Links

Pottery, Porcelain and China:

Gotheborg: Excellent site for Chinese and Japanese ceramics. Front end is free but annual subscription required for full functionality www.gotheborg.com

The Potteries: Superb reference site for Staffordshire pottery. www.thepotteries.org

20th Century Forum: A good site for getting other members feedback on unidentified pottery (and glass) www.20thcenturyforum.com

Nicholnack: Australian site specialising in Royal Doulton and Carlton Ware www.nicholnack.com.au

Replacements: An American site that has a extensive index of patterns www.replacements.com

Studio pottery: www.studiopottery.com

Antique Marks: Wide ranging site for antique marks on pottery and more www.antique-marks.com

Silver

925-1000: www.925-1000.com

Silver Collection: www.silvercollection.it

Birmingham Assay Office: www.theassayoffice.co.uk

Silvermakers marks: www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk

Paperweights

The Paperweight People:http://www.pwts.co.uk/index.shtml

Postcards

Playle Deltiology: US orientated www.playle.com

Edinphoto: Scottish orientated www.edinphoto.org.uk

Toys

Vectis Good site for buying collectable toys and checking values www.vectis.co.uk

Valuation

Millers Antiques: www.millersantiquesguide.com

Ebay: Ebay remains the main online auction site for the moment although it appears to be moving to more of a mall for online major outlets. However it has millions of items for sale including a huge quantity of collectables. Searching completed listings can provide useful price comparisons with the caveats that condition may vary, sellers may classify items incorrectly and national markets may vary tremendously and it can be dangerous to apply USA values to the UK market and vice versa. www.ebay.co.uk

Image Search

Conducting a reverse image search can be a good way of identifying an obscure object or painting/print. Each work by uploading an image from your computer and the search engine then tries to find relevant matches.

Tineye: Our preferred engine as it seems to identify only relevant matches www.tineye.com

Google: We have found this less useful as it appears to find several non-relevant matches www.google.com