How to Identify German Manufacturing Marks?

Answer Manufacturing marks are key to providing proof of authenticity to any collector of antique items made in Germany. Porcelain plates, antique dolls, steins (German beer mugs with lids), glassware, fl... Read More »

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How to Identify Old German Porcelain?

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How to Identify German SS RZM Daggers?

The RZM, which stands for "Reichszeugmeisterei der NSDAP," or National Materials Authority of the National Socialist German Workers Party, was a paramilitary division of the National Socialist Germ... Read More »