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ceramic dish

Identifying Vintage Ceramic FigurinesThis is a page about identifying vintage ceramic figurines. Determining when and where an old ceramic piece was produced can be a challenge.

 

China tea cups

Selling Fine China?This is a page about selling fine china. Fine china is great to have around for particular occasions but may not get used daily in many households. Your fine china may be valuable enough that it's worth selling.

 

an array of porcelain dolls

Finding the Current Value of Porcelain DollsThere are many collectors of porcelain dolls. This page is about determining the current value of porcelain dolls.

 

Antique Lawn Mower

Finding the Value of Antique Lawn Mowers?This is a page about finding the value of antique lawn mowers. There seems to be a collector for almost every type of antique or vintage tool.

 

Silver Tray

Determining the Value of a Silver TraySilver trays, if well made and the smith is identifiable, can be quite valuable. This is a page about determining the value of a silver tray.

 

Vintage Jukebox

Finding the Value of a Vintage JukeboxThis is a page about finding the value of a vintage jukebox. Many collectors have interest in vintage jukeboxes. The age and condition of the jukebox factor into its value.

 

Value of a Vintage CorningWare Covered Dish

Finding the Value of Vintage CorningWare?This page is about finding the value of vintage CorningWare. This tempered glass cookware has been common throughout the US for many years.

 

old sewing machine

Determining the Value of an Older Sewing...Some vintage and antique sewing machines have value to collectors. This is a page about determining the value of an older sewing machine.

 

Information on Figurine - girl standing on a box to keep away from a mouse

Finding the Value of a Giuseppe Armani Figurine?The value of a precious figurine can be found more easily since the internet has emerged as a great searching tool. This is a page about finding the value of a Giuseppe Armani figurine.

 

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Silver tea set on tray

How Can I Tell If Something is Made of...When shopping thrift stores and garage sales, it is nice to be able to recognize if an item is made of silver. This is a page about, "How can I tell if something is made of silver?".

 

Vintage White Rotary Electric Sewing Machine - old black sewing machine in a mahogany cabient

Finding the Value of a Vintage White Sewing Machine?Research on sites such as eBay can help determine the recent asking and selling price of these sewing machines. This is a page about finding the value of a vintage White sewing machine.

 

Value of Noritake China

Determining the Value of Noritake China?Noritake china has been manufactured for decades and some of the older pieces have retained their value while others are worth little. This is a page about determining the value of Noritake china.

 

Identifying Reel Mower and Its Value

Identifying an Old Reel Mower?Determining manufacturer and the history of an old push lawn mower can help you determine if it has any value. This is a page about identifying an old reel mower.

 

silver tea pot

Determining Silver Plate vs. Sterling SilverThis is a page about determining silver plate vs. sterling silver. There are marks on the bottom of silver pieces that with the help of the internet, can tell you whether it is sterling or not.

 

China Cup and Saucer

Appraising China?This page is about appraising china. Determining the value of fine china can be accomplished in a number of ways.

 

Precious Moments figurines in a nativity.

Determining the Value of Precious Moments Figurines?These popular sculptures have been been sold since 1978 in a variety of styles. This is a page about determining the value of Precious Moments figurines.

 

Value of a Console Stereo Radio and Record Player

Value of a Vintage General Electric Console Stereo System?These stereo consoles hark back to the days when they were "the" in home entertainment centers. Fitted with a radio, turntable, and perhaps a tape deck, depending on the timeframe, they were also a piece of home decor. This is a page about finding the value of a vintage General Electric console stereo system.

 

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Drinking Glasses

Identifying Vintage Drinking GlassesThis is a page about identifying vintage drinking glasses. To know the value of any antique, it is important to know it's origin.

 

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Value of Antique Pink Maytag Wringer Washer?I've got this antique pink Maytag wringer washer in working condition, and wonder if it's worth anything?

 

Records in a row, one in front.

Finding the Value of Old Vinyl RecordsWhether 45, 78 or 33 1/3 records, they may have value to the right person or they can be reused for some interesting crafts. This is a page about finding the value of old vinyl records.

