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  • Nov 17 2015
  • 17 Nov 2015

The Antique Turkey Platter: Rarely Used Dish Could Pay for Christmas and then Some

It’s that time of year where family heirlooms are dragged out of their hiding places in china cabinets and buffets to serve on the table […]

  • Nov 13 2015
  • 13 Nov 2015

‘Herzlichen Glückwunsch!’ Best Wishes on Starting a German Beer Stein Collection

Collecting something new can usually be overwhelming. When I first started collecting and selling beer steins, I was amazed by the vast variety available. A […]

  • Oct 13 2015
  • 13 Oct 2015

Bauer Pottery: Color for the Dinner Table and Beyond

Most people are familiar with the brightly colored ceramic dishes known as Fiesta. Homer Laughlin China of West Virginia introduced this line to an enthusiastic […]

  • Oct 7 2015
  • 7 Oct 2015

It’s All in the Marks: Dating a Wedgwood Jasperware Urn

This covered urn is an example of Wedgwood “Jasperware.” According to its owner, this one was purchased in 1980 at auction; its vintage was not […]

  • Sep 11 2015
  • 11 Sep 2015

The Ups And Downs of Depression-Era Southern California Pottery

When collectors think about California Pottery, they probably picture the vividly colored dishes produced in the golden state during the Great Depression years by the […]

  • Aug 18 2015
  • 18 Aug 2015

My Blue China: A Lesson in Globalization

Tracing the history of blue-and-white china is a great primer. The very first examples of white earthenware decorated with cobalt appeared in China as early […]

  • Aug 11 2015
  • 11 Aug 2015

Buying and Enjoying Japanese Porcelain & Historic Items; A Collector’s Take

Are you a collector or are you in an accumulating phase? I interviewed Andreas “Andy” Aigner, a program manager for a telecommunications company who lived […]

  • Jun 3 2015
  • 3 Jun 2015

Kintsugi Techniques: A Detailed Look at the Art of Repair

There is a boom going on in the Japanese art of repair called kintsugi. A quick search on the Internet will turn up links to […]

  • May 13 2015
  • 13 May 2015

The Secret Japanese Art of Kintsugi Brings Beauty to Breakage

Break a favorite antique? Instead of throwing it out or gluing it together, there is an alternative. Kintsugi, a traditional Japanese method of repairing ceramic, […]

  • Apr 21 2015
  • 21 Apr 2015

9 Hot Collectibles Categories to Consider for Investment Potential

Some collectors consider investment potential when buying antiques and collectibles. While not everyone agrees with this approach, a number of auctioneers and dealers gave their […]