I think this first entry will be a TEST.
I thought I’d write this BLOG and reveal some reasearch tips.
This is a great link for researching BOOKS that are available for purchase online. 60 million BOOKS!!! http://www.alibris.com/

There are several other sites, but this one is my favorite.

The most read BOOK of all time was The Bible
Author: God
Copies sold: 6,000,000,000
OK, maybe not 6 billion, but a WHOLE lot.

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  1. wally says:

    Oh, I have all kinds of favorite accurate links.

    This is probably the best one for identifying SILVER marks.

    But not the only one

    and for pattern identification and replacement value

  2. wally says:

    I have to wonder if anyone has visited this blog as no one has made any kind of comment or reply. I think anyone can add a comment by hitting the reply button. Maybe I should advertise my blog.

    Trading, bartering, buying and selling stuff for 53 years.
    My answers are based on information you provided.

  3. irahanna says:

    Wally you replied to my question about the item in my father’s tools and I appreciate your answer that you think that it may be for reloading shells. When we were looking at the tools and brainstorming I had guessed that it might be something for reloading shells, so I am happy to see that I might be right. Do you have any idea how old it might be? I have Daddy’s shotgun that he had had for over 50 years but my father had not been hunting for many years. However, it would not surprise me if he saw this somewhere and picked it up, possibly a flea market.
    Thanks anyway for your helpful comment.

  4. wally says:

    I’m not a firearms expert, but that’s what they looked like to me. Here is a picture of an antique set.

  5. jenichoate says:

    Hi Wally,

    You posted your tagline as an answer to my question about my Hans Brinker book, but I didn’t see any specifics. Is this a question you can answer for me?

    Thank you.

  6. wally says:

    I also posted this link where you can look up any book.

  7. MrsBHolly says:

    Hi Wally,
    I haven’t been able to get replies to the 2 questions I had posted. I have answered/Emailed 1 or 2 with comments. I have also seen Robbay(?) answer a few.

    I’ve been checking Worthpoint nearly daily since posting my first question (re a 2-Volume set of Handel’s Messiah records). Maybe Worthpoint needs to provide better advertising or provide more replies to questions to drum up their business.

    I was pretty happy to see this website at first but now my guess is that people get disenchanted by ‘no replies’ and give up. That is something I might do eventually.

    Good luck with the blog and I’ll check back with you when I sign into Worthpoint.


  8. dbetts says:

    I am new to this web site and the process of finding information about antiques. Could you tell me anything else about this pitcher? Or, guide me in finding out more about it and it’s value.
    Thank you

  9. wally says:

    I can only suggest posting some pictures. I could not find the makers mark you described in my references, but at the beginning of my blog you will see links to many silver sites that you can search.

  10. elec_tech41 says:

    There is a florai drsign on the pieces. Each piece the number 06 etched on them

  11. wally says:

    Trading, bartering, buying and selling stuff for 53 years.
    My answers are based on information you provided.

    Visit my Worthpoint Blog. I’ll be spending some time in there.


    There are literally thousands of different floral designs. 06 is probably a design number, but without a catalog the number is meaningless. Seeing they are not marked sterling or 925 I would have to surmise silverplate. Without pictures I’m only able to guess a value. Try posting again with pictures.

  12. j13cak says:

    Thanks for your response to my query about the above. The print belongs to my mother and was left to her by an elderly relative 25 years ago. Not sure what she wants to do with it. Thanks again for your help.

  13. CATHYDOR says:

    Hi Wally,
    I checked out the sight you listed for books. The books I asked about have a copyright date of 1897. The Century Company Atlas. Do you have anyother suggestions where I might look to find out if they are worth anything?


  14. wally says:

    Well Cathy, In the world of cartography 1897 is not that old.
    The first modern atlas was printed in 1570. Most people like to look at old maps to see geography changes with today’s. I’d suggest a look at
    as it has lots of links, or finding someone who specializes in cartography.


  15. tarahbeth says:

    You responded to my post about a blue Roseville Magnolia 98-15 Vase. It was my mother-in-law’s and she has passed away. We are looking to sell this as we need the $ more than it and she has an obnoxious amount of stuff we have to get rid of or find storage for. Anyway, what would be the best option for trying to sell this vase? Do you know?

  16. wally says:

    I’ve been looking for the best and easiest way for years.

  17. max9544 says:

    Hi Wally, I appreciate your response regarding my inquiry of the Compact vacuum (circa 1956) I visited the websites u referred me to and found interesting history and information on vacuum cleaners..Still wondering though does it have any monetary value???
    Your sense of humor is refreshing, and you seem to know a lot about a lot of stuff, I applaud u..u have posted some very interesting comments to your blog..
    thanks again,


  18. wally says:

    I’m not sure of a value Will. There is a buyer for it somewhere, but he didn’t tell me what he’d pay!!

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  19. wally says:

    My old computer decided to die the other day.
    I’m busy recovering.

  20. missfaith says:

    Dear Wally,

    Hope you have recovered your material. Just a quick question. I have a full set of Johnson Bros. PAREEK china.
    I think that is the name of the pattern and the pieces are numbered 236. By full set I mean service for 12, dinner plates, salad plates, bread plates, soup bowls, fruit bowls, sugar, creamer, 2 covered bowls, and a gravy boat with plate. What might be the value of this particular set.

    Thank you,

    Miss Faith

  21. Chevy says:

    Hey Wally, we haven’t heard from you for a long time and I’m just wondering if you are ok and what’s up! Pop in the AB and let us know.