 

Old Cigar Box

Does an Old Cigar Box Have Any Value?Depending on the brand, age and condition of a cigar box, it can have value to the right person. This is a page about does an old cigar box have any value?

 

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Value of John Stoddard Lectures?What would the value be for a set of 10, 1898 John L. Stoddard lectures?

 

Selling Vinyl Records

Selling Vinyl RecordsThis is a page about selling vinyl records. If you have a collection of old vinyl records, you may have some really valuable recordings.

 

A collection of vintage china cups.

Determining the Value of ChinaThis is a page about determining the value of china. Whether you have a full set of china or just a few prized pieces, it can be hard to figure out how much it is worth. Often it's worth more to you than in monetary value, but some china can also be very valuable.

 

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Closeup of a record player.

Finding the Value of a Capehart Record Player?This is a page about finding the value of a Capehart record player. Capehart record players date back before the Depression and forward several decades. The value of any individual player will depend on age, condition, and rarity.

 

Value of Bone China - bottom of plate with info

Finding the Value of English Bone ChinaFinding a reputable appraiser is one of the better ways to determine the value of your bone china. This is a page about finding the value of English bone china.

 

Value of a Hanging Vintage Chandelier

Value of a Vintage Chandelier?There are a number of things that determine the value of an older hanging light fixture. An antique dealer may be able to help you determine the manufacturer and approximate worth. This is a page about value of a vintage chandelier.

 

Louisiana state quarter

Collecting State Quarters?This is a page about collecting state quarters. Acquiring the full set of certain kinds of coins can be a fun hobby.

 

Meerschaum Pipe

Finding the Value of Meerschaum Pipes?This is a page about finding the value of meerschaum pipes. Meerschaum, also knows as sepiolite, is a popular natural clay material used for making pipes. Its softness makes it easy to carve into beautiful shapes.

 

A marking on Lawrence fine bone china made in England.

Value of a China Tea Set?Old bone china pieces can have a range of values. The maker, age, and rarity of the piece all play a part.

 

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Looking for Information on American Furniture of Martinsville?Both parents have passed and we have some furniture from American Furniture of Martinsville. The drawers have an emblem that states it's Wonderwood. I can remember it being delivered to our home as a child. I believe it was mid to late 1960s.

 

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Buying Tom Rubel Retired Angels?This page is about buying Tom Rubel retired angels. These cute resin figurines are made in many different themes and are popular collectables.

 

Value of a Brother Turntable with 8-Track Tape Player

Value of a Brother Turntable with 8-Track Tape Player?Does anyone know the value of this Brother Consort futuristic 60s/70s 2 turntable console with an 8 track tape player? Has anyone seen one of these before, I cannot find any info on it.

 

Value of Elizabeth Arden Porcelain Collectibles - decorated pitcher

Value of Elizabeth Arden Porcelain Collectibles?This well-known beauty company has also offered collectible porcelain pieces over the years. This is a page about value of Elizabeth Arden porcelain collectibles.

 

Value of a 1985 Snapper LT11 Mower - bright red vintage riding mower

Value of a 1985 Snapper LT11 Mower?I have got this 1985 Snapper LT11, in mint shape, and it's too nice to just sell to as a lawnmower. Is there a market for vintage mowers and how do I get to it if there is?

 

Value of Vintage Elvis Records

Finding the Value of Vintage Elvis Presley Records?The value of old records is going to be determined by the condition of the vinyl and the record cover. This is a page about finding the value of vintage Elvis Presley records.

 

Boston Plastic Art Co. Figurine

Finding the Value of Boston Plastic Art Co. FigurinesIt often requires some research to determine the value of mass produced plaster figurines such as the ones manufactured by the Boston Plastic Art Company. This is a page about finding the value of Boston Plastic Art Co. figurines.

 

Information on Vintage Kenmore Sewing Machines

Information on Vintage Kenmore Sewing Machines?Sears began selling their Kenmore branded sewing machines in 1915 through their catalogs. This page contains information on vintage Kenmore sewing machines.

