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  • After the Flood – 10 Tips for Collectors

    After the Flood – 10 Tips for Collectors

    We compiled and updated our best advice on how to rescue your antiques and collectibles (including furniture, rugs and everything else) and are making it available to our readers as...

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  • Happy #whatsitwednesday!

    Happy #whatsitwednesday!

    Be the first to guess what the pictured item is by leaving a comment below. If you have your own whatsit, our editors can include it in a future post....

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  • St. Patrick's Day Greetings!

    St. Patrick's Day Greetings!

    Everyone knows the shamrock is a popular Irish symbol, but the lesser-known Irish harp is Ireland's official emblem. Get started on a St. Patrick’s Day collection!        

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  • Vintage Jewelry Sparkles

    Vintage Jewelry Sparkles

    Vintage jewelry should be examined carefully. Condition is an important part of determining value. Brand names and marks also increase value as was seen in the price of this Coro...

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  • Prices Fly High For Unique Martinware

    Prices Fly High For Unique Martinware

    Martinware, a salt-glazed stoneware, is known for grotesque bird-like creatures with long beaks called “Wally Birds,” and unusual pieces, like this two-faced jug. We give prices and how to identify...

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  • Baker Furniture – Quality Reproductions

    Baker Furniture – Quality Reproductions

    Baker Furniture became so good at reproductions that they repair museum quality pieces. Their reproductions are considered very high quality. This late-baroque style chest was made in the last 20...

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  • Royal Doulton Classics

    Royal Doulton Classics

    Royal Doulton is still found in many homes. Figurines with flambé glaze, like this lion, often catch the eye of buyers. See more examples of vintage Royal Doulton.          

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Collectors' Concerns
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  • Steiff Bear

    Steiff Bear

    Q: This apricot Steiff teddy bear belonged to my grandfather’s cousin, who was born in 1901. It’s in outstanding condition. It’s approximately 13 inches in length and has all the...

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Mystery Marks
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  • Strehla Vase

    Strehla Vase

    Q: Help Please! I’ve looked everywhere I can think of to identify the mark on this little vase. I can't make out the words, and I don't know if the...

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