INSTANT APPRAISAL & MAKERS MARKS IDENTIFICATION FOR ANTIQUES and COLLECTIBLES

This antique football sweater was made by Spalding and dates to the era of through An impressive piece in all regards, it is of the highest quality and a large size for the era. The applique on the chest features the lettering ND which could represent Notre Dame but we have no provenance for this piece. This is a superb antique football jersey that is worthy of any vintage football collection! View this vintage baseball tintype and other baseball memorabilia by clicking the image above! This unusual laced basketball features extruded seams and remains in exceptional condition. Click the image above to view it and other antique basketball equipment now! Find this hand signed baseball and a large variety of vintage baseball memorabilia for sale by clicking above.

It’s A (collectible) Doll’s World For Antique Lovers, Investors

You’ll also be signed up to receive e-newsletters from Antique Trader and partners. Stroke of marketing genius defines a tea firm and creates a thriving collectible By: Zac Bissonnette March 31, Imagine a young executive walking into a boardroom with this pitch: Three-hundred million figurines and a legion of collectors later, it looks brilliant. The company was pleased with the results, and launched a similar promotion in , this time targeting the British market.

In , the company started including the miniatures in tea sold in the United States.

Areas not covered by clothes such as face, hands and lower legs are age grubby with grubby marks to face.

The antique and doll collectible shop, aptly named Memories at Shady Oak, opened last week in their spacious old home at Center Street and Orange Avenue in Eustis. Some are used – or, as they say in the business, ”well-loved,” she said. Most are in mint condition – a consideration for the serious collector. The Lubers, who moved here in October, specialize in dolls and small antiques but plan to expand next year when they move items from their old shop in Wisconsin.

Some of their collectibles include Cabbage Patch dolls of different nationalities and ”preemie” originals. All prices are not that high. The collection includes several German Heubach dolls from the late s and early s, a large selection of Margarite Steiff German dolls and stuffed animals, and a rare black German doll, dated about Men buy almost as many dolls as women do, she said, ”because dolls are an investment if you have dealer you can trust.

The Lubers’ collection features a variety of American-made dolls, among them, the Kewpie Carnival dolls and virtually ”everything in between,” Luber said. They also have numbered, limited editions dolls by Ohio doll artist Lee Middleton, nun dolls in authentically reproduced habits, and early composition Madame Alexander dolls from the late s and early s. The business at Orange Ave.

Doll Maker’s Marks

Having first identified the makers marks, place of origin and age of your items makes it easier to research them further. Likewise, appraising and evaluating your items by finding similar examples that have actually sold, helps you determine their worth and gives you a better understanding of current market conditions. In turn, this valuable information leads to better decisions when buying or selling and can prevent costly mistakes in paying too much or selling too low.

It also helps in describing or listing your items using the correct terms to attract more buyers. And in the case of family heirlooms, it enables you to delve more deeply into their history.

It is in excellent condition, it has all its original wallpaper and windows, just missing one curtain.

It paints an absorbing portrait of this unsung King, a man of deep contradictions who can be credited for bringing the British monarchy into the modern age. The decades of waiting in the wings took their toll on Bertie. He drifted, without purpose — and turned to hedonistic pleasures to fill his time, much to the disappointment of his puritanical parents Victoria and Albert.

He even had a special box set aside at his coronation for his various mistresses. Women were a passion he had come to early. Bertie, then 19, was duly dispatched to an Army camp in Ireland. The ploy could not have backfired more spectacularly. Soon after his arrival, fellow officers arranged for an actress named Nellie Clifden to be smuggled into his quarters. In his diary for , the young Prince made the following entries: She never forgave her son.

But the greatest love of his life is accepted to have been the society beauty Daisy Warwick, known for throwing fabulous tea parties at her mansion in Essex. His enormous appetite left him with a 48in girth — and little wonder. Breakfast was platefuls of bacon and eggs, haddock and chicken, and toast and butter. An hour or so of shooting gave him the appetite for turtle soup.

Dresden Porcelain

Return time is currently.. No play cracks or chips to the bisque head but hair grubby with age.. Dress quite play worn but still displays well. She’s marked “AM Germany “.

This gorgeous rosy cheeked girl has super colouring.

June 25, Details about identification and dating can be found in our book, Sasha Dolls: Information and ordering is at this website on the Sales page. Early Festival T-shirts, – The earliest festivals did not have formal souvenir outfits like we have today. But there was always someone at the festival, probably the host, who had little T-shirts made up that attendees could purchase in the sales room as a souvenir of the good time at the festival.

There are nine altogether, one each year, the six in my collection are pictured here, left to right: Two festivals, and , did not have outfits as souvenirs, instead, they are handcrafted toys.

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Wedgwood China Antique Sewing Machines Antique sewing machines are humble machines from our past that revolutionized an industry. First they were simple and served only a utilitarian function, then later they transformed into very beautiful creations. Antique sewing machines are appreciated both for what they have done for us as well as bringing us joy from their beauty. We buy vintage and antique sewing machines.

