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The Collector’s Minute: Porcelain and Pottery Markings Reference Points (11/16/09)
This mark was used on French Quimperware pottery made by the De la Hubaudière factory from 1883 to 1895. You might wonder when watching the appraisers at “Antiques Roadshow” just how they can determine so much information about a … More >>


The Collector’s Minute: Venetian Murano Glass (10/6/09)
This Venetian Murano pheasant (circa 1960) measures 19 inches long and stands about 10 inches tall. Comparable examples by unknown artists sel in the $150 to $300 range.Murano glass has a very long history. In 1292, an ordinance was passed in the city of Venice that banished … More >>


The Collector’s Minute: The Laughing Buddha Figure (9/29/09)
A modern Chinese example of a laughing Buddha.“Laughing Buddha” is the common English name for the Buddhist figure variously known as Budai or Hotei. He is the … More >>


Currier & Ives Prints: Ways to Tell Originals form Reproductions (9/22/09)
Currier & Ives lithograph “Attacking a Right Whale.”From 1834 to 1907 the firm of Currier & Ives provided for the American people a window on their country’s … More >>


George Hunzinger’s 19th-Century ‘Patent Furniture’ is Easy to Identify (9/15/09)
An example of George HunzingerThis rocking chair is an example made by the factory of Hunzinger was born in Germany in 1835 to a family … More >>


Jump Into Collecting Books: Investing in Modern and Current First Editions (9/14/09)
First edition of “Carrie”If you are looking for an investment you can enjoy on a rainy day is relatively easy to get into … More >>


German-made Jasperware: Easy to Find & Underappreciated (8/25/09)
This German-made Jasperware, like this plaque depicting classical scenes, are very unappreciated items and often sell in the $80-$200 range at auction.“Jasperware” was originally developed by Josiah Wedgwood during the mid 1700′s. The Wedgwood company was one of the most innovative … More >>


New Haven Clock Company a Most Prolific Operation (8/18/09)
This pine and Rosewood-veneer clock with a painted glass door is a typical New Haven Clock Company cottage clock.The New Haven Clock Company was one of the most prolific of the early American New England clock companies. Some … More >>


Advertising History: The Origin of ‘Nipper,’ the RCA Victor Dog (8/18/09)
Dog Looking at and Listening to a Phonograph,” painted by Francis Barraud, would become one of the best know advertising images in the world.“Nipper,” the RCA Victor advertising dog, was one of the most familiar advertising icons of the early 20th century. The … More >>


The Curious Time Piece: A 19th Century Japanese Bracket Clock (6/22/09)
A 19th Century Japanese Bracket Clock, circa 1840. With its wooden case intact, it would sell at auction for more than $5,000.One of the joys of being an appraiser is the number of truly wonderful things one runs into on what starts … More >>


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