Victorian Christmas Bulb? Nope, Even Better – Antique Shooting Target Ball
Antique glass target balls are colored glass globes, about 3″ in diameter, used in the 19th Century in the US and Europe as part of […]
Are Your Christmas Serving Pieces Worth Some Money? You Bet They Are!
It’s time for you to get those Christmas serving pieces out and dust them off for the holiday season. We thought it would be interesting […]
Beautiful Glass Found in the Margins of the Antiques World: Hyacinth Vases, Spill Holders, and Glass Valentines
When you think of antique collectibles made of glass, you normally think of the major categories – china, vases, dinnerware, bottles, figurines and others. But […]
What is Filigree?
Filigree defined The English word filigree is actually shortened from the Latin word “filum” meaning thread and grain, like a small bead. The dictionary definition […]
Decorating With Victorian Era Tableware For The Holidays
Given the holidays are fast approaching, many of us will soon be setting festive Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Christmas tables for friends and family from […]
Auction Talk with Wayne: Auction Highlights October 2017
Welcome back… The fall selling season is in full swing, and we have some great auctions to share with you in this edition. We strive […]
What Creates Value in a Milk Bottle? Interest and Rarity
I was out slithering at the bottom of a river in my scuba gear last month, where I hoped to find old bottles and relics, […]
Mark of the Week: Gibson Glass Company
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 […]
Good Honest Wear Can’t Be Faked
I was walking though our local mall the other day, which is something I do about once or twice a year these days. Something drew […]
Is Your Sarsaparilla Bottle Worth $1 or $1,000?
The first “inexact” thing about sarsparilla is its spelling and pronunciation. I learned to spell it by pronouncing it in three distinct sections, as in […]