Category Archives: Antiques Research

How to Date Vintage Costume Jewelry

The perfect jewelry compliments your style and amplifies your personality. Vintage jewelry is the icing on the cake. Dating jewelry comes so easy for some people. It’s so easy for them to identify a dealer trying to dupe them with fake jewelry. Maybe you just bought vintage jewelry from a yard sale, or your stylish auntie gave you jewelry for your birthday, how will you date it? How to date vintage jewelry doesn’t come .

Researching SWANK Jewelry

Swank is one of the most well known and famous makers of cufflinks and tie accessories, and has been for many years. We carry quite a few men’s cufflinks and cufflink and tie bar sets for you to purchase, check them out here. The company that started Swank has actually been around since 1897, and Swank has been making jewelry and accessories since their earliest days, under different names. In 1908, they expanded their .

All About Swank Jewelry

Since we started selling vintage costume jewelry online, Swank brand jewelry is always among our top selling items. Swank was started in 1897 in Attleboro, MA as the Attleboro Manufacturing Co., and specialized in making and selling women’s jewelry. Not long after the start of production of women’s jewelry,  however, a massive fire destroyed the factory as well as an entire city block of Attleboro. Some jewelry as well as some machinery was saved .

2007 Antiques & Collectibles Price Guides

There are a number of 2007 price guides available for a wide range of antiques and collectibles, here are some of the best: Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2007: Guide 2007 (Antique Trader Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide) Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price List, 39th Edition, 2007 (Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price List) Schroeder’s Antiques Price Guide 2007 (Schroeder’s Antiques Price Guide) Collectibles Price Guide 2007 (Collectibles Price Guide) Antiques Price Guide .

More Vintage Costume Jewelry Brooches & Pins Just Added

Lots more vintage costume jewelry brooches and pins just added including a stunning Sherman blue and green brooch. We also have the matching earrings available separately. Visit gallery #3 to see our newly added items. We’ve also started our pre-holiday sale where we offer all US jewelry orders free Priority Mail shipping. Plus, as always, free gold foil gift boxing!

How To Get A Good Appraisal

I’m asked often for help in identifying, pricing and researching antiques and collectibles. However, you’re really not going to get a good idea of the true value of your item without having a professional actually look at it. Pictures simply don’t tell you enough to make a real assessment. Check out this excellent article from PBS’s Antiques Roadshow about how to get a good appraisal for your antique or collectible.

Antiques Of Tomorrow – What are the future collectibles?

What are some possible antiques of tomorrow? Meaning, what can I buy now with the possibility of it becoming a genuine antique or collectible in 20, 30, 50 or more years? The BBC’s antiques expert Madeleine Marsh gives you a great list of possibilities in her future collectibles list. She says perfume bottles, handbags, toys, doll houses and Harry Potter and The Lord Of The Rings items will be future collectibles. What do you .

Art Market Booming – Paintings Going For Millions

Art market sales are surging worldwide thanks to interest from buyers in China and Russia. In just the first six months of 2006, Christie’s reports they made 2.1 billion dollars. Notable sales include the highest ever price paid for a painting, a Gustav Klimt portrait selling for $135 million. This recent JMW Turner watercolor on paper sold for nearly 11 million, a record price for a painting on paper.