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  • Nippon Marks
    Nippon
    Ceramics marked Nippon were created by many different Japanese manufacturers from 1891 to 1921. Pieces that are marked sell for more than unmarked pieces, but not all pieces made during the Nippon...
  • Fiesta Dinnerware
    Fiesta dinnerware was introduced by the Homer Laughlin China Co. in 1936. Here are some of the marks found on Fiesta dishes.           Fiesta dinnerware was introduced by the Homer...
  • Royal Doulton
    Royal Doulton traces its beginnings to 1815, when John Doulton partnered with Martha Jones and John Watts to form Jones, Watts and Doulton in Lambeth, England. Here are some 20th century marks used...
  • Boucher jewelry marks
    Boucher Costume Jewelry
    Marcel Boucher (1898-1965) was a costume jewelry designer and maker born in Paris, France. He was an apprentice to Cartier and was trained as a model maker. Here are some of the marks found on...
  • Depression Glass Patterns
    Depression glass was made by dozens of factories in the United States in the 1920s and 1930s. It is an inexpensive glass . . .           Depression glass was made by dozens of factories...
  • Art Pottery
    Marks found on some of the art pottery featured in the Humler & Nolan sale report in Kovels' February 2018 newsletter.           Here are some marks found on art pottery featured in...
  • American Dinnerware
    We get questions from readers who have inherited American dinnerware and want to know how old it is and what it’s worth. To find the value of your dinnerware, it helps to look at the...
  • Tin Toy Manufacturers
    Toys have always been traditional gifts for children. Mechanical tin toys were children’s favorites way before the advent of video games. Here are some marks used by companies that made tin...
  • Silver Flatware Serving Pieces
    Unique silver flatware serving pieces, meant to serve specific foods, have been made since Victorian times and can be found in many patterns. Grace your Thanksgiving table with some of these special...
  • French Art Pottery
    There has been increased collector interest in art pottery made from about 1875 to 1930. Here are marks found on French art pottery and porcelain.   There has been increased collector...

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