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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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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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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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Limoges Porcelains

Limoges Porcelains

Values, history, and tips to identify valuable Limoges porcelains including Haviland, Bernardaud, and T&V and how to find quality pieces and avoid cheap knock-offs.

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Dating Pottery Pieces

Dating Pottery Pieces

Tips for the phrases and terms to look for on pieces of pottery when dating your piece to determine its value on pieces by makers like Delft, Nippon, Staffordshire, Limoges and others in the 19th Century.

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Identify bone china vs. porcelain

Identify bone china vs. porcelain

Understand how to tell the differences between bone china and porcelain by the different materials used, the color of pieces, how they are fired in the kiln and other features which affect value.

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Spode

Spode

Tips to identify valuable pieces of Spode china and ceramics by their mark and pattern including the Blue Willow and Christmas Tree patterns of Spode. Values for plates and sets are shared.

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Wedgwood

Wedgwood

Values and history for Wedgwood pottery, how to identify the three body types including Queen's ware, Black basalt and Jasperware. Plus, tips about Wedgewood marks and forgeries.

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Quimper Pottery

Quimper Pottery

Tips to identify high quality and valuable Quimper pottery pieces using their marks, decorations, and details. Also, learn about it's history, why it's valuable and avoiding knock-offs.

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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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