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Exceptionally Rare Sterling Art Deco Cocktail Shaker, Tray and Glasses Item #1339 SOLD Offered today is possibly one of the rarest cocktail shaker sets you will ever have the opportunity to buy!
Sometimes the most difficult part of collecting antique plate is knowing what to pay for new additions or if you've been collecting for a long time, what your antique silver plate collection is worth! There have been many books throughout the years claiming to be price guides to antique silver plate collectors, but they are out of date really quickly! Obvioulsy, all antiques are worth what someone is willing to pay for them, but for certain antique plate items, most collectors are willing to pay only so much. The below table is meant has a guide to help determine the true value of your antique silver plate collection by showing what others have sold and paid for their silver plate items.
While you'll never use the hot pin test to determine Bakelite authenticity, since some older plastics (like celluloid) are flammable and a hot pin can be dangerous to not only the plastic but to you as well, don't worry. There are many other ways to test valuable Bakelite that are much safer and several of them only require your senses to accomplish. It's good to employ more than one of these tests until you get very comfortable identifying Bakelite. 1. Testing by Sound
Many antiques lovers use a long wave black light to date objects and test for authenticity. Some clues to age or telltale signs of repair aren't easily visible to the naked eye, but will fluoresce under ultraviolet light. While it's not the end all answer in antique authentication and dating, it is a good place to start.
W ant to start collecting vintage jewelry , but you're not sure where to begin? I know the feeling. It can be overwhelming. So many designers, so many types of metals and stones, oh my! The one rule of thumb I can offer is that if you like it buy it!
Interests Cheap designer fakes on eBay. I first visited Ebay five years ago, looking for an Hermes scarf as a gift.