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  • Mar 11 2013
  • 11 Mar 2013

Toys, Glass, Petroliana Fetch Top Dollar in Auction

RAYMOND, Ill. — A standard-glaze portrait vase bearing the likeness of a cocker spaniel sold for $2,640 on the last day of a three-day auction […]

  • Mar 3 2013
  • 3 Mar 2013

It’s All In the Marks: Identifying Ceramics and Glass

To well-seasoned or novice collectors, determining a maker or origin of a piece can be very confusing if it is outside their normal area of […]

  • Mar 1 2013
  • 1 Mar 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: World War Two-Era USO Entertainer-Signed Dollar Bill

QUESTION: I have a bill that my father carried through his World War II service in Africa, Italy and Germany. The bill contains autographs obtained backstage […]

  • Feb 14 2013
  • 14 Feb 2013

It’s All In the Marks: Dating Royal Copenhagen Figurines

To well-seasoned or novice collectors, determining a maker or origin of a piece can be very confusing if it is outside their normal area of […]

  • Jan 23 2013
  • 23 Jan 2013

Ask a Worthologist: The Mystery of the Hungarian-Italian Vase

Ben N. claims to know nothing about antiques; he just buys what he likes and, to date, he’s done very well when he’s researched what […]

  • Jan 17 2013
  • 17 Jan 2013

Hollywood Chiefs’ Rare Pre-Columbian Artworks Head to Auction

BOULDER COUNTY, Co. – Items from the pre-Columbian art collections of two Hollywood notables are set for auction on Feb. 1, including museum-quality pottery, carvings, […]

  • Jan 3 2013
  • 3 Jan 2013

It’s all in the Marks: Kalk’s Crossed-Arrows, ‘Erich Stauffer’ Used in Knockoffs

To collectors, well-seasoned or novice, the subject of determining a maker or origin of a piece can be very confusing if it is outside their […]

  • Dec 19 2011
  • 19 Dec 2011

Using Identification Marks: What’s a Kite Mark? Part II

Two different Kite/Diamond marks were used to identify various patterns that were registered in the United Kingdom, the first set—used from 1842-1867—was covered in part […]

  • Dec 12 2011
  • 12 Dec 2011

Using Identification Marks: What’s a Kite Mark? Part I

There are several ways to place an estimated date of production for factory-made pieces of pottery or porcelain: some involve the marks used by the […]

  • Nov 28 2011
  • 28 Nov 2011

Ask A Worthologist Question: Roseville Vase

Jeff A. found an unusual vase he thinks is Art Nouveau. He recently bought it at an antique store because he liked its design. His […]