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Antique Collecting Advice

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  • 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

  • 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 Linda Chechar105

  • 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 Cass130

  • If you like history, vintage paper items, & learning about people's lives, try collecting antique diaries. Here are guidelines for selling these or restoring them to a relative of the journal writer.

    Collecting and Selling Antique Diaries

    Collecting and Selling Antique Diaries

    by Virginia Allain0

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