 

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An angel figurine with two dog figurines.

Selling Collectible Angel FigurinesChoosing the right place to advertise your collectibles will help ensure a more successful selling experience. This is a page about selling collectible angel figurines.

 

An old metal piece of equipment.

Help Identifying Equipment?Hello, I just bought a piece of land in this piece of equipment is on it. I don't want it and would like to get rid of it but I would like to know exactly what it is and what is the value is. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

An old woven rug.

Old Woven Rugs?Hand woven carpets and rugs which are almost 100 yrs old, defines their values and besides the size. How to comprehend the technical aspects of the rugs and know if it was made in bulk or on-demand.

 

A silver thimble case with a thimble and thread holder.

Value of Thimble?Thimble with thread in case. I would like to know the price as want to sell this item.

 

A white wallpaper with geometric designs.

Looking For This Wallpaper?Where can I get a couple of rolls of this paper? Need to repaper chimney breast after fitting new fireplace.

 

An old whale's tooth on a wood surface.

1800s Whales Tooth ValueHello everyone! This whale's tooth has been passed down to me by my father, which was given to him by his uncle in the 1950s. My dad's uncle's father was a whaler in the late 1800s and I am wondering if anyone knows the value of the tooth. I am not looking to sell it, I would just like to know if someone may know the value of this. My guess is that it is from a sperm whale since they were very popular during the whaling era. The tooth measure 6 inches in length.

 

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Is this Brass?I love this piece, does anybody know if it's brass or bronze? Have literally no idea, it is kind of heavy. Know anything more about this piece? Thanks !!!

 

Identifying a Shallow Cast Iron Dish? - inside

Identifying a Shallow Cast Iron Dish?A friend gave my husband this container that she had been using as a kitty food bowl. We have been unable to determine its original purpose. Can anyone help?

 

A console bench with a stereo inside.

Value of Motorola Console/Bench?Does anyone know the approximate value of this old Motorola stereo and radio console. It has a padded bench top and I have not seen any others like it.

 

Value of Electrohome Black and White TV - vintage console TV

Value of Electrohome Black and White TV?I am looking for the value of this Electrohome cabinet - black and white TV. It is in working order.

 

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Value of a Western Auto Wizard Push Mower?What is value of my 1959 Western Auto Wizard push mower with Clinton engine? It is an 18" cut and pull rope start, in excellent original condition.

 

Value of Snappin Turtle Mower Model 6st27

Value of Snappin Turtle Mower Model 6st27?I am seeking the value of my antique Snappin Turtle mower. It is like new. It was never used and I have the original owner's manual.

 

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Finding the Value of Bombay ChinaI have about 6 sets of Bombay China Company blue/white teacup/plate sets with silver looking trim. There are 6 large plates and 6 medium sized plates with the Bombay name stamped on the bottom of all of them. The pattern is tile or fanned. I'm just curious as to what the value of these things are?

 

An old white refrigerator.

International Harvester Fridge?I have this refridgerator and I've done countless searches, bought THE BOOK on them and can't find it anywhere. The model number normally on these fridges is L100D. This one is L103S and it's no where to be found anywhere in existence. Is it a scrapped model? Pre production model? I don't know but it's a 53. There are hundreds of the other model but none of these. When I search this model number, the 53 truck comes up.

 

Value of a Vintage Collapsible Wooden Potty Seat? - old potty seat that sat on toilet seat

Value of a Vintage Collapsible Wooden Potty Seat?I believe this was my husband's potty chair and he is now 72 years old. It attaches to a toilet seat and is collapsable to about 6 inches high. The label says Sturdi-tot. Could you tell me the value?

 

A caliper in a box.

Value of Caliper?Would this be worth anything?

 

Information on an Ovenex Purse? - bakeware purse

Information on an Ovenex Purse?I am looking for any information on this item. It appears to be from around the 1940s and is an Ovenex creation. It was possibly an advertising item.

 

A decorative cast iron handle.

Cast Iron Handle?Has anyone any idea of what this is used for? It is cast iron. My wife said it could be a coffin handle!

