I, on the other hand, cannot really discern the genuine from the blatantly obvious fakes. However, I do know what I like, what attracts me or calls my name for some reason. It is not like I consider my flea market purchases investments.
Carltonware made a line of pottery called Walkingware--because it had walking feet. After the company closed, as I understand it, at least one company had permission to use original molds. These pieces may or may not have been marked. I found these egg cups at the flea market last Sunday. They are not marked so I won't ever say they are "real," but I think they are cute.
I thought I would start an egg cup collection for my granddaughter. If she wants, she can use these for jewelry catch-alls.
I also bought four of these plates that were made in Italy. They are marked Ceramica, which does make Italian dishes and kitchen accessories. I just really like the colors. I am a sucker for dishes. It used to distress Mike because he wanted everything to match--full sets.
It wasn't a big investment and my finds made my happy.