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Antique Pottery Marks Identification Guide: How Do I Find Out If My Pottery Is Valuable?

Antique Pottery Marks Identification Guide: How Do I Find Out If My Pottery Is Valuable?

Have you ever wondered what marks you see when turning a piece of pottery upside down? Well, these personalized symbols that are usually found right on the bottom of a piece of vintage or antique pottery are like a signature. In other words, the manufacturer’s logo provides information about the porcelain’s origins, age, and value….

Most Popular Antique Stoneware Crock: History, Identification, Valuing

Most Popular Antique Stoneware Crock: History, Identification, Valuing

Before technology developed and refrigerators appeared in our lives, stoneware crocks played an essential role in American kitchens. People used this airtight container to hold their heat-sensitive foodstuffs, like vegetables, salted meats, and butter. Antique stoneware crocks were mainly used because of their affordable, practical, and durable nature. Their core was sturdy enough to hold…

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A Tired Mom’s Guide to St. Patrick’s Day

March 12, 2019 It seems like every time we turn around there’s a new holiday “tradition” designed specifically to irritate already stretched thin moms. Christmas comes with elves and shelves. Valentine’s requires decked-out boxes filled with “punny” homemade cards. Even St. Patrick’s Day has come far from when the main activity was scoping out your…

Ring in the New Year with Delicious Party Appetizers
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Ring in the New Year with Delicious Party Appetizers

December 30, 2011 Nothing says party like a festive atmosphere, good friends, and delicious food.  Appetizers are a fantastic choice to serve at your New Years Eve party for a number of reasons.  Many of the appetizers you can make well in advance, so when your guests arrive all the cooking is done.  Appetizers also…

What Is the Value of My Antique Mirror? (Vanity, Dresser, Silver Hand )

What Is the Value of My Antique Mirror? (Vanity, Dresser, Silver Hand )

Genuine antique mirrors are an incredible addition to any home. Their often ornate frames and mottled glass surface grace sitting rooms, hallways, and bedrooms with an elegant ambience. Mirrors were first produced in Ancient Roman and Greek times – people would polish up a metal surface to make it highly reflective! Mirrors as we know…

A Survey of the 5 Most Valuable Fine China Brands (With a Comprehensive Guide for Collectors and Auctioneers)

A Survey of the 5 Most Valuable Fine China Brands (With a Comprehensive Guide for Collectors and Auctioneers)

Various civilizations have engaged in pottery since cooking became a prevalent part of human life. The practice began as early as the Pre-Neolithic period and was facilitated by the pottery wheel’s later invention in Mesopotamia. Thanks to its enormous clay deposits, Ancient China impacted the ceramics world by developing porcelain, also known as fine china,…

Antique Knife Identification Guide: Are Old Knives Valuable?

Antique Knife Identification Guide: Are Old Knives Valuable?

Knives are fascinating objects with an incredible history of use dating back to the stone age. These items have been used as tools, weapons, in ceremonial situations, and as decorations. Certain styles or brands of knives are synonymous with important periods of human history including wars, or used for specific purposes such as pre-industrial hand…

Most Valuable Antique China: Identifying, Valuing & Trading (2022 Updated)

Most Valuable Antique China: Identifying, Valuing & Trading (2022 Updated)

When a 20-piece dining set is passed down the generations, you could be unknowingly holding onto a fortune! China, the delicate white or translucent dinnerware pieces that chip and smash so easily, could be centuries old. Other items which are vintage rather than antique can be valuable too, as people like to collect fine china…