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To identify antique glass patterns, learn more about the various glass categories by browsing through relevant books and websites, note salient details, print the patterns and pictures, visit exhibits and museums, and ge... More »

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In order to identify antique china cabinets, you need to learn about the styles and designs from the time period you are interested in. Antique china cabinets should be at least 100 years old. More »

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To identify antique silverware patterns, polish the pieces, look for the hallmarks, and take several full photographs of the silverware. Then, use an online encyclopedia or relevant reference books to match the patterns.... More »

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A glass or antiques expert can verify the age of the glass. Valuable antique glass is characterized by signs of wear, defects and rough mold edges. More »

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To identify antique silverware patterns, polish the pieces, look for the hallmarks, and take several full photographs of the silverware. Then, use an online encyclopedia or relevant reference books to match the patterns.... More »

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Toby mug collectors can locate these highly sought-after items by visiting antique dealers, auctions and estate sales that feature ceramics. Alternatively, Toby mug enthusiasts can track down inventory across the globe b... More »

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Sought-after brands for pocket knife collectors include Buck, Camillus, Case, Queen, Remington and Schrade. Case knives are popular among collectors, especially the knives that have handles made from exterior slices of s... More »

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