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  • Jun 27 2011
  • 27 Jun 2011

Unloved Antiques: Hummel Knockoffs

The seventh item in this series of “Unloved Antiques” are Hummel knockoffs, like the three above. These post-World War Two Japanese creations were based on […]

  • May 23 2011
  • 23 May 2011

English Antique Tableware a Popular, Practical Collectible

In the mid-18th century, potters of England’s Staffordshire district began experimenting with new clays, forms, glazes and decorative techniques in creating tableware. This explosion of […]

  • May 11 2011
  • 11 May 2011

Unloved Antiques: Commemorative Whiskey Decanters

The fourth item in this series of “Unloved Antiques”  (previous editions focused on Collector Plates, antique Singer Sewing Machines and vintage Decorator Prints) and is […]

  • Apr 18 2011
  • 18 Apr 2011

Ask A Worthologist Question: Rosenthal Porcelain Horse

Sandra B. bought this porcelain figure at an auction two years ago, but because as she was moving, it was packed away soon after she […]

  • Apr 4 2011
  • 4 Apr 2011

Unloved Antiques & Collectibles: ‘Limited Edition’ Collectors Plates

In the antique & collectibles trade, I often come across a number of items that are generally not in demand, are not rare or have […]

  • Feb 21 2011
  • 21 Feb 2011

Ask A Worthologist Question: Staffordshire Pearl Figural Group

Jessie H. got into a bidding war 10 years ago for a ceramic figurine at an auction. While he ended up paying more than he […]

  • Jan 25 2011
  • 25 Jan 2011

Developing a Passion for Collecting Chinese Porcelain

Are you a collector or are you in an accumulating phase? I interviewed Arnoldus Wilhelmus Johannes Jacobs—who likes to be called Arno Jacobs (or just […]

  • Dec 20 2010
  • 20 Dec 2010

Collector’s Minute: Christmas Plates

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without all the tradition and decorations. Precious memories stored away in boxes attics and basements along with the tinsel, ornaments and […]

  • Dec 14 2010
  • 14 Dec 2010

Ask A Worthologist Question: Rookwood Vellum Plaque

Vale E. has an unusual piece she inherited four years ago. Not knowing exactly what she had, she engaged “Ask a Worthologist” service. The question […]

  • Dec 7 2010
  • 7 Dec 2010

Ask A Worthologist Question: Dresser-Designed Minton Porcelain Vase

Anne J. has a piece of porcelain that her grandfather had picked up in England during the Second World War. Looking for a value before […]