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Ceramics

Hummel Figurines

Hummel Figurines
The background of the popular German figurines based on the drawings of Sister Hummel are discussed. Learn how to identify the authentic markings, spot the characteristic glazed earthenware ceramics, and understand the true market value of your Hummel figurine. [Video]
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Royal Doulton Figurines

Royal Doulton Figurines
Values, clues to identifying marks, types of figurines, and history of Royal Doulton ceramics in Burslem and Lambeth, England are discussed. Serial wares such as Gibson girls, Bunnykins, Shakespeare, Dickensware, and other lines with identifying markings are discussed.
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Maria Martinez Pottery

Maria Martinez Pottery

Authenticate, date your Maria Martinez piece by its signature, or lack of signature, and learn the history of how she perfected blackware pottery. Maria created pieces with family:  Julian, Adam, and Santana. Watch video now of Dr. Lori providing tips and appraising an $8,500 Martinez piece in front of a live audience. [Video]

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Determine Age of Pottery

Determine Age of Pottery
Tips for the marks and phrases to look for when trying to determine the age of pottery pieces and the values for pieces like Lladro, Hutschenreuther, Van Briggle, and others made in the 20th Century.
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Nippon

Nippon

Use the Nippon mark to date and value your ceramic and porcelain pieces and understand what the mark means, plus learn how to identify the different Nippon designs and valuable pieces.

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Valuable Punch Bowls

Valuable Punch Bowls
Tips to identify valuable punch bowls by their size, shape and design, plus the history of the bowl is discussed. Punch bowls often reflect someone’s social status with popular designs made with glass or ceramic.
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Belleek

Belleek

How to identify valuable Belleek china by its symbols, styles and shapes including deciphering and dating pieces by their 15 different markings and colors. This history of Belleek is also discussed.

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Meissen porcelain

Meissen porcelain

Values and history for Meissen porcelain pieces, tips how to identify valuable pieces and sets by their pattern and mark, plus how restoration could affect value with collectors.

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Understanding Pottery Marks

Understanding Pottery Marks

Learn how pottery marks can indicate a great deal of information about your ceramic piece. Spot the pottery mark by color, date, country of manufacture, maker's location, clay quality, etc. [Video]

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Friar Tuck Collectibles

Friar Tuck Collectibles
Goebel figurines from the Friar Tuck line for table use, tips for identifying the circa 1950s era collectibles, and their values are discussed.
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Get Bargains Antiques Shopping

Get Bargains Antiques Shopping

Do you get the best prices when antiques and thrift store shopping? Do you pay too much because you unknowingly reveal secrets to the seller so they end up not reducing the price for you? Read three tips from Dr. Lori to help get the best steals when antiques shopping. It's fun to shop, but even more fun when you get a bargain. Find out how.

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