News-Antique.com - Apr 07,2014 - Porcelain and pottery have always been my favorite tangible assets. There is nothing like handling and looking at vases, statues, figurines and cookie jars. The pottery that was made during the 1930's in Los Angeles, California has always fascinated me. From there I ventured into learning about all pottery from the 1940's to the 1960's and beyond. I now have a lovely collection of cookie jars, figurines, and other pottery by Franciscan, Heidi Schoop, American Limoges, McCoy, Hull, Blue Ridge, Red Wing, Hagen Renaker, Rosenthal, American Bisque, and on and on. The most important thing I learned in my collecting activity, aside from the fact that the item should be in good condition, is that it should have a name. If there is no name on the bottom, I put it back. Also, another important thing is information. Having knowledge of the pottery company that created your item is critical. There are over 120 pottery books in my library, and this collection not only keeps me informed about all the pottery I have, but it provides me with the necessary information about my purchases. If you have all this you're good!