Antique Trader 2012 Article Index

January 4, 2012

56 pages

Cover Story: Merchandising efforts that pay off in sales by Zac Bissonnette

Behind the Gavel: Try negotiating instead of haggling by Wayne Jordan; Art Markets: Jean Cocteau by Mary Manion; Special Insert: 2012 Antiques & Collectibles Industry Directory; Special Report: Collecting habits of the wealthy

January 25, 2012

56 pages

Cover Story: Demystifying Aesthetic Period ceramics by Eric Bradley

Ask Antique Trader: Primitive Aesthetic glass plate, New England washboard by Eric Bradley; Behind the Gavel: How better tags help you exceed customers’ expectations by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: When is a Chippendale not a Chippendale? by Fred Taylor; Guest Column: Treasures from the ‘Road’ by Antiques Roadshow Insider editor Larry Canale

February 8, 2012

64 pages

Cover Story: The Harpo Marx that few knew by Jamie Brotherton

Furniture Detective: The evolution of furniture names by Fred Taylor; Behind the Gavel: Savvy dealer-customer interaction by Wayne Jordan; Postcard Album: Charles Dickens postcards by Barbara Andrews; Special Section: 2012 Antiques Show Guide

February 22, 2012

56 pages

Cover Story: KPM Plaques

by Melody Amsel-Arieli

Vintage Firearms: First trip to Bannerman’s military surplus store by Bob Ball; Art Markets: Hugo Brehme by Mary Manion; Behind the Gavel: Strategic auction bidding by Wayne Jordan; Special Feature: Hedi Schoop ceramics

March 7, 2012

64 pages

Cover Story: Japanese woodblock Prints by Zac Bissonnette

Ask Antique Trader: William Rogers flatware, mystery item by Eric Bradley; In the Loupe: 2011’s jewelry market highlights by Kathy Flood; Furniture Detective: Protecting furniture with glass by Fred Taylor; Behind the Gavel: Antiques business practices that work by Wayne Jordan; Collector Feature: Henry Rinn Jr. postcards by Joseph Truskot

March 21, 2012

56 pages

Cover Story: Garden antiques

by Joseph Truskot

Furniture Detective: Stay away from steel wool by Fred Taylor; Behind the Gavel: Update your website for customers on the move by Wayne Jordan; Collector Feature: Old time radios; Special Feature: San Francisco airport museum inspires new collectors; Collector Feature: Verner’s Ginger Ale serves up tasty collectibles; Top Lot: Pulp fiction cover art

April 4, 2012

64 pages

Cover Story: Vintage horse tack collecting takes off by Elizabeth Hanes

Ask Antique Trader: Chest may have had a concealed drawer by Fred Taylor; Speaking of Dolls: Antique Doll Market 2012 by Sherry Minton; Furniture Detective: Common auction terms by Fred Taylor; Behind the Gavel: Now is the best time to be in antiques retail by Wayne Jordan; Collector Feature: Railroad collectibles by George Cuhaj

April 18, 2012

64 pages

Cover Story: Meiji Satsuma

by Melody Amsel-Arieli

Ask Antique Trader: Mystery item replies; Behind the Gavel: Determining what’s hot and what’s not by Wayne Jordan; Art Markets: Hannes Bok by Mary Manion; The Buck Stops Here: Breaking the stereotype of the antiques dealer by Melanie C. Thomas; Collector Feature: Errol Flynn lobby cards by Thomas McNulty

May 2, 2012

64 pages

Cover Story: Collectible vintage sheet music by Jamie Brotherton

Ask Antique Trader: Fenton lamp worth $200 by Karen Knapstein; Postcard Album: Interest in real photos, vintage chromes pushing postcard values to new highs by Barbara Andrews; Behind the Gavel: Antiques shows and shops are really selling dealers traffic by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Hiring a restorer begins with homework by Fred Taylor; Collector Feature: Old Sleepy Eye memorabilia; Special Feature: Tramp Art by Clifford Wallach

May 16, 2012

64 pages

Cover Story: Rising Stars:

1stdibs: A look at the world’s largest online luxury marketplace by Melody Amsel-Arieli

Etsy: Sellers gain satisfaction from popular online vintage marketplace by Zac Bissonnette

Bonhams: Q&A with Bonhams Contemporary Art specialist

Ask Antique Trader: Cushman furniture by Fred Taylor; Vintage Firearms: Trace the rise and fall of the Bannerman military surplus empire by Bob Ball; Behind the Gavel: Probate records will help fill inventory by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Solving the Hitchcock chair mystery by Fred Taylor; In the Loupe: It’s watch time by Kathy Flood; Top Lot: Vintage model airplanes; At the Museum: Children’s books in the spotlight at Frick Museum by Chriss Swaney; Exclusive Excerpt: Children’s Illustration Art by Zac Bissonnette

