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What are gold replica stamps worth?
Gold replica stamps were sold as part of a subscription program (per release or monthly) and members could receive them in the mail, sometimes up to three at a time. These stamps were not issued by ...
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 Condition Serial number (if it is unique) Red seal two dollar bills have three different dates: 1928, 1953, 1963. On the ...
by Vale
How much is a $100 V. Carranza coin worth?
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 2014, they are no longer ...
by Marra M
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
Collectible porcelain: Geisha Lithophane cups
These lovely Geisha lithophane cups were first created in the late 1800's and production continued until the 1950's. The cups are thin and the photo found at the bottom of the cup is created ...
by Marra M
Collectible porcelain: Jean Pouyat
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 1760. His son Francois Pouyat owned ...
by Marra M
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
Who was the artist Burnett?
Many people come on ArtifactCollectors.com asking about their Burnett painting, however, there is actually more than one Burnett artist, and one of them may not even be a real person! The artists ...
by Vale
How much is a 1957 One Dollar Bill (Blue Seal) Worth?
While the blue seal may seem to make this dollar bill unique, it doesn't. Millions of these 1957 blue seal dollars were printed and, depending on the condition, their value ranges from face value ...
by Vale
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
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
Royal Rudolstadt According to Kovels, Rudolstadt was a faience factory in Thuringia, Germany from 1720 to 1791. From 1887 until 1918, New York and Rudolstadt Pottery collaborated to produce ...
by Marra M
What is the best way to sell a china set?
Anyone who wants to sell their china is, of course, going to want to get the highest possible value for their used china or heirloom china with the least amount of hassle. But, where is the best ...
by Marra M
Real or Fake: Gold Bullion Bars
So, you recently inherited, discovered, bought some gold bullion bars and now you want to know if they are real... There are a few key identifying marks that will help determine if your piece is ...
by Marra M
How much is a $1 silver certificate worth?
Image of one of the very first $1 Silver Certificates, Series of 1928, with the signatures of Harold Theodore Tate and Andrew W. Mellon. $1 Silver Certificates, also called Blue Seal ...
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
National Potteries Corporation (Napco)
National Potteries Corporation, also known by the shortened version of its name, 'Napco' (I am sure you must have heard about "Napco Fine China", "Napcoware" or "Napco China"), was actually located ...
by marveldcollector
How to tell if it is a real painting or a lithograph
Frank Moss Bennett's "Pride of Capture" piece; posted by FelixR. Note: You have to find a way to remove the canvas from the frame. Do this gently so as not to damage the piece. Here are some tips ...
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 ...
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 ...
by Marra M
Real or Fake: Sevres porcelain
An 'S' with the interlocking 'L's' (as seen in the image above) is the official Sevres porcelain mark. However, this mark is commonly known for being imitated and, therefore, it is hard to know the ...
by Marra M
Hummel knockoffs by Erich Stauffer and Arnart Creations
There are many porcelain figurines, such as the one pictured above, that appear to be part of the Hummel porcelain figurine collection. However, they are not real Hummels, but are actually ...
by Marra M
"The Gay Philosopher" created by Henry Major
The character in the above painting looked very familiar to me so I did some digging. I learned that the character is "The Gay Philosopher" created by Henry Major (1889-1948). However, the painting ...
by Norml99
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
Do you have an authentic copy of the US Bill of Rights?
It might help to note, for those who have "original copies" that: There were only 14 ever produced that were truly original, meaning hand written and they are as follows: George Washington had ...
by JET922
Chevron Cars Collectors
Jan Marlyn Reesman Who said toy cars are just for kids? Not the Chevron Cars Collectors. Background The Chevron Cars are part of an advertising campaign of the Chevron Corporation consisting of ...
by Ruth
5 of the most expensive collectible stamps
The most expensive postage stamps carry greater value because of their rarity and their historical importance. The stamps listed below are five of the most expensive stamps. 1. 1856 British ...
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
How much is a lady liberty silver dollar coin worth?
Image posted by Albert Lopez 1921 Lady Liberty Silver dollar There were 2 designs, the first was struck only in 1921 and the second from 1921-1935, missing a few years. The much more common ...
by Haleiwahi
Chairs by Heywood Wakefield company
A Heywood Wakefield chair offered on Ebay for $225 Heywood Wakefield Company Here is a bit of background about Heywood Wakefield Company. It was a US furniture manufacturer established in 1897. ...
by Marra M
Höchst Porcelain. Two periods of Figurines
Hochst porcelain marks History of Hochst porcelain 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 ...
by Villasuso
Collectible Porcelain: Royal Cauldon
Background Cauldon Potteries were first established in 1920 while Cauldon Ltd. was in operation from 1905 to 1920. The actual factory dates even early than that to John Ridgway, who built 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
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
America's Other Money
Most of you are probably familiar with at least some of the many different issues of U.S coinage and currency from its beginning to the present. However, not so long ago there existed in America ...
by yardbird
How to date a bat hurricane lamp
photo by Guest The manufacturer of hurricane lamps with a bat trademark was Erfurter Sturmlaternenfabrik Fr. Stuebgen located in the city of Erfurt, Thuringia The lanterns are also locally known as ...
by marveldcollector
Collectible Coins: Roman Coins "Titus"
photo by bekadoubledeka Background In AD80 or 81, Titus issued a coin with a picture of the Roman Coliseum on one side. Roman coins usually depicted famous buildings and monuments found in Rome. ...
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 clean an oil painting at home
I suggest getting an expert to do the cleaning as oil paintings are very sensitive media, but, if you choose to do it yourself, here are two DIY methods: 1. Use a cotton swab and saliva. It can ...
by marveldcollector
What is the difference between Antique, Vintage, and Collectible?
Antique Antique comes from the Latin word antiquus, which in English means old. Objects that are at least 100 years old can be referred to as 'antique'. These are pieces that showcase the work of ...
by Marra M

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