Q: Enclosed is a photo of a candy dish marked "Royal Winton Chintz, Hand Painted, Made in England." It was purchased in the early 1900s. Can you tell me how much it might sell for?
A: This was made by Grimwades Ltd. in Stoke, England, during the mid-20th century. It would probably sell for about $35 to $45.
Q: This mark is on the bottom of a compote. It has a basket-weave rim and is supported by three Cupids. It is a fine-quality porcelain decorated with flowers of various colors. Please tell me what you can about its origin and value.
A: This was made by the Carl Thieme porcelain factory in Potschappel, Germany, about 1880. It would probably sell for $500 to $600.
Q: I have a 9-inch vase that has a picture of a deer in a field; in the background are a building and trees. It is marked "Royal Bayreuth" and dated 1794. Please eval
uate this for me.
A. Your porcelain vase was made in Tettau, Germany, in the mid-20th century. It would probably sell for about $100.
Q: Some people say that my can of Billy Beer is valuable. I know this was made when his brother (Jimmy Carter) was president in the 1970s. What is your opinion?
A: The last time I checked, the price was about $3; a current price guide lists the empty Billy Beer cans at 50 cents to $1.
Q: My antique hand-painted porcelain vase is 10 inches tall and is decorated with orange and yellow flowers on a black background. It is marked "Czechoslovakia." Can you tell me when this was made and what it might sell for?
DTC A: Since Czechoslovakia was founded in 1918, your vase was probably made between then and 1939, when the country was taken over by Germany. It would probably sell for $65 to $75.