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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
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
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 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
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
"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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
The Value of an 1804 Silver Dollar
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
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
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: 1804 silver dollar
1804 SILVER DOLLAR FAKE vs GENUINE COMPARISON. There are all levels of counterfeiting - from the very obvious (as in this case) to the very convincing that even trained experts would have ...
by Norml99
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
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
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
What is the value of a 1943 war penny? Depends, is it copper or steel?
A 1943 penny is silvery in color and is usually made out of steel with a zinc coating. It is also known as a steel war penny, or a "steelie". Pennies at this time were not made with copper ...
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
Wittnauer Precious Metals Guild Heritage of the Golden West collection
Longines Watch Company was started off in 1832 by Auguste Agassiz in Switzerland. In the 1950s, Longines purchased Wittnauer Watch Company and marketed a number of similar lines of watches under ...
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
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
DIEGO VOCI PAINTING OF THE WEEK 7/22/13
Another "Morocco Scene" surfaced this week. We have only an image of the painting and await further detail regarding date and title and provenance. In February 1962, Diego and Helga traveled to ...
by cjvoci
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
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
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
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
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
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
The $5,000 US bank note
(Wikimedia Commons) High denomination bills were used by banks and the Federal Government for large financial transactions. The Federal Reserve began taking high denomination bills out of ...
by Marra M

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