Your Best Reference for Antique Marks. Including pottery marks, porcelain marks and everything antique or collectable.

Over 10,000 antique marks, china marks and trademarks with superb quality images to illustrate examples of antique manufacturers products.

Antique marks is your easy to use online reference for everything antique.

With detailed information on all kinds of antique china, pottery marks, porcelain marks, antiques and collectables. Antique Marks includes antique terms, a full antiques glossary and detailed history on well known companies and artist biographies.  As well as pottery & porcelain companies and information on caring for antique rugs, carpets, silver and glass.

But best of all … Its all FREE, and at your fingertips 24/7.

The site includes graphic illustrations of over 100 manufacturers products to help identify & date your pieces and over 10,000 makers marks and a full antiques glossary with a full easy to use search facility. Antique-marks.com is ideal for the collector to check or verify attributions listed in online auction sales.

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Antique Values – What to look out for when valuing antiques

Assessing an antiques value involves a lot more than examining a price list. Antiques experts will use a price guide as the starting point in the antique appraisal and valuation process but also include a host of other factors to determine an antiques true value Read More

Spotting Antique Fakes and Forgeries

The Golden Rule when buying antiques, is always to ask the seller and to make sure they answer positively one way or the other. If the answer is maybe, could be or it might be an original, then think twice before you buy. Antique fakes are better now than ever and the antique collector really does need to be wary. Read More

Fake Royal Worcester Marks

Good quality porcelain is often copied and fake Royal Worcester marks are quite common. The artwork on this nice pair of posy vases looks the part and the Stinton signature could get you very excited if you came across them at auction. But are these marks genuine Royal Worcester marks. Only good research and an eye for detail can make sure you don't pay top dollar for inferior copies or outright fakes. Read More

Shelley Marks & Collectible Shelley China

In 1910 Shelley marks were officially adopted by Wileman & Co of Foley Potteries and Foley China Works. Highly sought after Mabel Lucie Attwell collectibles bear the mark as do the wonderful Art Deco styled Harmony tea wares designed by Eric Slater and produced in the early 1930's. Shelley is popular among ceramics collectors and discovering you own a Shelley teaset or a Mabel Lucie Attwell piece could add nicely to your bank balance. Read More

Collecting Studio Pottery: The Potters Marks & a little history

Studio pottery pieces by Bernard Leach and the potters he taught can command high prices. Spotting a pot by Leach takes a little learning as does recognising any of the good studio pottery that you can find in all sorts of places including boot fairs & yard sales as well as antiques fairs. Knowing what the potter was trying to achieve will help the collector find those priceless little nuggets as will knowing the pottery marks to look out for and building a good source of reference. Read More

Antiques Collection: Gerbing & Stephan Majolica Vase c1890

Beginning as Schiller & Gerbing in 1829 and eventually becoming Gerbing & Stephan in 1861, this once significant ceramics company produced some superb Majolica pottery. The battle scene vase in our Antiques collection is a wonderful example bearing Gerbing & Stephan marks used between 1861 and 1900. They show a very clear 'G&St.' mark. Read More

Collecting Silver Coins of the British Commonwealth

The British Commonwealth is one of the largest international organizations in the world, containing over fifty member states and a population of over two billion. Its member nations have produced some of the most interesting, varied, and beautiful silver coins in the world. Here we look at the silver coinage histories of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and India, and a few bargains that silver investors and coin collectors should watch out for when searching for collectible silver coins from these countries. Read More

Why Collecting Mexican Gold Pesos is a Great Investment

A Guide to Investing in very collectable Mexican Gold Pesos. Coin Collectors and investors that are looking for something a little different should consider Mexican Gold Pesos. A large selection of denominations especially small denominations makes the gold peso easy to acquire. Read More

Chinese Symbols on Antique Furniture

A glossary of Chinese Symbols and oriental marks found on antique furniture and other artifacts. Everything from the eight immortals to the Stellar triad and various traditional symbols for animals fruit and flowers with an explanation of why they would be used Read More

Rare & Collectable Japanese Imari Porcelain

Japanese Imari Porcelain is a very popular collectible that appeals to all sorts of ceramics collectors. Some prefer the more modern Derby Imari porcelains but to truly appreciate Imari you really have to add a few good quality Japanese Imari porcelain pieces to your Oriental porcelain collection. There are plenty of pieces available and they range in price from just a few pounds to the high hundreds or thousands. Read More

Antique Marks is a great resource for antique collectors & dealers

Antique collectors, buyers and sellers can easily access a wealth of information, using our main site or using our mobile friendly version of antique marks while you’re out and about.

The antique marks website is ideal for any collector, buyer or seller who needs to research pottery marks, porcelain marks or other antique collector essentials.

And for those who want to provide their potential customer with as much information as possible; information that will allow them to make an educated and informed decision.

Whether you’re looking for antique pottery marks, porcelain marks, antique china marks or antique makers marks, it’s all right here at your fingertips.

The information can be accessed while they are creating their item description and a link to the relevant section can be provided to the potential buyer; just to re-assure your customer that the antique china you are selling is exactly what you say it is.

It is invaluable to the seller who is unsure of an antique china maker or the date of a piece of porcelain or where to research the origins of quality antique pottery.

And; it can also help prevent you selling antiques for low, low prices.



No matter what antiques you buy, sell or collect...
Royal Doulton or Royal Worcester figures, antique pottery vases, antique china, majolica, studio pottery, art deco, art nouveau, antique carpets, silver, rare coins or any other range of antique items.

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Antique marks with its comprehensive antiques glossary and fully illustrated pottery and porcelain marks sections can help make sure you know what antiques you are buying and sometimes more importantly, what antiques you are selling.