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Antique Marks: Your Guide to Pottery, Porcelain and Other Antique Marks
Topics: Buying Antiques, Selling Antiques, Caring for Antiques, What Are Antique Marks, Periods & Styles, Collecting Ceramics, Glass, Carpets, Furniture, Clocks, Coins and Silver. Includes a Glossary in the right hand column of each screen.
Antiques Roadshow
Website of the PBS show where found items and antiques are appraised. Included are videos, articles, and a Resource Guide, which includes: Teacher's Guide, Glossary, Experts' Library, Field Trips, Appraisers, Tips Of The Trade.
Antiquescare.com
Advice from experts who are chosen because of their professional expertise, experience, detailed knowledge and craftsmenship.
Collecting Antiques
"Learn the basics of antique collecting along with resources for finding antiques to compliment your collection. You'll also find instructions on cleaning and caring for your treasures."
Collectors Guides
Topics: Care of Antiques, Buying & Selling Antiques, A Career in Antiques, Art Collectors' Guide, What to Look for in a Work of Art, Understanding the Art World, What Do Dealers Do? How to Buy and Sell Through a Dealer, Art Fairs, What About Auctions? Art on the Internet, Assessing Value. From CINOA the world association of Art and Antique Dealer Association.
The Glass Encyclopedia
Click on any of the alphabetical glass links on the left side of the webpage.
Gold Hallmark Identification Wizard
Select an assay office symbol and follow the directions for find out where your gold jewellery was made.
Kovels: Antiques and Collectibles
Includes a price guide for over 600,000 antiques and collectibles (dolls, toys, folk and ethnic art, furniture, clocks, lighting, jewelry, glass, music, pottery, porcelain, prints and paintings, silver / other metals, and more) in the United States (free registration required), an Antiques and Collectibles Directory (appraisals, publications, archives, museums, auctions, repairs, supplies, restoration, and more).
Northeast Document Conservation Center Resources
Provides preservation information of paper documents to museums, libraries, archives, historical organizations, and other cultural institutions, as well as to private individuals. Includes links to digital Preservation Leaflets on topics from the storage environm
Tips of the Trade
Select an area of interest and read the tips from the experts at Antiques Roadshow.
Travelers Antique Guide
"We feature thousands of Antique dealers and shops and the largest Antique shows and events in the US and Canada all with interactive door to door directions from wherever you are." Search by state, map or list.


Silver & Silversmiths
American Sterling & Coin Silver Marks
Click on the letter of the maker's name. From the Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks & Maker's Marks.
Britannia Silver Standard Hallmarks in Great Britain
An article about the history of the Britannia silver standard and the hallmarks from the 1600's through the 20th century. Includes many pictured examples and descriptions of hallmarks. From the Association of Small Collectors of Antique Silver.
Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks, Hallmarks & Makers' Marks
Extensive resource for researching silver marks, hallmarks, trademarks and makers' marks. Also includes silverplate trademarks and a large collection of e-book internet links. Topics: American Marks, World Marks, British Marks, Patterns, Library, Resources.
Silversmiths & Related Craftsmen:
American Silversmiths
Contains brief biographies of over 6,000 American silversmiths, jewelers, watchmakers, and other related craftsmen. Includes pewtersmiths.
Index of Initial Marks
Alphabetical images of American silversmiths' marks of initial letters only.

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