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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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Statehood Quarters Collection
Statehood Quarters Collection was issued by the Postal Commemorative Society. The Postal Commemorative Society during the peak (1970s) of such collection was selling it on a monthly subscription ...
by Marra M
How to verify a Weary Willie clown
Weary Willie is a hobo clown character created by Emmett Kelly Sr. Porcelain collectors love collecting this character especially in the 70s. Willie is depicted as a clown but in various common ...
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
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
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
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
The Victoria Regina medal
Background of the Victoria Regina Medal The Victoria Regina medal was a campaign medal that was actually approved in 1858 for issuance to British and Indian units officers who served during the ...
by Marra M
Antique Davenport Porcelain. Cup and Saucer.
This important Staffordshire factory was established in 1793 at Longport, England by John Davenport. Originaly an earthenware pottery, it began to make good-quality porcelain of hybrid hard-paste ...
by Villasuso
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
Collectible pottery: California Faience
California Faience was a pottery studio located in Berkeley, California that produced all sorts of tiles, decorative vases, jars, bowls, and trivets. The California Faience pottery studio operated ...
by Marra M
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
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
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
Maneki Neko: The good fortune cat
In Japanese culture, Maneki Neko or good fortune cat, is a cat that sits with one paw raised up. Some of these pieces that are sold allow the cat to waive continuously similar to a pendulum ...
by Marra M
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
Collectible Porcelain: Royal Cauldon
The crown back stamp was first introduced by Brown-Westhead, Moore and Co., who were the previous owners of Cauldon works. The subsequent owners continued using the stamp. Since these makers were ...
by Marra M
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
Cup and Saucer from the Royal Porcelain Factory in Berlin (KPM)
Royal Porcelain Factory in Berlin, Germany; was founded in 1763 by Frederick II of Prussia (Frederick the Great) as Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin (KPM). Frederick the Great, as the ...
by Villasuso
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
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

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