"Hi Tom - thanks for looking!
I don't know what the red-brown is - it may be varnish from the cabinet these were kept in. They are very heavy, and I had them all stacked into each other. Yes, they have a bamboo and monogram raised pattern. The…"
"I'd guess that red-brown stuff is paint or food, as pewter doesn't rust?
The character that looks like a square B or 8 is Japanese for Nippon. Japanese is read top to bottom, so I believe the square 8 figure should be at the bottom…"
Hi - and thanks in advance for any help you can throw my way ;) I am trying to identify things in my collection. These are the only pewter pieces I have that are not English or German. I'm completely lost! LOL. All I know about them is that they are supposed to predate WWII. Thank you for your help! I also posted for help in the AsianArts Forum:…See More
Like yourself, I can only make estimations based on one photo. There are so many other factors when buying - ones which I cannot decern from just a photo.
I am a buyer who purchases with my clients in mind and what they collect. And, as…"
"Chuck, you say you buy Avon jewelry and then re-sell it, so what is her bracelet-earring set worth? How much would you pay for it?
How much would you resell it for?
Catherine, how much did that sell for when you bought it? Or was it a…"
"I thought ALL Avon was marked Avon. Or is it marked something else? Do you have the original box? As a former rep, you should know that Avon collectors won't buy any Avon that isn't MIB.
If it's not marked and no box…"
I'm a collector from a looong line of packrats, uh - I mean, 'collectors.' I've started selling a few things through my Etsy shop (link below) and now find I'm researching the value of things more often.
...which is what brought me here ;-)
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