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  • 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 […]

  • Jan 30 2014
  • 30 Jan 2014

Chicago’s Randolph Street Market offers a Warm Reception despite Winter’s Chill

Just a day before I was to fly out to the January Wonderful Winter Market at the Randolph Street Market for WorthPoint, I got a […]

  • Jan 7 2014
  • 7 Jan 2014

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Silver-Plated Furness Bermuda Shaker

QUESTION: I have a silver-plated salt or pepper shaker from the Furness Bermuda line. It measures approximately 3 1/2 inch high. The bottom is marked […]

  • Oct 7 2013
  • 7 Oct 2013

Chinese Export Silver Candlesticks are Lustrous Beacons of Excellence

中國出口銀器: 明亮的卓越之燈塔 Chinese Export Silver is without doubt the most mysterious silver category the world ever saw. Only now, more than 70 years after it […]

  • Jul 8 2013
  • 8 Jul 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Joe Namath Football Passer Toy

QUESTION: I recently rediscovered my Joe Namath Passer, a plastic toy standing approximately two feet tall and which could “pass” a plastic football across the […]

  • Aug 10 2011
  • 10 Aug 2011

Unloved Antiques: Silver-Plated Souvenir Spoons

The next item in this series about unloved antiques is mid-20th century silver-plated souvenir spoons. Most owners of these collections think they are quite valuable, […]

  • Jun 13 2011
  • 13 Jun 2011

Unloved Antiques: 1847 Rogers Brothers Flatware

The sixth item in this series of Unloved Antiques is early 20th century flatware; the 1847 Rogers flatware sets in particular. Such sets were often […]

  • May 31 2011
  • 31 May 2011

Unloved Antiques: ‘Bronze’ Flatware

The fifth item in this series of “Unloved Antiques” is Thai “bronze” flatware. While it’s often listed for sale online as “gold plated” or “solid […]

  • Jul 14 2009
  • 14 Jul 2009

Sheffield and Silver Plate: What to Look For

The social background for the discovery of the methods of plating on copper used in the Sheffield process is quite interesting. It was a time […]

  • Feb 13 2009
  • 13 Feb 2009

Pseudo Silver Hallmarks and What They Really Mean

One thing that confuses novice collectors more than anything else is “silverware,” a term that one would think implied the item was indeed constructed of […]