Bookfinder.com - a great site for researching a title of a book on various bookselling venues.
Children's Picture Book Collecting - includes photos and details about first edition and award winning books. A fabulous resource for collecting and ReSelling children's books.
Book Sale Finder - Search for library book sales in your area.
Fantastic Fiction - Bibliographies for over 30,000 authors.
Paperbackswap - List books you'd like to swap with other club members. You simply have to pay to ship the book.
Moveable Book Society - Everything you ever wanted to know about Pop-up Books.
Henry Altemus - Henry Altemus Company was a popular Philadelphia publisher. This site has a wonderful collection of photographs and information about books published by Henry Aletmus. A great resource for collectors and booksellers.
BookThink - if you are considering selling books, this should be your first destination.
Book Scans - a fab on-line reference site, listing tens of thousands of images of vintage paperback books.
First Edition Points - 1st edition books can be very tricky to research. This site will help you on your way to discovering whether your book is a 1st edition or not.
Morning Glory Antiques & Jewelry - site offers information on jewelery marks & dates.
Native American Hallmarks - Jewelry Hallmarks by Native American Jewelry Artists.
Artnet.com - Art.net is a subscription based site but does allow you to search for an artist. The artist and their work will show up although the sale price of any auctions do not unless you are a paying member.
Art Signatures - an incredible database of artist signatures.
Antique Cupboard - online database of sterling silver flatware, silverplate, and holloware with over 2000 silver patterns in stock. A huge collection of photos that I found very easy to search through when trying to research a pattern of flatware.
Pottery & China
Belleek - Dating Belleek that includes photos and information.
American Pottery Links - a collection of useful links for researching American Pottery.
More American Pottery Links - Similar to the site above.
Studio Pottery - 7,200 pages of information about studio pottery.
Guide to Pottery and Porcelain Marks - Includes links to various countries with photos of marks.
Potteries of California - a reference site that focuses on potteries of California. It includes photos, information and suggested books to add to your library.
Danish Art Pottery - lots of images and names of Danish Pottery. Items are for sale but still a great reference point.
English, Scottish and Irish Silver Marks - Marks and Hallmarks of British Silver - London Date Letters and Symbols.
Encyclopedia of American Silver Marks - Photos of marks that includes information about the silver designer/company.
Mystery Marks - a list of mystery marks and answers about the marks compiled from emails of SilverForum subscribers.
Antique Typewriters - incredible photos of very unique typewriters including a small background history of each one.
Thrift Store Directory
The Thrift Shopper - a favorite site of mine. They have a fantastic directory of thrift stores as well as a forum to talk about all things thrifty.
Thrifting iPhone Apps
CraigsPro (free) -Search Craigslist while out and about. You can save searches and different cities that will show up on one screen.
Terapeak - Free to download but it does require a subscription based membership to access data. Great resource for looking up to 90 of completed auctions.
eBay - (free) A variety of apps that let you check on the status of your auctions, list auctions, research auctions and of course shop.
Christie's Auction House - (free) allows you to take a look at over 450 auctions in over 80 categories including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewelry, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more.
Antiques Roadshow - ($2.99) This app which is a game actually incorporates real antiques, photos, item histories and values, as appraised on the TV series. This might be considered educational while waiting in line at an estate sale.
All Dolled Up - useful site with photos and information about metal dollhouses, fashion dolls, paper dolls and more.
M.U.S.C.L.E.S. - resource page for small figures from the 80's.