Favorite Finds Contest returns to Antique Trader

Crack open your Underwood portables and sharpen your quills: the 2nd Annual Antique Trader Favorite Finds Contest returns. (Read a recap of the 2009 Favorite Finds Contest HERE.)

This is the second year we are offering this contest through our website and our printed magazine. Now through Sept. 30, you may submit your stories of yard sale surprises or auction action that resulted in that find of a lifetime.

The find doesn’t have to rank up there with a long lost copy of the Declaration of Independence to qualify as a winner.

Past entries to the Favorite Finds Contest range from an old marble purchased for 5 cents and later sold for $85 to composite German candy containers. Last year’s winning entry involved two cookie jar collectors on their quest at a crazy California estate sale. 

We hope this year’s prize will encourage you to submit your story. This year’s winner will receive a free, one-year subscription to Antique Trader magazine and a seven-title reference library from Krause Publications.

Responses will be published in October cover dated issues of Antique Trader magazine as well as on www.AntiqueTrader.com.

Participants are free to enter as many times as they wish; each submission must be an original story. Each submission must include the author’s full name, hometown and state and a telephone number or e-mail address. Read the full contest rules at www.antiquetrader.com.

Send your entries by Sept. 30 to Antique Trader Favorite Finds, 700 E. State St., Iola, WI 54990 or to ATNEWS@fwmedia.com or eric.bradley@fwmedia.com.

If sending by e-mail, please include the words Favorite Finds in the subject line of your message. ?

Last year’s Antique Trader Favorite Finds contest resulted in dozens of entries ranging from the funny to the downright amazing. To get you in the mood of sharing your story, here’s one reader’s tale of triumph: Garage sale shopper’s $50 find now the pride of her china cupboard.

— Eric Bradley

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