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Q: Can you tell me what the markings stand for on this silver tankard? I searched your website but couldn’t find anything resembling the markings.
Q: I inherited this Dragon & Lotus carnival glass bowl from my mother. I would like to know what color this is and the bowl’s approximate worth. Any information you can give me would be helpful.
Q: I’d like to know the value of my Imari tea set. It includes a teapot, creamer and sugar, four cups and saucers, and six side plates. All are in mint condition, no chips or cracks.
Q: This vase with the image of a man riding a horse is marked “Willets, Belleek.” It is 14 in. tall. Can you tell me the age and value?
Q: This small Coca-Cola mirror is about 2 1/4 inches across and pictures a woman with long brown curly hair. She’s wearing a yellow cap and low-cut dress with a red-and-white bodice. How much it is worth and where can I sell it?
Q: This pink vase was my grandmother’s. Two different stories have been told. One is that it was a gift from her 1948 wedding; the other is that she bought it at the Roseville factory in southern Ohio when she and my grandfather drove to and from Florida before 1955. Either way, I would love information about it and its value.
Q: I’d like information about this Van Bergh butter dish. It’s marked “Van Bergh Silver Plate Co., Rochester, N.Y., Quadruple Plate” and “320.” I haven’t seen anything exactly like it. When was it made and how much is it worth?
Q: This tool was in a box of stuff we bought at an auction. We have no idea what it was used for. The blade retracts. This mark with the letters “B” and “M” and a line in the middle of the “B” is stamped on it. It also has the patent date Feb. 23, 1915. Can you tell us what we have?
Q: Can you help identify these antique binoculars? I was told they were used during the Civil War and the name on the case was the person in the war. Some of the letters are missing. It looks like it could be Paul A. Shoen. I can’t make out what exactly it says before Paul or the ending of the long last name. The initials “MS” are engraved on the binoculars. Do you know what I have? Is it common to see initials?
Q: This porcelain ashtray came from Germany. It pictures a statue in some trees and the word “Hermannsdenkmal” on the front. There are two marks on the back. The original mark, “Plankenhammer Floss,” is overstamped with a gilt stamp, “Fritz Montag Porta Westfalica.” Why is the mark overstamped?