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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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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 much is a $1 silver certificate worth?
1957B $1 silver certificate. Image posted by a guest $1 Silver Certificates, also called Blue Seal Certificates, were first issued in 1886. However, bills printed before 1928 were larger than ...
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
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
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 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
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
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
Kutani Porcelain. Small Vase from Japan.
I present this small vase made in Kutani, Japan. It is no more than 5 inches tall. It is a great condition. Thanks again to this community I learned a little bit about Kutani´s porcelain. ...
by Villasuso
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
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
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
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
Looking for Accurate Casting lamp or shade, or info on mine
Hello. I'm new here, and hoping for some information - or even better someone who has a lamp or top shade like mine for sale. I have a pair of reproduction hurricane lamps, one of which is shown ...
by JeffRamona
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
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
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
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
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
What is the value of a 1953 five dollar silver certificate?
The value of a 1953 $5 silver certificate ranges from $7 - $12. Rare certificates, misprints, and those with a star, or asterisk, are worth more - around $25. The value of a certificate drops ...
by Marra M
How much is a V.Carranza $100 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
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

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