ANTIQUE TRADE PUBLICATIONS
Antique Week has the largest paid circulation of any Antiques & Collectibles Newspapers in the U.S.
Maine Antique Digest
Web supplement to America’s leading magazine about the art and antiques markets. They also have an excellent Searchable Price Database, but it is only available to their subscribers.
Established in 1985, Antiques & Art Around Florida is a full color guide to the antiques and collectibles market. Each issue is packed with information of interest to both the amateur and serious antiques collector.
ANTIQUE APPRAISALS – HELP! What’s it worth?
Professional Appraisers & Liquidators
Whether you need a written appraisal by a Certified Appraiser for Estate Probate, Insurance Purposes or other reasons, or a verbal appraisal to satisfy your curiosity or you are contemplating whether or not to sell your antiques or collectibles, you can count on Professional Appraisers & Liquidators ~ Contact us via the link above, or call us at 800-542-3877 or 352-795-2061. We are here to help! Over 50 years of combined service
Search the Artfact database for auction records of antiques, paintings, prints, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, and other special interest categories. Basic search is available for no charge upon registration. Extended access to additional data is available by subscription with rates starting at $7.95.
We find Ebay is one of the best way to find out the market value of an item. Press the SEARCH button at the top of the page, type in the name of the item, then press enter.
VERY IMPORTANT: Once the list of items matching your request appears, you will need to go the left hand side of the page and check off SOLD ITEMS. This will produce a list of prices actually realized (but be sure not to use an item for comparison that ended as a “No Sale” – this will be indicated by “0 bids”. If you wish to sort the list from highest price to lowest, there is “Sort By” option you can click. Be sure not to compare “apples to oranges”. For example, do not compare an item with chips or cracks to one in “mint condition”, and do not compare an item that does not have its original box to one that does. In the antique toy market, for instance, having the original box can raise the value of a toy by approximately 100 percent!
Find value of antiques and collectables.
FINE ART RESEARCH – OIL PAINTINGS, WATERCOLORS, OIL ON BOARD, ETC
Keep track of the real market value through 4.2 million fine art auction records covering 306,000 artists from the 4th C. to present and trace their works at auctions. Some of the information is free, but advanced data has fees attached. You can purchase “units”, or a monthly or annual subscription. A great reference source! They have provided the search bar below. Why not look up your favorite artist?
With over 3,500 terms. This is helpful for the artist, art collector, or art student.
Considered to be the Internet’s most complete American Art database, covering from Colonial times to the present. Contain information, both free and fee-based, for over 32,000 artists, and 3000 museums and galleries. The database contains images, literature references, artist biographies, auction records, American and International dealer art for sale and art wanted, and reference services, including a popular glossary of art terms, essays on important art movements and statistics. You can also sign up for “Artist Alert” email notification.
Search over 82,000 works on AbsoluteArts.com by Artist, Medium, Country, Value or Subject Matter.
AUCTION CALENDARS – FLORIDA, USA & THE WORLD!
Our all time favorite source to find auctions. A calendar for all auction schedules in the US.
Antiques Trader Gazette
A comprehensive calendar of UK and worldwide antique auctions and fairs. This site also contains lots of additional helpful information and registration is free
The National Auctioneers Association’s website contains an auction calendar (click on Find an Auction) in which you can search by City, State, Type or Auction Company. You can also search for a particular auctioneer, but remember you will only find dues paying members. Membership in this organization is voluntary. Sign up for Auction Alert, and you will be notified of auctions that interest you by Email.
Auctioneer Directory can be searched by Location or Category (Product Type).
ANTIQUE BOOKS REFERENCE SITE
We use this website to look up the value of Antique Books.
ANTIQUE CLOCKS – Pocket watches to Grandfather Clocks
Antique Clocks Identification and Price Guide Online
Online database shows 8,030 antique clocks with 14,700 color photos. Descriptions and “real world” values show actual auction and retail prices. American, English and European clocks of all types. Extensive index. Search by manufacturer, type or key word.
