The common identification marks on antiques are silver hallmarks, foundry marks, maker’s marks, signed bronzes and design registration marks. Other marks are pewter touch marks and engraved signatures on glass.
To identify an antique marble and determine its age, it is important to examine the materials and overall appearance of the marble and assess it closely to determine if it was handmade or machine made. Most marbles from the 1800s were handmade in Germany and imported to the United States. Machine-ma
One of the most popular antique price guides is Kovels.com. The site offers pricing on a wide variety of antiques and collectibles, and also offers copies of their printed price guide books for sale, as of 2015. In general, finding the best antique price guides often depends on the category of antiq
Free antique value guides include those offered by ValueMyStuff, Kovels and About. These online guides allow users to determine the prices for a range of antiques, from furniture to silverware.
Some great online plant identification guides can be found at the Go Botany, Dave's Garden and U.S. Department of Agriculture's Plants Database sites. Each of these sites offers extensive information to help users identify and catalog plants.
Pill identification guides are available at WebMD, Drugs.com and Healthline, as of June 2015. At each website, consumers can use the color, size, shape or imprint of over-the-counter or prescription drugs to find information about the pills.
Antique dental tools range from tooth extracting dental pelicans and dental keys to finger-rotated dental drills and oral specula. The 17th century ushered in more dental sophistication with the advent of a "Douglas Lever," a unique tool that blends elevators with forceps.
Free online antique price guides are available on websites such as PriceMiner.com and iGuide.net, as of 2016. Kovels.com features a free antiques and collectibles price guide that catalogs the prices for over a million items.
Bird identification guides are available from the Audubon Society, Cornell University and National Geographic. Depending on the organization, options include online guides, special apps for iPads and mobile phones and printed copies. Amazon also offers guides in printed and Kindle editions.
As of 2104, one resource for identifying types of flowers online is the Better Homes and Gardens Plant Encyclopedia. To identify a flower type, input the characteristics into the database using the categories provided.