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i have in my possesion a piece of what i believe is antique costume jewelry. it is stamped with a copywrite symbol and the word "lucienpiccar... it is either an o or d best i can tell.. is this a worth anything?i cannot find anything on the web about it at all .. please help

Vintage Lucien Piccard Jewelry

Lucien Piccard started producing watches and jewelry in the early and the company still makes timepieces today. Prices on new and antique Lucien Piccard watches range from $40 to several hundred dollars, depending upon the quality of the watch. Lucien Piccard watches with diamonds sell for thousands of dollars. Although the item you have may look like a vintage bracelet, it could have a hidden timepiece. Vintage Lucien Piccard watches or vintage jewelry in good to excellent condition has value. If the item has damage or missing stones that reduces the value. Vintage watches and antique jewelry are very desirable, and highly collectible. If you want extra cash, antique collectors love vintage name-brand watches like Lucien Piccard. And, it's rare to find jewelry by Lucien Piccard, so that helps increase your item's value, too. Use Lucien Piccard as a keyword search on some of the on-line auction sites to find a match for your item, and to get an idea of market value today.

1980`s madame alexander wizard of oz dolls?tin man, dorothy, etc. prices

Vintage Madame Alexander Dolls

Madame Alexander dolls are a favorite of children and discerning collectors all over the world. The value of vintage Madame Alexander Wizard of Oz dolls depends upon the condition of the collectables and if they are still in the box. In perfect condition and still in the box, this set of antique dolls fetches several hundred dollars. Without boxes, but in mint condition, the Wizard of Oz collectable set might still bring $150-$300. Without boxes, and not in perfect condition, the dolls might sell in the $50 range. If you find a buyer who collects Madame Alexander, you may get more. Collectible items like vintage Beanie Babies, Smurfs or GI Joe toys are always collectible-and valuable- to the people that collect them.

What is the history of Roseville Pottery?


In 1892 George F. Young founded the Roseville Pottery Company in Zanesville, Ohio. The first pieces of Roseville Potter were made in 1900 under the name, "Rozane" or "Rozane Ware." Rozane Ware had highly glossed browns and blues with hand-painted animals, Indians, nature scenes and portraits. This hardly resembles the image most modern day collectors associate with the classic "Roseville" look.

In the late teens and early 1920's Rozane Ware started a new line called Rosecraft. The patterns in this line included Black colors, Vintage, Blended and the much sought after Hexagon. Rosecraft is said to be the precursor of the distinctive style of the Roseville line.

In 1926 George Young's son, Russell T. Young, took over the company and with his sense of style and refined taste he gave birth to what is known as Roseville Pottery.

How can I identify an older piece of Crackle Glass?


Older pieces of Crackle Glass will show more wear marks on the bottom and inside where a stopper may have been. Shapes are more imperfect, may lean to one side slightly and feel bumps or variations in glass.

The fewer the cracks a piece has, the cheaper the piece of crackle would be.

What companies produced Crackle Glass?

Manufacturers of Crackle Glass

Some of the companies that produced Crackle Glass are: Blenko Glass Co., Pilgrim Glass Co., H.C. Fry Glass Co., Boston and Sandwich Glass Co., Hobbs, Bruckunier and Co., Cambridge Glass Co., Kanawha Glass Co. Some of these companies are still operating today making Crackle Glass.

How is Crackle Glass made?


Crackle Glass is known by other names: Craquelle Glass, Ice Glass and Overshot Glass. It was the Venetian Glass Makers of the 16th Century that invented this marvelous process. The glass was immersed in cold water while it was molten hot, thereby cracking the glass. The glass was then re-heated and either mold or hand-blown into the shape the glass blower desired. The re-heating of the glass would seal the cracks. If you run your hand over Crackle Glass, you can feel the cracks, but the inside would be smooth to touch. Glass makers today are still using this same method.

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