Antique Clocks Identification and Price Guide
The authoritative antique clocks price report. For dealers, collectors and appraisers of antique American, English and European clocks of all types. Find values for your grandfather clock, mantel or wall clock. They have over 10,000 antique clock prices and descriptions plus 18,000 full color photos of antique clocks. Lots of information available free of charge, however realized auction results and other advanced resources require a paid subscription.
2-Clicks Antique Clocks
Informative Site on Antique Clocks.
COLLECTOR CLUBS, SHOWS, COLLECTIBLES & ANTIQUES FOR SALE
YOUR KEY TO COLLECTIBLES
For Shows, events, Clubs, and items for sale – This website is FULL of information and links to hundreds of other websites!
ANTIQUE & VINTAGE DOLLS – Bisque, Porcelain, Barbies from 50’s & 60’s
About.com Doll Collector’s Website
Articles & Information about Antique, Vintage, Porcelain, Collectible, Barbie Dolls, Madame Alexander Dolls, and just about any kind of doll you can imagine.
PS!! We are looking for dolls from the 1970’s called Blythe. The name will be marked on the doll. If you find one, let us know. We pay high prices for them!
ANTIQUE DUCK DECOYS
Features online articles on Duck Decoy Collecting.
ART, DEPRESSION, CARNIVAL, & BRILLIANT PERIOD CUT GLASS
Contains fabulous photos & info about Northwood, Fenton, Imperial, Dugan-Diamond, Millersburg and other Carnival Glass Makers.
This site covers Vaseline Glass extensively.
A great site for looking up Carnival Glass Patterns and Makers.
Another excellent reference source for Carnival Glass.
ANTIQUE, ESTATE & COSTUME JEWELRY – with MAKERS MARKS
Antiques, Collectibles, Antique & Vintage Estate Jewelry, Vintage Home Furnishings
VINTAGE COSTUME JEWELRY DESIGNERS REFERENCE INFO & HISTORY
This has a good lesson on how to determine if something is BAKELITE!
Researching Costume Jewelry — a recognized resource with an extensive listing of jewelry designers, companies, marks, etc.
Morning Glory Antiques
Another Great Resource for Jewelry especially costume jewelry makers.
This is another really good website…
World Intelligence Network
Another good source on bakelite.
Norwegian silver hallmarks
GLASS IDENTIFICATION – INFORMATION ABOUT MAKER’S MARKS
Dictionary of Glass Marks.
Carnival Glass – A complete, fabulous website!
PORCELAIN MAKER’S OR FACTORY MARKS & IDENTIFICATION
Date your Belleek China according to its mark.
AntiquePorcelainMarks.htm Info & Photos of Antique Porcelain Factory marks.
Limoges makers and marks – Lots of info. Click on Makers or Marks from the menus on the right and left hand sides of the page.
POTTERY MAKER’S MARKS & IDENTIFICATION
Hall Pottery Teapot ID
McCoy Pottery Marks
STERLING SILVER HALLMARKS, MAKER’S MARKS – US & EUROPEAN
Over 600 maker’s marks for American and European Silver complete with dates & illustrations. This site also links you to its creator’s items for sale on Ebay, so you might want to do some shopping while you visit the site!
A collection of hallmarks from American manufacturers and retailers of sterling silver, coin silver and silver plate. Marks are listed alphabetically by manufacturer.
This is a nice site that features some beautiful antique silver, this is also a great site for antique lighting, mirrors, fireplace items. A great resource for decorators, interior designers and home owners.
SOUVENIR SPOON COLLECTING – MAKERS IDENTIFICATION
Identification info and drawings of the maker’s marks / hallmarks for about 99 percent of the sterling silver souvenir spoon manufacturers. While you are there, investigate the rest of their site – it contains links to other resources, collector club information and more!
MASONIC COLLECTIBLES, FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS & IDENTIFICATION
This website is MASSIVE, but if you are looking for information about the Masons or almost any other fraternal organization in the world including Elks, Oddfellows, Civil War Orders such as GAR, Eagles, DAR, Jewish Orders, Moose, Railroad Orders, Turtles (yes, Turtles!), Boy Scouts and Fraternities & Sororities, Fireman or any other, than you MUST check out this sight. The site contains thousands of photos of medals, jewels, insignias, coins and other items associated with collectibles. A history is also given about most of the organizations.
