A good price for a particular piece of old-time pottery depends on its age, maker and condition. Individuals can consult shopping sites, such as eBay or Just Art Pottery, to find out how much pieces similar to theirs typically sell for.
An additional way to determine pottery's value is to read online pottery forums and ask fellow enthusiasts for information or suggestions. Collectors clubs are another good resource, but some charge membership fees. It's also possible to research pieces using print price guides for pottery. If there's any possibility that the piece has significant value, the owner should consider having it appraised.