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Based on the image, this platter is fairly modern as these things go, but misses out on the antique category. We know this by the marking. The Johnson crown marking of this type was used by Johnson Bros. from 1913 onward, with this piece in the...

Based on the image, this platter is fairly modern as these things go, but misses out on the antique category. We know this by the marking. The Johnson crown marking of this type was used by Johnson Bros. from 1913 onward, with this piece in the.

Brauerplate

Brauerplate

CHARITY AUCTION SHOCKER - Jeffrey Walker's auction house in Ottawa, Canada was conducting a charity auction to benefit The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art in Toronto. A donor contributed a Chinese plate, blue with a white dragon, and the auction house's experts set a pre-sale estimate at $600 to $800, - See more at: http://blog.valuethisnow.com/posts/charity-auction-shocker#sthash.xSm3rDxV.dpuf

CHARITY AUCTION SHOCKER - Jeffrey Walker's auction house in Ottawa, Canada was conducting a charity auction to benefit The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art in Toronto. A donor contributed a Chinese plate, blue with a white dragon, and the auction house's experts set a pre-sale estimate at $600 to $800, - See more at: http://blog.valuethisnow.com/posts/charity-auction-shocker#sthash.xSm3rDxV.dpuf

Limoges (Erdinç Bakla archive)

Martial Redon Limoges Hand Painted Antique Porcelain Blackberry Vase Potpourri in Pottery & Glass, Pottery & China, China & Dinnerware, Limoges

Wallvase

Wallvase

Royalnip

Royalnip

For those wanting to start a collection of antique board games, it helps to have deep pockets. A more reasonable start for beginners would be to collect 20th century board games, which are easier on the pockets.  Look for early Monopoly games, and those games based on well known characters from comic strips, television and films.

How Much are Old Board Games Worth?

Moonflask - 5th Century piece from the reign of Emperor Xuande, but gave the owner a presale estimate of about $3200.00 US for the vase, mainly because of the damage. The vase's owner would have been very pleased to have received even that amount for what he had considered a worthless piece. Nobody was really prepaired for what happened next. Regardless of the damage, Chinese collectors bid this piece up to $186,575.35, had it been undamaged? about 1.5 million.

Damaged, But Still Valuable

Toby mugs are a tradition with Royal Doulton that dates back to 1933 when they were introduced by Charles Noke. The Royal Doulton character jugs range features popular personalities, as well as characters from history and fiction that has included more than 300 different subjects. - See more at: http://blog.valuethisnow.com/posts/captain-hook-toby#sthash.0ZDR0PVx.dpuf

Capt Hook Old - Large - Royal Doulton Character Jug

This plate was made to commemorate Glen's flight in Friendship 7 in 1962. Like most historic events, manufacturers are quick to promote and profit from this one, mass producing items from John Glen lunch boxes to ashtrays. - See more at: http://blog.valuethisnow.com/posts/john-glenn-space-flight-memorabilia#sthash.wNRAX91k.dpuf

This plate was made to commemorate Glen's flight in Friendship 7 in 1962. Like most historic events, manufacturers are quick to promote and profit from this one, mass producing items from John Glen lunch boxes to ashtrays. - See more at: http://blog.valuethisnow.com/posts/john-glenn-space-flight-memorabilia#sthash.wNRAX91k.dpuf

The plate pictured, identified for what it is, a 20th Century reproduction sold for $65.00 at auction, while very good quality Royal Vienna style plates from the late 19th Century can sell at auction for over $1000.00.

A little Knowledge in a Dangerous Thing

WHAT IS "WHITE WARE" Quite often plates like the one shown sell at auction for less than $75.00, in the $25.00-$60.00 range.

WHAT IS "WHITE WARE" Quite often plates like the one shown sell at auction for less than $75.00, in the $25.00-$60.00 range.

Broken - Your antique majolica plate was minding its own business on the sideboard in the dining room, when around the corner and into the room sped that category 5 hurricane of a grandson of yours. The resulting crash could be heard in Italy, which is where you bought the plate, 35 years before, on your honeymoon. - See more at: http://blog.valuethisnow.com/posts/how-to-successfully-file-a-damage-claim#sthash.O3fXU5Nq.dpuf

Broken - Your antique majolica plate was minding its own business on the sideboard in the dining room, when around the corner and into the room sped that category 5 hurricane of a grandson of yours. The resulting crash could be heard in Italy, which is where you bought the plate, 35 years before, on your honeymoon. - See more at: http://blog.valuethisnow.com/posts/how-to-successfully-file-a-damage-claim#sthash.O3fXU5Nq.dpuf

The piece pictured here is a "Toby." The first Toby jug was said to have been made in the mid to late 18th century. The first type typically depicted a “Toby Fillpot” character in late 18th century attire, such as a tricorner hat, breech-coat and buckled shoes. - See more at: http://blog.valuethisnow.com/posts/burlingtonware-toby-jug#sthash.KlSTIeDm.dpuf

The piece pictured here is a "Toby." The first Toby jug was said to have been made in the mid to late 18th century. The first type typically depicted a “Toby Fillpot” character in late 18th century attire, such as a tricorner hat, breech-coat and buckled shoes. - See more at: http://blog.valuethisnow.com/posts/burlingtonware-toby-jug#sthash.KlSTIeDm.dpuf

Chinesebronzevase

Chinesebronzevase

I've loved this painting of Christ from my childhood!

Jesus children- oh, how Ryan loved his little Bible & going to Sunday School

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