 

A brightly colored piece of Japanese porcelain.

Value of Japanese PorcelainAlthough "china" has become a catchall term for ceramics produced around the world, Japan has a proud history of beautiful porcelain pieces. During World Wars I and II, sailors brought back dinnerware, vases, and other decorative pieces for their families and some of these can be valuable, depending on the condition and rarity.

 

The sign on a vintage Pennsylvania reel mower.

Value of a Pennsylvania Reel Mower?Reel mowers and other equipment were manufactured by the Pennsylvania Lawn Products in the mid 20th century. These vintage machines can be valuable, depending on condition.

 

An ornate copper platter.

Value of Copper PlatterThis platter is made of copper with the initials YGH on back. The width is 25 inches and top to bottom is 18 inches. Has age to it. Interested in what it may be worth or if anyone has any information about it. Thank you.

 

Identifying a Kitchen Tool? - tool similar to tongs

Identifying a Kitchen Tool?What is this? It's about 7" long. Although it looks somewhat like tongs, it can't be opened up wide. There's a lip at the left edge of the flat plate, which prevents you from separating the two sides. Does the etching of a chicken in its nest mean that it's used with chicken or eggs?

 

Value of a Vintage Drinking Glass - tall glass with white pattern of woman with umbrella perhaps in a garden

Value of a Vintage Drinking Glass?What is this drinking glass and how much is it worth?

 

A woman holding an antique vase.

Finding the Value of a VaseVases are a popular item for antique and vintage collectors. They can be made of glass, crystal, porcelain or even metal and have been used for flower arranging all across the world.

 

A console stereo with a record player.

Value of a Delmonico Console Stereo?So I was helping a friend clean out a storage unit of his late parents and for my help I could have whatever I wanted. Besides the few old dolls, plates, and some silverware I wrestled this heavy beast into my truck. It's in pretty good condition, I'll check soon if it works, but on the back it says it's a Delmonico (made in Italy) model #40SBR801 UX?

 

Identifying an Old Mower - old gas mower

Identifying an Old Gas MowerI have this lawnmower and would like to make it look good; it is still running (Wisconsin BKND). Can anyone can tell me which model it is? I also have the selky that attaches to it so I can sit while doing the lawn. I believe it is 31 inch wide. Is it perhaps a Toro?

 

Identifying a Piece of Pottery

Identifying a Piece of PotteryPottery can be manufactured in bulk or can be hand created by artists. Most has a unique mark or signature on the bottom that can help identify the creator.

 

A wooden ladder with a handle on the side.

What is this Ladder?This is very long with some type of handle mounted to the side of it?

 

Value of a Wrigley's Chewing Gum 5 Cent Display? - old metal display bin

Value of a Wrigley's Chewing Gum 5 Cent Display?I am looking for a price to sell this item. There is no rust. It is in great condition with only a tiny bend on one of the arms. I saw one for sale that was very rusted for $165. Any help would be appreciated.

 

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Replacement Vintage Seyfert's Pretzel Jar Lid?I have a Seyfert's butter pretzel glass jar with a broken glass lid. Do you know where I can get a replacement? The lid has the round glass pull handle on top. The jar measures 5.600" on the inside of flared opening.

 

Centennial Park in Atlanta, GA.

Value of Olympic Game Memorabilia?The value of memorabilia from past Olympic Games varies quite a bit. A thorough search on the internet can help narrow down the market for the specific items, such as pins, that you might have.

 

A ceramic vase with marking from Portugal.

Value of Ceramic Vases?Determining the value of your ceramic vases can be an internet adventure. First you will need to try to identify the maker, age, etc. Then with that information you can research sites for their possible value.

 

An old baseball on a black background.

Value of Collectible Baseballs?Depending on the condition and where it was used determine the value of a baseball. Whether it was used in an important game, signed by a famous player or just your favorite team can make it valuable to a buyer.

 

Identifying an Old Piece of Equipment - vintage piece of metal equipment, sort of a table

Identifying an Old Piece of Equipment?Trying to identify an old piece of equipment completely out of its environment can be a daunting task. Internet searches and sharing photos on-line may help you discover its original use.

