Collecting Advice

Resources for Collectors

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Whether you’re starting out on a new collecting adventure or you’re already surrounded by a full collection you may have questions about you’re latest acquisition or a piece you've had your eye on. This list of helpful resources will point you in the right direction no matter what you collect or what level your collection is at.

General Collecting Resources

  • Collectors Weekly – A resource for people who love vintage and antiques. They feature in-depth informative articles on more than 1500 vintage and antique categories.

  • – This site specializes in information on coin collecting, old cars and military, sports collecting, music collecting, gun collecting and antiques.

  • Kovels – This website has a wide range of information on many collecting subjects. They are known for their price guides which are well respected. This site also has an extensive collection of makers’ marks.

Types of Collectibles

  • Collecting Ceramics and Pottery

    • Antique Marks - Everything you need to know about the world of antique ceramics from around the world.

    • About Antiques – List of tips for newer collectors of ceramics and porcelain

  • Collecting Salt and Pepper Shakers

    • Novelty Salt & Pepper Shakers Club - A collectors club of members from around the world who have the love of collecting novelty and figural salt and pepper shakers in common.

  • Collecting Glassware

    • Just Glass – An introduction to collecting glassware by Rosemary Trietsch. This site has a nice back history on glassware and description of glassware categories.

    • Glassware Handbook – Extensive guide on all types of glassware including Avon glassware, depression glass, and crystal glassware.

  • Collecting Comic Books

    • CGC – The first independent, impartial, third-party comic book grading service.

    • Comic Vine – An excellent article on starting a comic book collection. This website also has a ton of information on the current comic book industry including news, previews, and reviews.

Collecting by Brand

  • Collecting Avon

  • Collecting Coca-Cola

    • The Martin Guide to Coca-Cola - A very complete website devoted to all things Coca-Cola including a subscription only price guide, $29.99 per year.

    • Coca-Cola Collectors Club – Group of Coca-Cola collectors with local chapters around the world. US membership is $35.

    • Ebay Guide - Nice overview of the vast variety of types of Coca-Cola collectible from antique to vintage items.

  • Collecting Pez Dispensers

    • Pez Candy Inc. Collectors Corner – Pez Candy Inc.’s official website regarding collectible information including special event and potential fakes to look out for.

    • – Ultimate Pez collecting website that has everything you need to start or further a Pez collection including convention information and a gallery of Pez tattoos.

  • Collecting Precious Moments

    • Sell 4 Value – A site that buys precious moments figurines. The site does have a rough history of the Precious Moments figurines and a general guide to pricing.

    • Woolvey – A guide to identifying your Precious Moments figures and a detailed guide on valuation.

Looking for something to collect? Check out some of our previous guides for beginner collectors. 

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