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If possible, try to classify the object so you can refine your search.

Artifact Appraisals A few references to help you determine the monetary value of your collectibles. The Smithsonian Institution does not offer monetary evaluations. We have, however, compiled the following information which we trust will be helpful. Antiques, artworks, and other collectible items have such an individual nature that fixed values are difficult to establish. Prices asked and amounts offered are determined by personal interests of both the seller and the purchaser and by the trends in the market.

You can ascertain the current range of prices for items exchanged at sales and auctions by consulting the price guides available in bookstores or public libraries. Also, dealers actively engage in buying and selling antiques, professional appraisers attached to sales galleries, and official appraisers of local probate courts usually can give prevailing price values. They may be located in collectors’ magazines and in the yellow pages of telephone directories. Resources in your area that might have information or personnel to help you identify your object s are:

Identify Your Doll

By Kate Miller-Wilson Antique Collector Whether you’ve picked up an interesting object at a flea market or you’d like to know a bit about the history of an item you inherited, there are lots of great free resources that can help. There’s no need to pay a fortune in appraisals simply to satisfy your curiosity. Identifying Antiques for Free If you’re interested in learning more about an object, the first thing you’ll need to do is identify its category.

Examine it carefully, and choose one of the following categories to describe it: Manufacturers often reproduce pieces from other eras, and some styles, like Shaker wood furniture, never really go out of fashion.

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Porcelain Collector Dolls Antique China dolls were made by various, mostly German companies from to the s. Glazed porcelain China head dolls unglazed porcelain dolls are referred to as Parian dolls are usually found on a wood, cloth or kid body with some dolls having partial China limbs as well. Most China dolls found, have molded painted hair, but some have a wig over a solid bald dome head. China head dolls range in size from a tiny 3 inches to a big and very heavy 40 inches tall.

China head dolls are usually unmarked, some may have a mold number or doll makers mark on the back of the neck or on the shoulder plate, thus it can be impossible to pinpoint the doll maker, so dolls are described and identified by the type of hairstyle. As hairstyles changed over the long history of China head doll making, dolls changed too, which gives us a clue to their dating. Shown left above is a China head doll hairstyle known as Countess Dagmar ca.

The photo on the right is of a Sophia or Lydia head – in other words it’s close to both hairstyles.

Victorian Dolls, Victorian Traditions, The Victorian Era, and Me: April

Dolls from the Index of American Design Overview From early times, children everywhere have loved dolls. This program presents a sampling of different types of dolls, many of them old, rare, or beautiful, which are cherished by collectors or exhibited in museums in the United States. The history of dolls may begin in prehistoric times with idols and ancestor images.

You will find this World Series Ticket Stub from Ebbets Field and a wonderful selection of antique baseball items in our vintage baseball memorabilia section!

Looking for antique doll identities? There are 4 possible areas on the body Look for Manufacturers Marks, finding the mark eases the identity. Over the years this doll site has been on line, the majority of questions relate to antique doll identities, value, and disposition. Near the bottom of this page – scowl down about half way – there is a form you can fill out to share your doll interests with others, along with pictures.

The identity of a doll is the most important factor when determining value and options for disposition. Many seasoned antique doll collectors , through experience, can tell the identity of a doll and many times the value, by the dolls height, the materials the doll is made of and the shape of its head – other minor details figure in as well. Recognition of an antique doll is truly an art form!

You who are outside of the antique doll collecting community face a daunting situation when: An elderly relative or friend passes on and suddenly you are in possession of a collection of dolls, or; B. A next door neighbor or close friend asks for help with an inherited collection of Dolls, or; C. You are a husband suddenly faced with a room full of dolls that need to be placed with new owners. Consult friends and neighbors?

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I hope you enjoy my restorations and collection of furniture and dolls. If you’d like to contact me please leave a comment at the bottom of this page. This firm started around and went into liquidation in and although the Dolls House factory was taken over, production ceased in

This brought a number of orders to the factory.

If your childhood included a beloved toy wagon, chances are you will find it in the pages of Coasting on Wheels, the first comprehensive published collection focusing on the childhood delight of toy wagons. Relive the joy and excitement of treasured memories through historical manufacturer reviews, updates on contemporary wagon companies, and hundreds of images including photographs, featured wagon art, and vintage advertisements, catalog pages, antique price listings, and patents.

This comprehensive collection also includes a price guide organized by manufacturer that lists the wagon model, value in mint condition, and value after restoration. Coasting on Wheels expertly guides readers through two centuries of picturesque American history through the perspective of one of its most beloved toys, the wagon. I have been making upscale children’s oak wagons for the last 10 years, providing customers with original antique wagons, restored antique wagons, classic reproduction antique wagons and large heavy-duty children’s wagons.

This is a one man business at my home in Sacramento CA. I love to show off my antique wagon collection. Set up an appointment with me if you are interested in viewing my collection:

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