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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
Why did the Mayan make masks?
Mayans existed from 1000 BC to AD 1697. No one clearly knows why their civilization was wiped out. It is said that the Mayans, who use no metal tools, were able to create art from such dense ...
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
How to tell if it's real or fake: Ivory
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
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
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
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
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
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
What serial numbers can make a bill more valuable?
Are you trying to find out if your dollars are collectible and have a higher than average value? Take a look at the serial number! Collectors are usually willing to pay extra for bills with one of ...
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
European Ceramics: Samson, Meissen, and Worcester
Samson Ceramics (Samson, Edme et Cie) was founded by Edme Samson in 1845. Edme opened the firm in Paris to create reproductions of pieces displayed in museums or private collections. His ceramics ...
by Marra M
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
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
Cameos in Shell
Cameo is a method of carving an object. It is very old, I might say, since humans started painting caves also experimented with this kind of sculpture. Seems pretty obvious to me. But cameos using ...
by Villasuso
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
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
Sterling Silver Spoon Marks
Which silver is it? Sterling silver is composed mainly of solid silver whereas silver-plated pieces only have a thin surface layer of silver. Not all pieces are solid silver! In today’s ...
by Marra M
Hira China - No date - Is it worth anything?
Hira china made in japan .brown and green hand painted leaves . small white flowers . gold trim . set of saucers and cups . don't see a date . could they be worth anything ?
by vinjo
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
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
My Collection of Boxes
Hi all, Today I bring some boxes, most of them I haven't been able to identify. I will repeat one or two I did post before, in order to organize my stuff in one place. I am sorry about that. So ...
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
VTRAQUE VNUM coins
Reverse side of coin Face of coin Side view showing the coin's thickness and rim detail History These Spanish coins were produced from 1732 until 1772 in different cities throughout ...
by Haleiwahi
Sèvres Porcelain. Introducing Three Vases signed by C. Rochette.
When I mention Sèvres porcelain people open their eyes amazed. You have Sèvres! .. Wow. That way I learned this is probably one of the most famous ceramics ever made. At least ...
by Villasuso
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
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
Hummel knockoffs by Erich Stauffer and Arnart Creations
There are many porcelain figurines, such as the one pictured above, that are not real Hummels but are actually knockoffs by Arnart Creations. These figurines were made in Japan and were designed by ...
by Marra M
Pamp Suisse Bullion
Pamp Suisse was first founded in 1977 in Ticino, Switzerland, and the company is one of the most famous producers of gold bullion in the world. They also specialized in precious metals like ...
by Marra M
Why Pictures Are So Important When Asking a Question
Those of us who provide our time, talent and expertise to Artifact Collectors do so because we enjoy sharing out knowledge. We truly want each of you to get a well researched and informed answer ...
by grannysantiques
The complete works of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare is one of the greatest writers of modern English to date. His sonnets have appeared in books and music. In 1885, at the age of 25, David Mckay published the first collection of ...
by Marra M
Royal Doulton Bone China HN 1747 "Afternoon Tea"
Royal Doulton's artifacts seem very popular, here in this site, and all over the web. I introduce my own six inches tall figurine marked Royal Doulton Bone China HN 1747 "Afternoon Tea" plus lion ...
by Villasuso
Can you identify handmade potter?
Credit for this post goes to how to identify hand made pottery 1. The answer is yes, in most cases, you can unless it was made by a student, unknown potter, or simply is unknown and unmarked. I ...
by Vale

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