular and collectible. A general overview of china dishware, its history, and how to identify patterns and designs.
Identifying the Noritake Christmas Ball #175 China Pattern
The Noritake Christmas Ball #175 set has a white background with a yellow border and heavy gold enamel. The gilt decoration really makes this a stunning set.
Selling Art: How to Identify the Artist, Age, and Value of Artwork
So you have this old picture, and you're not sure who it's by. The right name could make all the difference at auction, but just how do you find out who painted your item—and were they famous?
Victorian Figural Silverplate Napkin Rings: Faked or Real?
American silverplate napkin rings are one of the most treasured and collectible types of antiques. These wonderful little pieces of art are a wholly American invention.
5 Easy Clues for Dating Antique or Vintage Jewelry
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.
Vintage Button Guide: Ways to Identify Antique Buttons
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. You'll also learn how to safely clean and care for vintage and antique buttons.
Turn Old Antique Skeleton Keys Into Modern Décor With These Decorating Ideas
Antique skeleton keys are beautiful! Display them in different ways to show them off. I'll tell you where to find them for a good price and how to turn them into makeshift art for any room in your home.
How to Find the Value of Old Antique Cork-Top Bottles
Learn how to estimate how much old antique bottles are worth. The value of cork-top bottles varies greatly.
Collecting Vintage Blue Ridge Pottery Dishes Made in Appalachia
Blue Ridge Pottery dishes made in the Appalachian mountains are very popular with collectors. History and information on Blue Ridge Pottery Show and Sale yearly in Erwin, Tennessee
Vintage Coca-Cola Machines: Guide to Buying Old Coke Coolers
If you're interested in buying an old or antique Coke vending machine, find out how much you should expect to pay for the different models.
What Makes an Antique Valuable? Quality, Rarity, Condition and Provenance
Sooner or later, there will be a buyer for just about any item you care to name, but what makes an antique or collectible desirable? What do rarity, condition, and provenance actually mean?
Antique Spongeware and Spatterware: An American Stoneware Tradition
Stoneware is a tough, versatile type of pottery made in the U.S. for 300 years. The antique blue and white spatterware and spongeware is a popular collectible that is still being produced today.
How Much Is My Old Painting Worth? Research, Appraise, and Sell
Do you want to know more about that old picture? Is it a valuable watercolour or oil painting? What is it actually worth? How can you research it for free?
Flow Blue: History and Value of Blue-and-White Antique China
Flow Blue is a highly collectible, antique blue-and-white china popular during the Victorian era, known for hazy blue floral, pastoral, or Asian patterns on bright white china.
Antiques and Collectibles: How to Value and Sell Your Old Things
There is a difference between antiques and collectibles and a difference between price guides and actual value, which is influenced by consumer demand, availability, and the condition of the item.
How to Identify British Pottery Marks and Hallmarks
Learn how to identify pottery and porcelain hallmarks and marks.