How to Remove Stains from your Antique China, Pottery and Porcelain
Have you ever passed up purchasing a wonderful piece of art pottery, flow blue, transferware or any other collectable ceramic or porcelain because it had horrible crazing or other stains? I know I have. Condition, condition, condition is the mantra that has been drilled into our heads. Only buy the best when purchasing our collectables and antiques.
For Appraisers, the Learning Process Never Ends
When one becomes a personal property appraiser, your education never ends. It is an ongoing learning process. You are continually updating your credentials and keeping […]
Locomotive-Shaped Iron Could be a Real Money Train
For WorthPoint member Marilyn Detwiler, this locomotive-shaped iron may be a money train. Marilyn contacted WorthPoint, requesting information through Ask a Worthologist about an iron […]
Dressed Fleas and Flea Circus are Not Necessarily for the Dogs
One of the most unusual and interesting Ask A Worthologist questions that we have come across was posed by Lisa Townley, a WorthPoint member from […]
Big Finds in the Oddest Places—Cut Glass Flask
I have always thought the life of an archeologist would be a life of excitement, with heart-racing finds from civilizations long gone. Bottle diggers must […]
‘The Myriopticon, A Historical Panorama: Rebellion’
The name “The Myriopticon, A Historical Panorama: Rebellion” is not one that rolls off the tongue very easily, and “Myriopticon” is a word very few […]
The word “chatelaine” means keeper of the castle. The person trusted to have the keys.
Sterling Tea Balls and Infusers
Tea balls, also known as tea infusers and tea eggs, were most popular around 1890 to 1910. Tea balls are perforated metal ball-shaped containers in which tea leaves are placed. The infuser/tea ball is placed in a cup or pot of hot or boiling water, allowing the tea to brew without loose tea leaves spilling into the pot or cup.
Hat Pins, A Deadly Weapon?
Hat Pins, a Deadly Weapon?
Is it Bakelite?
There are many types of collectible plastics. Distinguishing their traits and characteristics can be challenging.