Vintage CorningWare

Which are the most popular vintage CorningWare pieces? Are they still making these pieces? Which ones are rare? Read to see what to look for when thrifting and reselling vintage CorningWare including a list of valuable patterns and why CorningWare is still popular. Do you have the Blue Cornflower or Country Festival patterns? Plus, learn it’s surprising history.

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Identify and Value Colored Glass

Need help to identify and value colored glass pieces you’ve bought when thrifting? How do the colors of glass pieces affect their resell value? Read how ruby, Vaseline, white and milk, purple and black, and other colored glass pieces are made. Knowing how pieces are made will help you with their identification and value.

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Northwood Carnival Glass

Love carnival glass? Need more information for your listings when reselling? Dr. Lori reveals how to identify and value Northwood carnival glass and find it’s hidden mark. Also, learn about its patterns and history, how carnival glass got started and Northwood’s relationship to Fenton and Tiffany glass.

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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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