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  • Royal Doulton Prototype

    Q: I recently purchased a small jug which I’ve identified as “The Soldier.” My problem is on the base, where it only has the back stamp for the late 1930s with the word “PROTOTYPE” above it. Could you please give me any information on it, or tell me where I might find info?

     

     

     

     

     

  • Game plates
    Royal Worcester Game Plate

    Q: Can you tell me the age and value of this 13-piece set of Royal Worcester vitreous game bird set? It includes a platter and 12 plates with a different bird on each. The plates are 9 1/4 inches in diameter. This mark is on the back. I bought the set for $40.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Roycroft sconce
    Roycroft Sconce

    Q: These hammered copper sconces are from my mother’s estate. I haven’t been able to identify the maker. They are marked with a vertical line, two short crossbars, and the letter “R” in a circle. I can’t find this mark anywhere. Can you help?

     

     

     

     

     

  • Russian propaganda poster
    Russian Propaganda Poster

    Q: I’m trying to figure out if this is an original World War II propaganda print or a knock-off. The paper seems really odd; it almost feels like leather. Can you figure out what it is? It’s dated 1941.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Sascha Brastoff pitcher
    Sascha Brastoff Pitcher

    Q: I’ve been given some nice pieces of Sascha Brastoff pottery and would love to know the value of each piece. Some are signed “Sascha.” They are also marked with the gold rooster, “California,” and a number. I have vases, bowls, a tray, ashtray with lighter, candy dishes, and small serving dishes with different design. I haven’t been able to find them to try to price them to sell.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Perfume lamp
    Perfume Lamp

    Q:  Years ago I purchased this bulldog night-light at an estate sale. It’s porcelain and is 4 1/2 inches tall and 5 1/2 inches long. There are several holes in the top of its head. The body is orange and the eyes are green glass. The bottom is stamped “Germany” and has this maker’s mark, which I drew. How was is used?

     

     

     

     

     

  • Silver-plated box
    Silver Box

    Q:  I bought this small metal box that’s shaped like a book on legs at an antiques shop. It appears to have marble on the inside. On the bottom is the letter “K” with an 8 on the left and maybe a “C” on the right (I can’t tell). What was the box for? Is it silver plate? Should I clean it? I paid $2 for it.

     

     

     

     

     

  • National cash register
    Cash Register

    Q:  My dad has a National brass cash register. There is a metal plate attached that has the number 1262499 and 582-EL-5F. We need help pricing it and finding out where we could sell it for my Mom.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Stoneware crock
    Stoneware Crock

    Q: Do you have any idea where this stoneware crock might be from or when it was made? It’s marked with a crown and the number “12.” It looks similar to one from England.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Howard & Sons table
    Howard & Sons Table

    Q: We’d like to know the history of an antique table and where we can sell it. There is a paper label underneath the top that says “Easy Chair & Sofa Factory, Howard & Sons Upholsterers.” Underneath that is “26 & 27 Berners Street, London, patent dining tables.”

     

     

     

     

     

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