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This regular column is designed to inform readers about the identity of various antique and collectibles items, and to show how each item’s identity was arrived at. It is hosted by Marks4Antiques.com, a San Francisco, CA, based company that provides the largest and most comprehensive databases of marks on Antiques & Collectibles on the Internet.
Marks4Antiques.com was created to help Collectors and Dealers to research Antiques & Collectibles. Specifically,
All websites were designed for use online 24/7 in order to accommodate the growing number of mobile Antiques & Collectibles Dealers that roam the country to different Auctions or Shows and those that sell or buy online (Rubylane, eBay etc). Subscribing to our websites provides easy and fast visual methods of identifying and self-appraising items. An active member can also contact the experts of each website for personal assistance when a mark is not already in the database at no additional cost.
To facilitate an unbiased Antiques Research & Evaluation environment, no Trade (buying or selling) of items is allowed through these sites as they are totally dedicated to Research. All staff are avid Collectors, Appraisers and professional Dealers
The editors of Notes from the Lane and the staff of marks4antiques.com invite you to submit your questions and comments via the comments section located below. If you would like help with identifying a particular antique or collectible item please send your inquiry, along with clear photographs of the item and close ups of the mark or other features, to email@example.com. Selected items will be chosen to be featured in the What's This? column. While it is our desire, we cannot however research every item submitted, nor respond to every email inquiry personally. We are committed to providing our readers with enough helpful information to research an item on their own.