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Why Did Mayans Wear Masks?
Mayans existed from 1000 BC to AD 1697. No one clearly knows why their ancient civilization was wiped out. Descendants of the Mayans still live in Guatemala and parts of Southern Mexico, Belize, ...
by Marra M
What are gold replica stamps worth?
What are gold replica stamps worth? Here are some quotes from other members here about these golden replica stamps Haleiwahi wrote: There is no collectors value in replica stamps. There is not ...
by Marra M
Collectible porcelain: Geisha Lithophane cups
History of Geisha Lithophane Cups These lovely Geisha lithophane cups were first created in the late 1800s and production continued until the 1950s. The cups are thin and the photo found at ...
by Marra M
Chevron Cars Collectors
Jan Marlyn Reesman Who said toy cars are just for kids? not the Chevron Cars Collectors. The Chevron Cars are part of an advertising campaign of the Chevron Corporation consisting of television ...
by Ruth
"The Gay Philosopher" created by Henry Major
Who is the character in the painting? The character in the above painting looked very familiar to me so I did some digging. The character is "The Gay Philosopher" created by Henry Major ...
by Norml99
Real or Fake: Credit Suisse Gold Bars
So, you recently inherited, discovered, bought Credit Suisse gold bars, and now you want to know if they are real... 1. Does it come with certification? If so, that would help determine the ...
by Marra M
How to Tell If Ivory is Real or Fake
Here are some tips on how to detect genuine ivory: Check the weight: Real ivory weighs more than most bones and plastic fakes Feel the texture: Ivory is very smooth Use magnifying glass ...
by Marra M
Collectible porcelain: Jean Pouyat
History of Jean Pouyat Porcelain Here’s a little story about the Pouyat Family of France. Pierre Pouyat was responsible for establishing a faience manufacturing company at Saint Yriex in ...
by Marra M
A few facts about Marbro Lamp Company
Marbro Lamp Co. was founded by Morris Markoff and his brother - the name of the company is actually a combination of their names. The company was started in Los Angeles, California right after World ...
by Marra M
How to help us identify your artifact?
The old saying “A picture is worth a thousand words “is no truer than in helping to identify your prized antique.The abundance of questions on this site that do not go answered can be ...
by jade
What is the value of a red seal two dollar bill?
What is your red seal two dollar bill worth? Depends on the year, the serial number, and the condition... Red seal two dollar bills have three different dates: 1928, 1953, 1963. On the 1928 ...
by Vale
What is the difference between R S Prussia porcelain plates and Royal Rudolstadt
According to Kovels Rudolstadt was a faience factory in Thuringia, Germany from 1720 to 1791. From 1887 till 1918 New York and Rudolstadt Pottery collaborated to produce decorated porcelain ...
by Marra M
F.B. Rogers Silver Company
F.B. Rogers Silver Company was a silversmith company based in Shelburne, Massachusetts and founded in 1883. This company was founded by Edmund Porter and LB West, who moved the manufacturing ...
by Marra M
National Potteries Corporation (Napco)
National Potteries Corporation, also known as the shortened version, 'Napco' (I am sure you must have heard about "Napco Fine China", "Napcoware" or "Napco China") was located in Bedford, Ohio. The ...
by marveldcollector
Epiag porcelain from Czechoslovakia
Credit for this post goes to Cap. "EPIAG" is not a manufacturer, but the name of an association of various Altrohlau porcelain companies. Each company had their own variation of the mark, ...
by Vale
How to tell if it is a real Bennett painting
Frank Moss Bennett's "Pride of Capture" piece; posted by FelixR. Here are some tips on how to know if it’s a real painting or not: Note: You have to find a way to remove the canvas from the ...
by Marra M
Accurate Casting Company
Credit for this post goes to brockjordan. Here is some authentic information on anything that has a stamp in the metal ACC. ACC, or Accurate Casting Company was in Long Island City until the late ...
by Vale
Bordallo Pinheiro pottery
Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro was a pacesetter and he is sometimes considered to be the "father of pottery". However, Rafael was not only known for his sculptures and ceramic designs, but also for his ...
by marveldcollector
Guest Post: Collecting Vintage Illustrated Children's Space Books
I am an avid reader of John Sisson's blog, Dreams of space. I asked him to guest post on AC. since I am sure I many others will find his collection interesting as interesting as I do. Here it is: ...
by Ruth
Goebel Kathe Kruse figurines
Kathe Kruse was a popular doll maker in Germany in the early 1900s. In 1954, Franz Goebel initiated an agreement with her which allowed Goebel Porzellanfabrik to produce a line of figurines ...
by Marra M
Guest Post - Little Van Goes
I love reading Darrin's Blog Dad's Dish Retro Blog so much, I thought I would share the wealth, and invited him to guest post on AC. Hello! This is Darrin from Dad's Dish Retro Blog, and I'm ...
by Ruth
Do you have a real FM Bennet painting?