 

Value of a Vintage Silvertone Recorder

Value of a Vintage Silvertone Recorder?This vintage Silverstone record player and recorder combination was likely sold by Sears. Establishing a value will be dependent on condition of the exterior and whether it still works. On-line research, including sites that offer this type of item for sale will help in you task.

 

A collection of antique tools.

Identifying Vintage and Antique Tools and HardwareVintage and antique tools and hardware are collectibles sought after by some as rustic decor or garden decorations. Identifying the items is a part of the process and perhaps one of the most fun phases.

 

Identifying a Clock Frame - molded plastic clock frame

Identifying a Plastic Lion Wall Hanging with Clock?I have a 16x32 lion and roses cast clock frame. Does anyone know what this is? It's made of heavy plastic, gold. The paint has flaked in some areas. The top circle had a battery operated clock in it with, JH TAIWAN, which I think is just for the clock itself. The bottom oval was empty and the whole backing was missing. I found this in a thrift store.

 

Manufacture's information on RCA Victor Radio.

Value of a Vintage RCA Victor Radio?The value of vintage RCA Victor radios depends quite a bit on the condition of the cabinet and whether the radio is in good working order. This page contains some ideas on determining the value of these radios.

 

An old tractor covered in red flowers.

Value of Old Farm Equipment as Yard Art?Old farm equipment, including parts, often has value as yard art. Determining the value and finding a buyer may take time. This page offers some ideas on setting a potential value.

 

Value of an Antique Piercy's Patent Tortoise Shell Thimble - antique thimble

Value of an Antique Piercy's Patent Tortoise Shell Thimble?I have an 1800s gold and silver tortoise shell Piercy's Patent thimble. I was wanting to know about what the value of one was?

 

Value of a Vintage Zenith TV - bug eye TV

Value of a Vintage Zenith TV?I have a Zenith bug eye with the owners manual. It is from 1955. The serial number is 5400204 and the model number is Z1814R. It came with a lot of extra parts. I recently inherited it from my grandfather. I was wondering what it's worth.

 

A secondhand store with books and other curiosities.

Identifying a Secondhand Store Find?You can often look online to help identify a secondhand or flea market finds. Older items can be a challenge to determine even what it was used for.

 

Value of Old Packages of Cigarettes

Value of Old Packages of Cigarettes?I have a collection of old cigarettes that I want to know how much they are worth. There are 58 full packets of old American, English and Russian cigarettes.

 

Identifying a Thrift Store Find - faux petals and pearls atop a dowel

Identifying a Thrift Store Find?I found, this beautiful piece at a thrift store and cannot find out what it is? Any guesses?

 

Value of a Charles Ramsay Glass Ornament  - shades of blue ornament

Value of a Charles Ramsay Glass Ornament?We would like to know how much a Charles Ramsay glass ornament would be worth that was purchased in the Edinburgh at the Scottish Art Gallery in 1987.

 

Determining the Age of an Old Sewing Machine - ornate antique sewing machine

Determining the Age of an Old Sewing Machine?To determine the age of an old sewing machine you will need either the serial number or the model number. This page contains some tips for determining the age of your older sewing machine.

 

Value of a Hammered Metal Tray - tray with intricate pattern

Value of a Hammered Metal Tray?We found this hammered tin tray (or metal). It looks really old and I have tried finding it online with no success. Does anyone know what this is? Who made it and when? How much it could be worth?

 

Value of a 1916 French 50 Centimes Coin

Value of a 1916 French 50 Centimes Coin?Where can I sell this? What's it worth?

 

Selling Budweiser Holiday Mugs - 1989 collectible mug

Selling Budweiser Holiday Mugs?How can I sell these?

 

Selling a Royal Grafton Commemorative Tea Cup - Charles and Diana cup

Selling a Royal Grafton Commemorative Tea Cup?I have a Royal Grafton tea cup commemorating the marriage of Charles and Diana. Where can I sell this?

