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    • March 10, 2018 4:54 PM CST
    • I am trying to see if anyone can authenticate my two pieces of pottery, possibly by William Grueby or his other two co-owners.  They are both signed by the same artist.  They have the clay color and blue/green color of his vases and some tiles.   It has the overlapping, cucumber finish.  One matte and the other semi glaze.   The texture matches his vases, I think these could possibly be some of his beginning works.

      Any assistance would be appreciated.

      William Grueby was a pottery artist start 1880's - 1920's from Massachusettes.






    • March 9, 2018 10:41 AM CST
    • Can anyone help me with approximate value of these items?

    • March 9, 2018 10:26 AM CST
    • Can anyone tell me the approximate value of this piece?

    • March 9, 2018 10:21 AM CST
    • can anyone help me value this set?

    • February 26, 2018 10:26 AM CST
    • i just got this helmet and am trying to find out what country its from

      i'm  pretty sure it turkey or some place in that region .... also age value

      any help would be great

    • February 20, 2018 10:06 AM CST
    • Good Morning:

      We recently purchased a metal cigarette box from a local shop and discovered that it has the Park Sherman logo stamped into the upper inside lid. 

      I've not been able to locate any pictures or information on this item, other than finding single-level cigarette boxes made by Park Sherman.

      Can anyone provide any information on this item, such as likely manufacture date, value, etc.

      ANY information would be greatly appreciated!


       Image result for Park Sherman logo

    • February 17, 2018 10:40 AM CST
    • Hi all - Looking for some help- Wife recently lost her aunt and while cleaning out the house we found a box of old marbles in the basement next to the old coal burning furnance- They were covered with coal dust- Asking the family we learned that they were probably my wife's fathers or grandfathers when they were young- No one in the family ever remembers seeing them - We asked her brother as he would have been the most probable to have seen them if they were her fathers- He does not ever remember seeing them- Mixed in with the marbles were a number of clay marbles which I was able to look up and found they were produced from the late 1800's to around 1905.


      If they were her fathers or grandfgathers they would be quite old- Her Grandfather would be around 112 today- her father would be around 90

      I have attached some pictures of a few of the marbles ( I have around 100 or so) If anyone can tell me what make they are- The names of the marbles - Do they have any value etc- It would be greatly appreciated


      Steve & Renee

    • February 11, 2018 2:58 PM CST
    • We came across this jam jar that we purchased at an estate sale.  There is a backstamp on it that says "Hand Painted" and has the word "Nippon" under a maple leaf in green.  It is a beautiful piece with azaleas' painted on it and has gold trim work with raised dots and lines.  Would appreciate any info on this piece as far as when it may have been made, if there is a pattern name for it and what the value may be.  There was a handwritten note inside the jam jar that says that it is a jam jar and was given as a gift.  We know from research that the piece is anywhere from 1891 to possibly 1921.  The jar is 5 1/2" w/lid and the saucer is 6 1/4" across.  The hole in the bottom of the jar is about 1 1/4" across.

    • February 11, 2018 1:17 PM CST
    • we found this Solid Brass Bowl Buried in the Dirt brought it home and Cleaned it All up the Sketing on the inside of this bowl is amazing and you will see in the bottom picture the inscription that is on the bottom of the bowl can someone Tell me what it means and if this piece may be worth something

    • January 9, 2018 2:42 AM CST
    • Hi Matthew,

      Nice plate, and from a very good manufacturer. Made for the 1000th anniversary of the city of Meissen.

      Not really one of a kind though, because they made more of them, but still worth quite a nice amount of money. Here in Europe they are for sale on Ebay and other sites for prices between 200 and 500 euros.

      I haven't been able to find one that had actually sold though, and I have to say that this sort of plate has gone rather out of fashion recently.

      Sorry I can't be more specific, but I hope this helps you a bit.

      Best regards,


    • December 31, 2017 5:03 PM CST
    • This is one of a kind. Does anyone know what this piece might be worth ?

    • November 23, 2017 10:58 PM CST
    • Can anyone help me determine if this badge is original or a reproduction?


