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Antique Collectors' Guide
Topics include: Security; Valuations; Furniture; Ceramics; Glass; Pictures; Jewellery; Clocks; Silver; Sculpture & Statuary; Rugs & Carpets; Textiles; Costumes; Insurance; Buying and Selling; and A Career in Antiques. From OnlineGalleries.com.
The Antiques Almanac
"The Antiques Almanac, a five-edition-per-year online magazine for beginning and intermediate antiques collectors and those just interested in finding out about old things, is your first stop on the Web in your search for information about antiques and collectibles. Here, you'll find articles on a variety of American and international antiques, including furniture, china, glass, silver, and other decorative arts from the Colonial, Empire, Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco Periods, plus vintage and modern collectibles, interesting historical facts, antique tips, and recommendations for caring for your collections." Also includes "Antiques Glossaries."
Antiques Roadshow
Website of the PBS show where found items and antiques are appraised. Included are videos, articles, and more.
Antiques Roadshow Appraisals Archive
Filter over 4500 appraisals by Category, Seasons, Episodes, Periods and more.
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."
Collector's Guides
Downloadable Guides on collecting, caring for and buying items such as outdoor sculpture, fossils, antique cocktail sets and much more. From the British magazine Homes and Antiques.
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.


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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