I'm creating this page to provide some very helpful links to use when researching
Antiques and Vintage Collectibles.
Most of these sites are quite extensive and you'll find yourself easily getting lost for hours.
Although some of these links do offer merchandise for sale, they are primarily informational.
Banners are clickable. Blue indicates link.
I'm assigning each link a rating based on my personal use. Using 5 star system.
***** Online Encyclopedia of Silver Marks Identification of Sterling and Plated Silver.
a wonderful site for identifying Maker's Marks and dating.
***** STERLING SILVER MARKS American and International.
another wonderful site for silver identification.
***** Silverware Replacements Over 300,000 patterns and alphabetical manufacturers.
excellent site for pattern identiffication and "high end" replacement value.
*** More Sterling and Silverplate Tiffany, Jensen, Unusual, Figural
excellent photo layouts for pattern searching
***** Articles. Designers, Vintage catalogues& brochures, and so much more
12 years of research with great photos.
Books, Music, & Movies:
***** The Ultimate Library ALIBRIS 100 million items and 10,000 sellers
good reference for availability and pricing.
Porcelains and Potteries:
*****Art Pottery Information and Links Focus on American Art Pottery
Roseville, Fulper, Rookwood, Ohr, Cowan, Van Briggle and much more.
***** Chinese and Japanese Porcelains Ming Dynasty to present
best on the web in my opinion
***** Stoke-on-Trent Pottery Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton and Longton
an A-Z profile in history of these potteries.
***** Antique Marks and Backstamps Meissen, Minton, many more.
General rules and guidelines for dating
*** Haviland Backmarks 1842 - 1931
You can never know too much about Haviland.
***** Dinnerware alphabetical manufacturers 300,000 patterns
no larger reference source, high end pricing guide.
*** American Dinnerware Identification Upper Ohio River Valley and others.
200 different lines with many photos.
****Art Of A Colorful Table Gallery, guide, history and other resources.
Fiesta, Harlequin, Riviera, & Rhythm
****Artist Directory Paintings and Sculpture 155,000 artists listed
excellent resource but paid membership to access value guide.
*****Largest of all Art Databases 405,000 artists 25 Million auction prices
excellent resource but paid membership to access value guide
****Art Data and Articles many features and worth visiting at least once
you'll visit more than once, or at least I did.
*****Art World For Poor Folks posters and prints
good refence and value guide
*****Doll Refernce dolls from the 1800's to 1970's
over 10,000 photos make for easy ID's
**** Shirley Temple just for Shirley fans
more wonderful photos
*****Carnival Glass Makers, Patterns and more
best reference on the web without a doubt
***** 800 pages of reference material
an A-Z encyclopedia of reference information
*****Information and Education More antiques and collectible A-Z
It seems like never ending information.
COPPER & BRASS:
**** Makers and Marks An excellent work in progress
Bradley & Hubbard, Roycroft, Virginia Metalcrafters and much more.
Museums and Collections:
**** Shaker Brook Farm Antique Pressing Iron Museum
Amazing private collection of the Heyman family
**** Lee Maxwell Washing Machine Museum Antique washing machines
You won't believe the variety.
*** Maytag collectors club Fun Maytag history
Olde tyme silent movie
*****Collectics Museum& Historic Site Directory Comprehensive directory all inclusive
Every state in the Country. Great for planning educational trips.
Collecting & Design Directory about 1000 links to specialty items
*****Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Arts & Crafts many examples with multiple photos
Tiffany, Handel, Pairpoint, Galle, Loetz, Lalique, Chiparus, Bruno Zach, Frankart, Stickley, Roycroft, Rookwood, Newcomb, Grueby
*****Tiffany Lamps and Favrile Glass Biography and examples
Select examples and descriptions.
*****Antique and Vintage Lamps Hundreds of Photos
More makers than you probably knew existed.
*** Glass Insulators Directory of collections, collectors, and manufacturers
provided by Rachael of Collectible Kitchens
**** Animal Figurines 20 differents galleries of various makers
100's and 100's of photos to browse
**** Hagen-Renaker figures. Disney, faeries, little horribles.
more animal figures and so many great photos.