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I recently “inherited” some china items from my mother-in-law that belonged to her and her mother-in-law. Cleaning out their house due to the in-laws
I run a community drop-in group, with a number of regular members. We meet at Holy Trinity Church in Tottenham, and provide a space for people who are
Hello, I am from Michigan. I am glad to have found this site while trying to research the markings on a tea set. I acquired this tea pot and cups when
Hello, I just began collecting interesting blue and white pottery pieces. I am new at identifying marks but have been pretty successful up until now...this
I have just gotten into collecting Japanese and Chinese porcelain. I am a rank newbie but I working to learn more by reading books and visiting websites.
Hello, my name is Linda. I’m a teacher in Missouri and have had this silly little pot for many years. I’m not totally sure, but I think I got it from
Hello, My aunt has these two figures which her aunt inherited in 1935 from an auctioneer uncle. She was living in Nottingham, England at that time, We
Hi All As I read online once I have the pottery gene, I laughed because that is me in a nutshell. I gravitate towards ceramics, stoneware and pottery
Hello My name is Amanda and following successful treatment of cancer at the age of 44 I made some major life changes; notably I gave up keeping horses
Hi! Well, a little bit about myself, I've always liked picking up various treasures here and there and always imagine myself finding that priceless item.
Hi everyone! My name is Burelena and I live in central Washington. (No, we don't have lush greenery and it doesn't rain constantly. This is the desert.
Advice on how antique appraisals fit into the big picture of selling your collectible china
Antique bone china - If you are at all interested in antique bone china you need this online guide on the history of the leading firms.
Hello Peter I managed to find these bisque figurines a few weeks back. I have searched everywhere high and low and I cannot tell where these figurines
I sometimes go to a local tin pot auction. It does not however only auction tin pots ! Occasionally among the very assorted flotsam and jetsam I discover
Believe me when I say, that there isn’t really a fantastic far-fetched narrative in the commandeering of said item but alas all good things big or small
Hi Peter I discovered and purchased these three pieces of pottery from a local thrift store. My interest started in pottery several years ago when I came
Hi Peter I bought it at an auction. It was part of a large estate and I liked it immediately. I do not know its history; there was only one
I am an Oldie and have worked very hard all my life to build up a large,very eclectic mix of pieces:sculptures,art,porcelain,pottery,modern pieces,clocks,treen,gemstones,rocks,minerals,glass,silver,even
Hello Everyone! I am an antique dealer and I am interested in Figurines. I got hold of these figurines at an auction. I do not know anything about
Specialist antique auctions play an important role for the person wanting to sell thier wares without using eBay.
Antique appraisers glean their knowlegde by 'doing'. Many of the Antiques Roadshow experts have an auctionAntique appraisers glean their knowledge by 'doing'. Many of the Antiques eering background.
Fine china manufacturers A - Z listing - page 1 of 3; 'A to F' - a quick reference guide to antique & fine-china producers throughout history
Antique china and fine china tableware is a fascinating topic and if you need a quick but comprehensive background on a notable fine china maker, you will enjoy this section.
Scroll down to below John's post to see Peter's thought processes on this little vase. Howdy all! My name is John and I currently live in Omaha,
This teapot has been in my family since the late 1800's. It was recently passed down to me from an aunt who has no daughters (as this is an item passed
Antique china values are not such a difficult thing to attain nowadays. Find out more .....
Hi Peter My biggest challenge is solving the mysteries of some of my pieces. I know something of backstamps now and can usually identify it and date
Hello, my name is Rob. I'm a Cleveland State University junior. I do not have much of a background in porcelain. I have been researching the makers
Hi Peter and everyone else in this community . . I love stopping at yard sales. I was travelling through a beautiful part of Maine and saw an interesting
I’ve been trying to research this dish (tray or plate) on and off for about 10 years now, I inherited this beautiful piece from my great grandmother who
I am an antique who loves antiques. My Father's family is from Charleston, South Carolina via England and my paternal Great Great Grandfather enlisted
I am trying to find out what I can about the two urns that you can see in the photos. The blue urn is about 15 inches tall; the blue colour is really rich
Hello to all! My name is Carol and I'm at a loss for this near-Meissen symbol on this gorgeous tea set. Though it is only a partial set, each piece is
Hello! I have a pair of beautiful porcelain plates with a simple B.H.A. stamped underneath. There's also a pink blob which, upon closer inspection, could
My name is Dan. I have never been someone who ever had an interest in antiques or vintage items in my life. That was until a very good friend of mine,
Hi my name is Frank and I was wondering if anyone could help me. Recently my mother passed and I came across this pitcher. The mark seems to be of a large
Hello and thanks for reading this! I do hope you will be able to shed some light on my much-loved Mystery Dragon's origins. Firstly a bit about me. Two
Dear Peter First, I want to thank you for this site. I've learned more here in two days than the last month of researching the web. Over the years
Hi Peter I have been going to an antiques auction house for a few months now and the last one we went to was a ripper a lot of depression glass, ceramics,
Hi everyone I'm Heather I live in a small village just outside of cardiff in Wales uk. I'm 50odd years old and I've just started getting interested
Hi Peter Hello everyone! I am Leanne and I am very new to the world of pottery. I am from Texas and have quite the mystery on my hands. Hopefully this
Hi Peter I spotted this beautiful lady doing her curtsy in a collectible and vintage mall in Portland, Oregon. I could tell immediately - because of
Hello Peter and all My name is Corinne and I love to shop in antique and thrift stores always looking for that special thing that calls out to me. I love
Peter, Back again with another bit of a mystery. hus far I have enlisted the help of New York Public Library system. The mark on these pieces VF over
Dear Peter and all Since I was a poor young thing living independently I shopped at thrift stores for pretty pieces of china. My first set of china was
Hi Peter and all Thanks for a lively and interesting website... I live in the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, England and love scouring the charity shops,
Hi Peter and fellow visitors to this wonderful site. Indecipherable Japanese oval impressed pottery mark stamp I am ministry leader at my church, doing
Query:- Hand painted geometric blue and white floral pattern on a bowl with antique looking features and shape with a flowing kanji signature on the base