Found 111 articles matching Metals category.
  • Nov 11 2016
  • 11 Nov 2016

Do You Mind if I Smoke? Smoking Accessories and Tobaccoania

I don’t wish to glamorize smoking, however I have to admit that antique and vintage smoking accessories and paraphernalia are incredibly popular with all sorts […]

  • Nov 10 2016
  • 10 Nov 2016

Polishing Your Antique Silver: Tips for a Tedious Holiday Chore

Thanksgiving Day is coming faster than you think, and if you are tempted to get out your antique silver to make your holiday table sparkle, […]

  • Oct 16 2016
  • 16 Oct 2016

Can You Identify These Relics From the Mud?

There may be no more maligned hobby in the world than metal detecting. Everyone has the image of the guy in the Bermuda shorts down […]

  • Aug 9 2016
  • 9 Aug 2016

The Silver Treasures that go Unnoticed and Unclaimed

As an appraiser, I often run into under-appreciated items while being asked to examine other items that clients have deemed as more valuable. Quite often, […]

  • Jul 11 2016
  • 11 Jul 2016

Mark of the Week: Liberty & Co., Cymric Silver and Archibald Knox

We are all fortunate to have an incredible resource for identifying marks right at our fingertips. WorthPoint’s MAPS (Marks, Autographs, Patterns and Symbols) database has […]

  • May 18 2016
  • 18 May 2016

How to Use Marker’s Marks to Identify and Value Antiques and Collectibles

For those of us interested in antiques and collectibles, maker’s marks, shop and factory marks, brands and labels can both help identify and indicate a […]

  • May 13 2016
  • 13 May 2016

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, […]

  • Jan 25 2016
  • 25 Jan 2016

Bold as Brass: Cleaning Your Antique Brass Furniture Hardware

Most traditional furniture hardware is brass or brass looking, but that covers a multitude of sins. Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc and […]

  • Jul 26 2015
  • 26 Jul 2015

Dining with Antiques – Pierced Sterling Serving Pieces

Wealthy Victorians had a formal, unique serving utensil for almost every kind of food—oysters, asparagus, bone marrow, crackers, fruit preserves, horseradish, olives—you name it. Today, […]

  • Jun 24 2015
  • 24 Jun 2015

Apples to Apples: Comparing Genuine Chinese Export Silver to Fakes and Phonies

There is a cartoon that has been circulating in China that features two men and four baskets of apples. On each basket is the Apple […]