Antique Clocks Price Guide is the largest resource for researching, valuing and buying/selling antiques, art and vintage collectibles.We provide price guide to antique clocks for our customers.

Encompassing hundreds of different collectible categories, a comprehensive guide to several million antiques and collectibles prices comes complete with up-to-date prices and pictures, along with tips on current trends in the market, buying and selling items, identification of fakes and reproductions and more.

"What's my watch worth?" seems like such a simple question, and I wish we could offer you Vintage Watches Price Guide where all you had to do was type in your watch's serial number and up comes the watch's value, but it's just not that simple!

Author Archive

Gas Tank Restoration

November 15th, 2010 Comments Off on Gas Tank Restoration

So you have a filthy rusty gas tank and you want to use it. Many people say throw it away; nothing is more obnoxious and dangerous than gas tank restoration. It ranks right up or down there with septic tank work. I have been astounded at the degree of vile filth that can grow inside an abandoned tank. Every deterioration situation is different so the quality of varnish(not the finishing kind) and oxide varies. Gasoline apparently breaks down both by

read more...

Winter Restoration

November 15th, 2010 Comments Off on Winter Restoration

By James B. Holler Hurry Home is the name that was painted on the side of a 1947 Ventnor raceboat as a gift for a son who was fighting in Korea. He activily raced the boat for a few years and stored it away in a barn where I found it in 1984, in need of restoration. Weldon Ferguson and I worked on it together for a year before it was ready to show. The boat has made a big

read more...

What is my boat worth?

November 15th, 2010 Comments Off on What is my boat worth?

June 27, 2002 Dear Ginger, What is my boat worth? If I restore it, will I ever get my money back? People often ask me these questions. The answer varies according to the situation. First of all, I remind them that these boats went out of popularity back in the sixties when fiberglass came in. Now the market is weak because only nostalgic, retired folks that have time to fool around with varnish would want it. Advertising in the paper,

read more...

Hardware and Gages

November 15th, 2010 Comments Off on Hardware and Gages

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, thank you for joining us for this National Boating History Conference. I think everyone here would agree that few things are as pleasing as a gorgeous mahogany boat. The beautiful varnished wood is enhanced by fabulous chrome plated hardware. What makes this hardware so beautiful? The outstanding chrome plating. In the teens and twenties marine hardware was bare brass or nickel. Both would become dull with age. Around 1932 Chrome plating became available, to keep

read more...

Polishing Chrome

November 15th, 2010 Comments Off on Polishing Chrome

This is the time of year to spruce up the boat for the season. Even the best chrome needs going over after a few months around salt water. The dull haze that accumulates, is made up of oxides of the base metal, that leak out of tiny microscopic holes in the plated surface. This electrolisis is a natural phenomena that plays a part in the breakdown of all dissimilar metals. To restore the original shine, the dull film must be

read more...
Page 12 of 12« First...«89101112