Credit for this post goes to lisnamoyle. F M Bennett is a British Listed Artist. Bennett was born in 1874 and died in 1953. Any originals of his own works are extremely rare on the open market. ...
by Vale
Gebrüder Heubach Baby Doll
Recently I have been trying to identify this doll (see photo) and after a lot of help from artifactcollectors´ community I can proudly say it is a Gebrüder Heubach from Germany. You can ...
by Villasuso
Collectible Dolls: Goebel and Hummel
The F&W Goebel porcelain factory was first opened in Thuringia, Germany in 1871 by the father and son team, Franz D. and William. In 1893, William took control of the company and, in addition ...
by Marra M
Höchst Porcelain. Two periods of Figurines
The factory at Höchst was founded in 1746 and was supported by the Elector of Mainz. They at first only produced faience but later (around 1753) mainly porcelain was produced. The mark used was ...
by Villasuso
Talavera Pottery
Talavera Pottery was introduced by Spanish Guild Artisan during the Colonial period in Mexico. Today, it is known as Mexican Talavera Pottery. The name was derived from the 16th century Spanish ...
by marveldcollector
Ancient Chinese coins
Ancient Chinese coins were some of the earliest coins. They were used from 770-476 B.C., which are known as the Spring and Autumn period. Initially, the coins were not round, but rather ...
by Marra M
How to date a bat hurricane lamps
photo by Guest The manufacturer of hurricane lamp with bat trademark was Erfurter Sturmlaternenfabrik Fr. Stuebgen located in the city of Erfurt Thuringia Germany. The hallmark of the factory was ...
by marveldcollector
Rawcliffe Pewter Corporation
image courtesy of a guest Rawcliffe is an American company which was established way back in 1903. The company has created decorative products in bronze, pewter, and silver. The industry uses its ...
by marveldcollector
What do china manufacturers change their marks?
It's a branding technique :)Companies may rebrand to squash potential threats or as the result of an event that left them with no option but to rebrand. If I remember correctly, I think these ...
by marveldcollector
Scheibe-Alsbach porcelain
According to Porcelain Marks and More website, Scheibe-Alsbach is a product from the town of Scheibe in the Thiringia district of Germany. Scheibe-Alsbach was founded by a former accountant named ...
by Marra M
How much is a lady liberty silver dollar coin worth?
Image posted by Albert Lopez 1921 Lady Liberty Silver dollar There were 2 designs struck in 1921; and then from 1921-1935 missing a few years. The much more common variety does NOT have the word ...
by Haleiwahi
Hertel Jacob and Co porcelain
Hertel Jacob Co was once a factory founded in 1906 owned by Jacob and his financial partner Schodl. In their first year of doing business together, they came up with giftware items, vases, storage ...
by Marra M
Cooks Goldblume
History of Cooks Goldblume Cooks Goldblume has a rich history. It took about $330 in order for Frederick Washington Cook to build his City Brewery. He and his stepfather Jacob Rice ran the ...
by Marra M
How to tell if it's real or fake: Jade
There are actually two different types of "real" jade: jadeite and nephrite, and of the two, jadeite is the most expensive one. In order to test if the piece in question is real, you can perform ...
by Marra M
OEWG Austrian Mannlicher Bayonet
The Austrian Bayonet Mannlicher M1895 NCO OEWG was produced by Österreichische Waffenfabrik Gesellschaft. The rough translation for OEWG in English is Austrian Arms Factory. Markings made ...
by Marra M
Volkstedt Porcelain. Introducing Biscuit Decor.
Volkstedt porcelain manufactury sited in Rudolstadt, Thuringia, Germany, was the earliest porcelain manufactory in Thuringia. It is still in business as Aelteste Volkstedter Porzellanmanufaktur, the ...
by Villasuso
Frankenthal Porcelain. Figurine from 1762-1795
Hand painted highly detailed figurine by Frankenthal, 7 inches tall, in great condition, from the very same 18 Century. The porcelain factory in Frankenthal was established in 1755 by the ...
by Villasuso
How much is a $100 V. Carranza coin worth?
History of the coin These coins are usually made of aluminum bronze alloy and weigh 11.8 grams and measure 26.63 millimeters in diameter. These coins were issued from 1984 until 1992. As of ...
by Marra M
1804 Dollar Coin Price
An 1804 silver dollar - or bowed liberty dollar - is an extremely rare United States coin. Despite the name, it was actually produced by the US government in 1834 as a diplomatic gift using ...
by Marra M

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