David Rago appraises a 1905 Van Briggle vase for $1500-$2000.
Finding a piece of Van Briggle at a garage sale is like a game. You don't always win, but when you do, its an amazing feeling. Pottery from more popular companies such as Roseville or Weller don't offer the same kind of excitement that Van Briggle provides. Your eyes quickly sweep over tables or boxes
Every second Sunday of the month, I make my early morning trip to the local Antique Faire here in Sacramento. This particular morning, my antique-hunting efforts were particularly fruitful. I started off looking for a few particular items, slowly meandering up and down aisles while I enjoyed my hot cup of coffee. I found one
I was in the small town of Martinez in California with my sister going from antique stores to thrift stores. We weren't looking for anything in particular, being collectors of many things, but just for anything that caught our eyes. We found a small store filled to the brim with bric-a-brac and collectibles. It was