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Homer Laughlin logo on the back of a plate.

Finding the Value of Homer Laughlin Dinnerware?The Homer Laughlin China Company opened in 1871 and remains active today. During the long history of the company many patterns were designed and sold. This is a page about finding the value of Homer Laughlin dinnerware.


A maker's mark on the back of Saxon china.

Identifying Saxon China?To identify Saxon China you can find information and pictures at the Sebring Historical Society. There are also pieces on Ebay.


Homer Laughlin Pattern  Identification? - white plate with fancy edge and one large and two smaller floral designs

Homer Laughlin Pattern Identification?What is the name of this pattern? The information on the back is H 48 N 8.


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Value of Currier and Ives Plates?I have a dozen of these plates. Can anyone tell me the year and worth of them?


A colorful ceramic vase.

Value of Ceramic Vase?I was wondering how much would this vase be worth. I got it from someone in the 70s and she bought it a while before that. What is the value and the year?


An old china humidor.

Information on Humidor?Looking for any information on this humidor. What I do know is that it was made by the C.E Monroe Co. circa 1900 in Meriden Connecticut. Any history and approximate value would be appreciated.


A cream colored octagonal ceramic bowl with red markings.

Information on Vintage Bowl?I am interested in finding out information about my vintage bowl.


A cream colored plate with a dark brown rim.

Identifying French Saxon China?I didn't get a picture of the stamp, but it is NOT the helmet stamp, it shows some pottery in a circle. It states "The French Saxon China Co. Sebring, Ohio. 22K, gold USA, National Brotherhood Operative Potters."


A Limoges gold plate.

Value of Gold Plates from Limoges?I have six of these plates as given to me from my mother probably about 20 years ago. I don't know much about them other than they say Bloomingdale Bros and Limoges France on the back. I have no idea how to value them, and haven't been able to find this pattern on-line.



A decorated ceramic pot.

Identifying A Ceramic Pot?I found this cute pot in a local thrift store but cannot identify what it might be. It is painted green on inside. The bottom is brown/black, no identifying marks, just a leftover tag from a previous sale. It appears to have a lot of etching and precise painting. Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge!


A china cup with the royal seal and a picture of Queen Elizabeth.

Value of Queen Coronation China Cup?I have a Clarice Cliff E11R cup and saucers set. Queen Coronation June 2nd 1953. Newport pottery regdno 840076. How much is it worth?


An ornate china plate.

Identifying China?There are numerous manufacturers of fine bone china, from various European and Asian countries. The pattern and maker's mark can help to identify and determine a potential value.


A decorative mug with flowers.

Identifying A Decorative Mug?Can you identify this cup? Well, not just the value, but who made it and what period it is from. Thanks.


A china plate with a floral pattern.

Value of Noritake China?I inherited a complete set of this Noritake china pattern from my uncle who was stationed in Japan in 1951. I have searched the internet for weeks and have not seen the pattern with "that" specific stamp on the back.


Identifying a Noritake Pattern? - upside down cup and white plate with earth tone rectangles around the outer edge

Identifying a Noritake Pattern?This was my father's dinner set, it is not my taste, but I am keeping it for nostalgic reasons (he died in 2011). I can't find the pattern name and I'm surprised it is not on the bottom of the china. Can anyone help identify it please?


Value of a Homer Laughlin Teapot? - white teapot with gold trim

Value of a Homer Laughlin Teapot?Does anyone know the value of a Lifetime China Gold Crown Turquoise Homer Laughlin teapot?


Value of Vintage Noritake Dinner Service?

Value of Vintage Noritake Dinner Service?I inherited this 63 piece dinner service, including matching coffee service, from my Grandparents. I now wish to sell as am downsizing and no room. Can someone please advise approximate value and the year/decade of manufacture as have been unable to find another the same on the internet.


Value of a Japanese Tea Set  - richly decorated Japanese motif pieces

Value of a Japanese Tea Set?Porcelain Japanese tea sets are often beautifully decorated. Depending on the age and condition, these sets can be valuable to collectors.


Value of English Duchess Bone China 444

Value of English Duchess Bone China 444?I'm just trying to find out what my six piece set of china plates and cups is worth. We got it as a wedding gift while in England, from family in 1988. It says English Duchess bone china 444 on the bottom of the cups and plates. It it has a dark blue and gold design on it.


A demitasse cup of espresso.

Identifying Demitasse Cups?Demitasse or espresso cups are for some a collectible item. Identifying them can be somewhat difficult if they are unmarked and uncommon.


A tea cup with a mustache tray inside the cup.

Identifying a Mustache Tea Cup and Saucer?A collector may treasure a mustache tea cup and saucer set. Determining who made it and its approximate value can be a challenge.



A teacup with toys on the side.

Value/Info of Teacup and Saucer?Can you tell me anything about this teacup and saucer? It looks to be for a child by the pictures on it. I haven't been able to find anything on the internet.


A decorative ceramic vase.

Value of Oriental Vase?I am trying to sell some items I "rescued" from my grandparents and I would like to know how much (if anything) is this oriental vase worth? Can someone help me with an estimate?


A decorative Japanese vase.

Value of Japanese Vase?Can anyone tell me the name on the bottom of this vase? I remember my grandmother telling me it was from Japan but I don't know anything else about it. We're moving and I'm getting rid of stuff. There are a couple of these. Thank you


A small plate with a yellow and black design around the edge.

Is This Plate Old?Looking for any information about this plate.


A marking on the underside of a china cup.

Identity of Japan Marking?I am trying to find out more information on this tea cup.


A china plate with a blue border and decorative flowers.

Information About Noritake China?I found this at a garage sale and it is so pretty. I tried to research it but found nothing. What Noritake pattern do I have? Is it valuable? How old is it? Thanks for any information.


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