And the winner is …

Each month, Antique Trader has been hosting a new sweepstakes related to antiques and collectibles. Usually we select a collecting resource, sometimes we sweepstakes off a collectible itself. You may recall that when we launched the Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes last year, our first sweepstakes prize was a set of porcelain butter pats.

The sweepstakes continues, and the list of winners grows with each passing month. The winner of the April Antique Trader Treasure Hunt sweepstakes has been picked and contacted.

Congratulations to Vernon Sahlin of New Straitsville, Ohio. Vernon won a copy of the Antique Trader Guide to Fakes and Reproductions by Mark Chervenka.
When I spoke with Vernon, he said anything that he and his wife are really interested in, they enter for. He gives a lot of the little things he wins to his grandkids, but he said he’s definitely going to keep this prize.

Vernon and his wife are both in their seventies and enjoy reading the auction and show listings in the Antique Trader. He says they can’t get out and travel to all the shows and auctions, but they can keep up with what’s going on by reading the show and auction news in the Antique Trader. “We can’t retire too much,” Vernon says.

Vernon, we hope you enjoy your Guide to Fakes & Reproductions, and keep those entries coming! The June sweepstakes prize is the Price Guide to Holt-Howard Collectibles and related ceramicware of the ’50s and ’60s by Walter Dworkin.

I think everyone would agree with Vernon when he said, “It’s fun to win!” But there’s no way you can win if you don’t enter!

Visit and enter today for your chance to win!

— Posted by Karen Knapstein


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Karen Knapstein

About Karen Knapstein

Karen Knapstein is the editor of Antique Trader magazine. A lifelong collector and student of antiques, she has written dozens of articles on vintage collectibles and their historical context. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Joseph, and daughter, Faye. She can be reached at