Pewter collectibles

Find out how to decipher the different marks on pewter plates, mugs, lamps and other collectibles. Understand which pieces have more value than others based on the pewter collectible's use and marks.

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Salesman Samples

How to tell value and if you have a salesman sample like a sewing machine, stove, cast iron skillet or another or if you simply have a kid’s toy. Tips to help you identify the age of your salesmen sample.

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Oil Lamps

Find valuable oil lamps by learning how to identify the lamp's chimney, burner, font, and wick. Look for specific manufacturers’ names, decorative patterns and colored glass fonts and ceramic stems..

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Railroad Lanterns

Find valuable railroad lanterns by how to identify the lantern’s globe style and height. Plus, look for specific manufacturers like Westlake and others who made lanterns for the New York Central Line and Pennsylvania railroads.

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World’s Fair Collectibles

How to find valuable collectibles from the World’s Fair including fair tickets, Ferris wheel toys, Eiffel Tower snow globes, bottles, cups and more as they relate to a specific fair’s history.

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How Old is my Bottle?

How to determine the age of your old bottle and its value using the bottle’s base, bottle’s top or lip and marks and letters on the old bottle. Understand how your bottle is made to help determine value.

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Antique Snow Globes

How to find valuable snow globes knowing their origins as souvenirs and paperweights to their glass dome, snowflakes, and their interior tableau or scenery under the dome.

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Marbles

How to find valuable marbles and what to look for when identifying the colors and patterns of marbles made with clay or glass. Also, understand the history and names of marbles.

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Collectible Milk Bottles

How to identify milk bottles, determine their origin, and date the bottles by their shape, label, color, and seams. Understand how the 'scar' can help classify the bottle and markings like ‘store’ also provide clues.

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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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