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  • Oct 15 2013
  • 15 Oct 2013

Ask a Worthologist: Lladró Ballet Dancers Figurine

WorthPoint member Denise J. purchased a Lladró figurine from a bankruptcy sale of a jewelry store. She believes it must have been old stock because […]

  • Oct 8 2013
  • 8 Oct 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Belmont Metal Products Dual White Enamel Washtubs

QUESTION: I have a dual (double) washtub setup. The tubs have a white enamel finish and are mounted on a metal frame. There is a […]

  • Sep 30 2013
  • 30 Sep 2013

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Elaine Miller on Glass and Ceramic Restoration

In this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis conducts a fascinating interview with noted glass and ceramic conservator Elaine Miller, where she discusses the […]

  • Sep 30 2013
  • 30 Sep 2013

It’s all in the Marks: No, It`s not Early Meissen

Contrary to many who believe that advertising and product branding was mainly a Madison Avenue/20th-century marketing innovation, “branding”—the marketing of a name, or even profiting […]

  • Sep 25 2013
  • 25 Sep 2013

Rinker on Collectibles: Who’s Responsible for Maintaining Value in a Collecting Category?

The antiques and collectibles market is not a laissez-faire economy. According to Wikipedia, laissez-faire is “an economic environment in which transactions are free from government […]

  • Sep 24 2013
  • 24 Sep 2013

It’s all in the Marks: What Does ‘OEPIAG/EPIAG’ Mean?

Going through the e-mail from WorthPoint readers, we often receive questions about the markings on pottery and porcelain, particularly European pieces made between the First […]

  • 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 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 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 […]