Some of the collectible hobby’s best books have been out of print for more than a decade, only to be found in antiques stores themselves as part of a dealer’s private library. F+W Media, publisher of Antique Trader, is proud to offer a variety of its antiques and collectibles products in e-book form in Amazon’s Kindle store. Now you don’t have to spend $50 for that out-of-print title if you put an e-reader such as your Kindle or iPad to work! Read More +
More than 400 lots of vintage and antique collectibles have been donated from across the United States for a charity auction April 28, 2012 for the benefit of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Read More +
The best perfume bottle dealers in the world are coming together to sell at the IPBA Perfume Bottle Show & Sale May 5-6, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. Read More +
Illinois’ 20 30 40 Glass Society celebrates the 40th Antique American Glass sale March 10-11, 2012 with a glass ID table, door prizes and a new raffle of antique American glass. Read More +
The first forum for people interested in American-made paperweights, old and new, is March 31, 2012, at the Museum of American Glass in West Virginia. Read More +
A selection of top lots of antique glass and contemporary paperweights sold by James D. Julia Auctioneers, Dec. 1-2, 2011 in Fairfield, Maine. Read More +
NEWMAN GROVE, Neb. — Beginning at 10 a.m. Oct. 8, the Community Center, downtown Newman Grove, Neb., will be the site of a one-day estate-auction event clearing the collections of Ron Wiese and the late Jackie Wiese. Fowlkes Realty & … Read More +
Like most collectible areas, the glass market is slowly recovering from tough market conditions. Prices of smalls were off 20 to 40 percent because of the recession. Like the real estate market, glass experienced a bubble of unrealistically high prices. In this excerpt we look at which segments of glass collecting show strength and why the market is less regionalized than it was before the crash.
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Dealers at the 12th Annual Elegant and Depression Glass Show packed the Tennessee State Fairgrounds with elegant and depression glass, July 16-17, 2011 including some rare pieces. Two of the rarer pieces at the show included a Fostoria American soap dish and a Cambridge glass owl lamp. The Fostoria soap dish was complete with lid and was priced at $3,500. The owl lamp was priced at $2,100.
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Glasshouse whimsies – whether they are entirely free-form or created from production glass pieces – are items made by glassworkers to show off their skills. Whimsies, often given the misnomers "end-of-day" or "lunch-hour" pieces, are known as "friggers" in England. They are non-production pieces; other than the use of factory glass, the whimsies have no connection to the glass factory.
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