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  • Sep 13 2013
  • 13 Sep 2013

Ask a Worthologist: Edmands & Co. Crock

Dendra Y. picked up a crock at a local auction. Only later did she look at the name stamped on it and became curious. She […]

  • Aug 22 2013
  • 22 Aug 2013

Beanies, Dolls and Plates: The ‘Valueless Collectibles’

We all know that the Beanie Baby craze was a wild ride for a couple of years. People were actually acquiring these plush little darlings […]

  • Aug 16 2013
  • 16 Aug 2013

It’s All in the Marks: How to Identify Rookwood Pottery

For appraisers at Antiques Roadshow-type of events, it’s often like teaching condensed “Antiques 101” courses, with a narrow focus on one maker, artist or decorative-arts […]

  • Aug 6 2013
  • 6 Aug 2013

It’s all in the Marks: Using War and ‘Country of Origin Marks’ for Quick Dating

For appraisers and dealers, there are some instant identifiers to determine earliest possible dates of production, some as simple as the country of origin mark. […]

  • Jul 14 2013
  • 14 Jul 2013

It’s All In The Marks: Dating Porcelain and Pottery

The process of identifying any item examined by an appraiser is based on a number of identifiers. In the case of pottery and porcelain, it […]

  • Jul 12 2013
  • 12 Jul 2013

Ask a Worthologist: Salt-Glazed Crock

Janice H. picked up a stoneware crock with a cobalt-blue design at a country auction. It does have some small damage, and she’s hoping to […]

  • Jul 9 2013
  • 9 Jul 2013

From Public Health Necessity to Collectibility: The History of the Beer Stein

When the first beer steins were being produced, their future collectibility likely wasn’t being considered by those who produced them. It took roughly 400 years […]

  • Jun 27 2013
  • 27 Jun 2013

Treasures That Aren’t: The Most Faked Collectibles

In antiques and collectibles, you’ve got your share of frauds and scams. We’ve been shocked by stories of imposters who can create “authentic” paintings by […]

  • Jun 20 2013
  • 20 Jun 2013

Lawn Art: The Oft-Overlooked Value in Estates

In American popular culture, the kitsch surrounding pink flamingo lawn ornaments appears universal. Mention such ornaments and visions of trailer parks in Baltimore come to […]

  • Jun 4 2013
  • 4 Jun 2013

America’s Early Antique Stores: When did the Industry begin in Earnest in the U.S.?

Having lunch with friends from the U.K., we discussed our afternoon spent browsing through antique stores. “Why aren’t there more antiques in your antique stores?” […]