The site seems to me to be divided into two basic areas: Masonic items and info & “Everyone Else”, so depending what you are looking for, you’ll head in one direction or the other. The site is a little difficult to navigate due to the size of the site, but be persistent and you’ll be glad you were! Just keep heading towards any links that read MUSEUM and you’ll get where you are going eventually. SO MUCH info I don’t know how they ever put it all together! You can easily spend a day searching this sight, probably even a week! It will be one you will surely want to add to your “Favorites”.
PAPER COLLECTIBLES, DOCUMENTS AND EPHEMERA
The Ephemera Society of America
Site features Exhibitions, Articles, and links to other Paper Collectible sites.
POTTERY – FROM ROOKWOOD & ROSEVILLE TO FIESTA
Antiques & Arts around Florida
Rookwood Pottery, an article as it appeared in Antiques & Arts Around Florida
BEER STEINS (Including Mettlach) – INCLUDES GERMAN TRANSLATIONS!
Stein Collections International, Inc.
Do you want to know if your beer stein is new or old? Or find out what a certain animal depicted on a stein means? Or how to decipher the old German Alphabet? This site has the answers to all these questions, plus information on maker’s marks, Mettlach Steins, Stein Repair and much, much more! Did you ever wonder what the German saying on a beer stein meant? One of my favorite parts of this site is called “1001 Translations”. If you collect Beer Steins, you’d better plan to spend a few HOURS at this site!
ANTIQUE HARDWARE & RESTORATION
Antique Hardware & Home
A great website for those involved in Restoration or Renovation of an Antique Home.
The largest Antique Restoration website on the Internet – an online community of restorers sharing ideas and providing information and advice about the proper restoration and care of antiques, porcelain, furniture, glass, art, pottery, fine art, and fine art frames.
CRYSTAL RIVER & CITRUS COUNTY CONNECTIONS
Citrus County is a fabulous place to vacation. Why not come to an auction and spend a few days enjoying the Nature Coast?
Citrus County Chamber
Watered by seven spring-driven rivers and wrapped in verdant forest, Citrus County may be Florida’s most natural attraction. See the Chamber of Commerce’s website to find all there is to do and see during your visit to Citrus County. 28 NW Hwy 19, Crystal River, FL 34429-3900 • Phone (352) 795-3149 • Fax (352) 795-4260
Florida’s soul can be found in our warm gulf waters, spring-fed rivers, gentle manatees, fantastic fishing and bountiful lakes. Stay at a quaint riverside inn, charming B&B, resort, or rustic campground. You can enjoy nature, great golfing, friendly accommodations and fine food. Browse for free information. Ask the Tourism Development Office for any assistance you need in planning a trip to Citrus County. Please contact Mary Craven, Tourism Development Manager, or one of the capable staff at: (800) 587-6667 (352) 527-5222 FAX (352) 527-7667.
Paradise Found Island
Rent a Private Island! Why not make the weekend you visit our Auction one you will never forget! Stay at Paradise Found Island Retreat in Crystal River Florida… Just a few miles from our Auction Gallery. (Semi-Exclusive Rates are also available if you do not wish to rent the entire island.) Paradise Found vacation rental is accessible via a man made causeway and is a short drive from town. You can drive your personal auto through the Paradise Found security entry point to your very own private island! Find the Real Florida Vacation Value by comparing rental islands head to head. Consider the ease of driving across the Paradise Island land bridge with hiring a water taxi and you will realize that land accessibility is one more reason to consider Paradise Found. Manatee Tours, Dive Tours, Biking, Hiking, Fishing, Kayaking, and “The Flying Boat” Tours are just a few of the Outdoor Activities offered at Paradise Found.
Professional Appraisers & Liquidators LLC
811 SE US Hwy 19
Crystal River, Florida 34429
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