 

Selling a R & S Prussia Tea Cup - tea cup with built in bag draining area

Selling a R & S Prussia Tea Cup?Where can I sell this?

 

Age of a Singer Industrial Sewing Machine - full view of the machine

Age of a Singer Industrial Sewing Machine?I wrote earlier wanting to know how old my Singer 111w155 industrial sewing machine is. Here are some pictures of it. The man who serviced it and cleaned it said it was still tight and had very little wear.

 

Value of an Eales 1779 Silver Ladle - ladle

Value of an Eales 1779 Silver Ladle?I have an Eales 1779 silver punch ladle. I am looking to determine its value.

 

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Value of a Vintage Simplicity Riding Mower?I have a Simplicity Wonderboy 600 riding mower. I can't find any information about this mower! If anyone can give me a price range I'll be very grateful. I don't know the year, but it does run and still needs to be cleaned up.

 

Identifying Porcelain Lamps

Identifying Porcelain Lamps?I have 2 lamp sets with no markings on them and need help identifying them.

 

Value of an Old Lowes Yard Tractor by Dynamark - front end of a blue lawn tractor

Value of an Old Lowes Yard Tractor by Dynamark?I need help identifying this lawn tractor. I have searched all over the internet and have came across nothing for this yard tractor. It's a Lowes 1134 by Dynmark with an 11 hp Briggs Stratton motor.

 

Value of Vintage Cutler Glasses - tall frosted finish glass with a can can dancer

Value of Vintage Cutler Glasses?While clearing out the basement I found a beverage set. It is a Cutler Merry Maker 8 piece beverage set. There are a couple of pieces missing. Any ideas how much they are worth?

 

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Value of a White Treadle Sewing Machine?I have a White sewing machine model#569. It is a working treadle, cabinet is good, and the drawers are in fair condition. It is approximately 75 to 100 years old. What is a fair value to sell it?

 

Victorian Porcelain Lace Up Boot - porcelain hightop shoe covered in lace and pearls

Victorian Porcelain Lace Up Boot?Another fun find! This caught my eye. I am not sure of it's origination or value. Any help would be much appreciated! It is a Victorian porcelain boot with lace up boots, and pearls with emblems.

 

Information on a Hammered Brass Israel Tea Pot - wooden handled conical brass teapot

Information on a Hammered Brass Israeli Tea Pot?I found this very interesting pot. It's hammered brass with Israel engravings. On the bottom it says, hand made in Israel. There's another stamp that I can't make out.

 

Value of a Vintage Universal Turntable Recorder - microphone company recording device with turntable

Value of a Vintage Universal Turntable Recorder?Has anyone seen one of these? I can't seem to find much info on it. I am wondering what it's value is. I have not plugged it in, I assume it's non-functional.

 

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A old piece of farm equipment.

Is This a Cultivator?I just got this from a friend. Is it a cultivator? Horse drawn? Haven't been able to find this one online anywhere. Any ideas? Wondering what it is worth as well.

 

An old whale's tooth on a wood surface.

1800s Whales Tooth ValueHello everyone! This whale's tooth has been passed down to me by my father, which was given to him by his uncle in the 1950s. My dad's uncle's father was a whaler in the late 1800s and I am wondering if anyone knows the value of the tooth. I am not looking to sell it, I would just like to know if someone may know the value of this. My guess is that it is from a sperm whale since they were very popular during the whaling era. The tooth measure 6 inches in length.

 

A piece of farm equipment made out of metal.

Identifying Farm Equipment?I found this in a family barn in West Virginia. Can you please identify it for me and direct me how to date it?

 

A large wooden mask.

Information About Wooden Mask?I got this mask out of a storage unit and I was hoping you could give me some information about it. It's about the size of a man's torso and weighs about 15-20 lbs.

 

A small metal item resembling a box with the word "GEM" on the side.

Identifying A Metal Item?Can anyone help identify what this piece is? It is galvanized metal about 8x12 inches.

 

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Value of Caverswall Thimble?I have a Caverswall thimble with signature W R Tipton, blue forget me not flower.

 

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