HELP GUARANTEED - If you cannot find your marks or have doubts, as a member you can contact our specialists for free and at no additional cost. We are on stand-by to share our knowledge and help you identify your treasures - see examples of research answers to our members on Ceramics marks and Jewelry & Silver marks.
Our specialists are trained accredited professional appraisers with many years of experience. All of our staff are passionate collectors or antiques dealers and also understand the business side of antiques. We know the importance of fast and accurate information and we are here to help you make the right decision when buying or selling.
On the road, at the office or in the comfort of your own home, our entire content is available as a normal website that can be viewed on any internet device. You can use a computer, laptop, smart phone, iPad and any other device connected to the web. There is no need to buy any books or download any software or special programs to use our services. You do not need to be technical or a computer guru - it is even easier and faster than using books. Access is instant and available 24/7.
UNLIMITED ACCESS - You may use our services at any time and as frequently as you wish.
All services are totally illustrated with clear images (visual reference) and full of useful information. There is no need to join a Forum or Message Board or send photos and descriptions. All services include advanced search features and research tools to find all the information you need easily and quickly. Our reference material is constantly updated and we always strive to improve by adding more features.
Our antiques guides are accurate, informative and always up-to-date. Our services include actual clear images of marks and auction records displayed nicely and with care. You will be amazed at how easy they are to use. We are your complete source of reference information on antiques and collectibles of any kind. You will find what you need quickly and you can always ask our experts for more help at no extra charge. We check and double check our information for accuracy and always add new facts as we find them. No need to keep buying the latest editions of books and no costs for newer software or App versions or updates.
Our identification reference guides (see: Ceramics marks guides and Jewelry & Silver marks guides) help in finding marks, backstamps, markings, hallmarks and other signs or trademarks that can tell you who the maker is and when your items were made. All marks in our vast reference library and databases are displayed in special photo albums and are divided in Shape or Letter Categories to locate them easily and quickly. Special features include advanced research tools such as a NAME SEARCH and an INITIALS SEARCH that can instantly find the marks from our databases for any company or studio or by the initials of a Silversmith or Jeweler. Marks are from around the world and span all times and periods and for any decorative or artistic style. Information about each company or artist is also provided in a brief Fact Sheet to help you learn more about your treasures or heirlooms.
Learn how to tell a recent reproduction from an authentic antique - Our identification guides include recent reproductions and forged marks to help you determine if your item is genuine or a fake. We add more such marks all the time and you can see them side-by-side to the real ones so that you can tell the difference instantly and easily.
Our appraisal guide (see: Antiques Pricing guides) uses a "smart" internal search program to find auction records that are accurate and timely. Your search is immediately translated to all relevant terms that will locate the items you are trying to find with photos, descriptions, prices, location and date sold and from any category of antiques or collectibles. You can print the results for your records or to use for a formal appraisal.
Membership access is available on a subscription basis and at a very low flat rate. There are no other costs or fees and nothing to buy. Our services are dedicated to antiques research only. When you sign up, you will immediately realize that we have assembled the most comprehensive and extensive reference material related to antiques & collectibles in the world.
To view specific examples on how our services work, visit:
- For examples from our Marks4Ceramics.com to identify marks on Porcelain, Chinaware marks or Pottery marks click here...
- For examples from our Marks4Silver.com to identify hallmarks on Silver or Silverplate & Precious Metals, vintage or contemporary Jewelry marks, Pewter marks and other Metalware click here...
- For examples of our Values4Antiques.com to appraise and find prices of any antique or collectible click here...