    • November 19, 2017 8:12 AM CST
    • I love watching Garys antique show, it is very informative and interesting. I noticed he hasnt done a show in Cameras, such as Kodak or other companys. I was wondering if Gary would be interested in doing a show on vintage/antique cameras. 




    • November 16, 2017 1:43 PM CST
    • I have a ww2 airforce A-2 bomber jacket and I'm trying to find someone to appraise in in arizona

    • November 15, 2017 10:05 AM CST
    • I have a piece of silverware with 4 stamp marks on the back, I dont have a clue what country or when this was made. Can anyone help me out figuring these makers marks out? Thank you! Here are 2 pictures, the best I could get of the makers marks.  


    • November 15, 2017 10:05 AM CST
    • I have a piece of silverware with 4 stamp marks on the back, I dont have a clue what country or when this was made. Can anyone help me out figuring these makers marks out? Thank you! Here are 2 pictures, the best I could get of the makers marks.  


    • October 31, 2017 10:08 AM CDT
    • Hi Gary, 

      I was traveling so upon return measured the painting. It is unframed and measures 35 inches wide, 26 inches high, 1 inch canvas in depth. Thank you again for any information or guidance. Tim

      Hello again Gary, appreciate your earlier response. I've attached a few photos of the signature on the Zupan painting per your recommendation. I did find the results of the website listing Zupan useful. Thank you again, Tim

    • October 21, 2017 12:03 PM CDT
    • Thank you Gary. I'll measure the unframed canvas and send the info. Appreciate the advice regarding research too. Tim 

    • October 3, 2017 3:23 PM CDT
    • Hi Timothy,  Bruno Stern Zupan is the full name of the artist, so the signature on your painting could well be right. It's going to be difficult to authenticate a signature by looking at an image online, but if you like to upload the signature, we might be able to tell if it looks right. There's a free website, that lists 17 works by Zupan with prices achieved. You might find that interesting. We also would need the dimensions to have an idea of value. Gary

    • September 20, 2017 1:13 PM CDT
    • Hello, I purchased this oil painting in an auction about 6 years ago in Virginia because I really liked the composition. I did not look for artist signature until recently. The bottom right is signed "b Stern Zupan." When I did research, the name Bruno Zupan comes up and his work has simular compositions. But he signs upper right and uses Bruno Zupan. This is an original oil on canvas unframed. It is approx 24x34 inches. I am seeking advice on whether this is an original Bruno Zupan painting or done in the style of. Thank you

    • October 6, 2017 1:50 PM CDT
    • Hello, I need help in indentifying the full name of this work signed Perez. The piece is entitled in the verso Arcos #145 Los Arcos, I believe this could be a Spanish artist since Los Arcos is a region there.   

      I tried to ask in the finfartinfo forum but I am having a hard time registering an account  I reached out to them a few days ago with no respons  

      The painting style for me mirrors Claude Venard. I am not sure if Gary Stover will answer this question for me but if he doesn't I want him to know that he has been a magnificent wealth of info. Gary is great!

    • August 16, 2017 2:15 PM CDT
    • I have a curio cabinet that was given to me. I do not have any info about it. Looking online and trying to find info, I believe that it is either french or Italian. I have know idea of its value. So I am really looking for any information anyone may have. 


    • July 30, 2017 2:25 AM CDT
    • Hello Mary,

      I have been doing a bit of digging about those jugs and I think the letters may be R.D.Z.

      In that case they stand for Rudolf Ditmar Znaim.

      This site seems to have pictures of the same marks as the ones on your jugs.

      I could not find any jugs like yours on the web, but if you google "Rudold Ditmar Znaim" and then search for pictures, it throws up loads of results.

      I think we may have made life more difficult for ourselves when we thought they may be steins, because your father brought them from Germany.

      It has nothing to do with steins. They are just a lovely pair of art nouveau jugs.

      I hope you'll enjoy them for many years to come, because they are gorgeous.

      Have a lovely Sunday!