May 30, 2012

64 pages

Cover Story: Kewa/Santo Domingo Pottery by Elizabeth Hanes

Ask Antique Trader: Louis XV music cabinet by Fred Taylor; Behind the Gavel: Proper inventory management: A good system prevents lost time and money by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Avoid harmful oils when caring for furniture by Fred Taylor; Collector Feature: To have and to hold: Sentiment fuels collector’s passion for vintage wedding cake toppers; Fenton prototypes move into private hands; What we can learn from the Aesthetic Movement; Sold: Prisoner folk art

June 13, 2012

64 pages

Cover Story: Brimfield 2012

by Eric Bradley

Opinion: Calif. Bill AB 391 lumps antiques dealers with pawnbrokers, may cripple antiques trader; Ask Antique Trader: Salvation Army velocipede charming decorator piece by Karen Knapstein; Behind the Gavel: An antique by any other name … may be your best chance to sell it by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Mersman tables remain a staple of 20th-century Colonial Revival furniture by Fred Taylor; Art Markets: Alfred Cheney Johnston photographs defined stardom and the Ziegfeld Follies by Mary Manion; Knowing Your Business: Jerry’s Records; Exclusive Excerpt: Cookie jars are a perennial favorite

June 27, 2012

64 pages

Cover Story: Collecting Fine Wine

by Melody Amsel-Arieli

Ask Antique Trader: Windsor chair by Fred Taylor; Behind the Gavel: An overall lack of antiques apps leaves room for innovations by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Ridding furniture of unpleasant odors by Fred Taylor; Exclusive Excerpt: Group’s studies discern old flow blue from ‘new’ by Ellen G. King; Four tips to boost your show sales this summer by Eric Bradley; Collector Feature: Collecting milk bottles by Debra Tobin; Sold: Fraternal watch fobs.

July 11, 2012

64 pages

Cover Story: Bizarre Bazaar:

Collecting the Odd and Obscure

by Pamela Apkarian-Russell

Ask Antique Trader: Hartman secretary by Fred Taylor, Mystery Item; Launch of Antique Trader 2012 Favorite Finds Contest, Shopper scores first edition for 25 cents; The Buck Stops Here: Living with regret by Melanie C. Thomas; Furniture Detective: Enjoying antiques through safe usage by Fred Taylor; Behind the Gavel: The new price of gifting: 2013 tax law changes you may need to know by Wayne Jordan; Guest Column: What you can do when a deal goes awry by P.H. Tuttle; Guest Column: Return of the Antique Crank; Exclusive Excerpt: ‘Haunted Objects’ explores tales of the unexplained by Christopher Balzano and Tim Weisberg; Collector Feature: Thirst of a Nation: Postcards waging propaganda war on Prohibition by Charles Bush; Sold: Coin-operated machines

July 25, 2012

64 pages

Cover Story: Franklin Mint

by Donald-Brian Johnson

Ask Antique Trader by Fred Taylor; Behind the Gavel: Estate sale businesses are booming by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Furniture values depend on quality, condition, rarity and demand by Fred Taylor; Art Markets; Concert posters gaining newfound respect by Mary Manion; Collector Feature: National Park souvenirs; Top Lot: Ty Cobb bat earns $253,000. SOLD! Rare vintage firecrackers

August 8, 2012

64 pages

Cover Story: Designer Elsa Schiaparelli by Kathy Flood

Ask Antique Trader by Eric Bradley; Behind the Gavel: Antiques shop surveillance tools by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Deciphering antique furniture labels by Fred Taylor; Collector Profile: Westy Saltenstall; ‘Tiques on the Tube;

August 22, 2012

56 pages

Cover Story: Antique Bottles 2012 Market Update by Michael Polak

Behind the Gavel: Dead inventory can kill your antiques business by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: How some furniture pieces earned their names by Fred Taylor; Collector Feature: Pearl Brewing delivery wagon is Texas history on wheels; Cover Story: Introducing Hawaii’s bottle digging brothers; Collecting Hawaiian bottles; How to take proper care of your bottle collection

September 5, 2012

64 pages

Cover Story: Antique trunk restoration by Tracy L. Schmidt

Ask Antique Trader: Industrial sorting table by Eric Bradley; Furniture Detective: Don’t let furniture terms mislead you by Fred Taylor; Behind the Gavel: Simple ways for shedding dead inventory by Wayne Jordan; Speaking of Dolls: Antique doll hobby is alive and well by Sherry Minton; Collector Feature: Collecting black dolls; Collector Feature: Collecting vintage wooden tennis rackets by Dan G. White; ‘Tiques on the Tube

September 19, 2012

64 pages

Cover Story: Antique hooked rugs

by Karen Knapstein

Furniture Detective: Grand Rapids, Mich., furniture by Fred Taylor; The Buck Stops Here: Courtesy is unexpected by Melanie C. Thomas; Behind the Gavel: Hillsville, Va., flea market successes by Wayne Jordan; Collector Feature: Vintage cookbooks by Joseph Truskot

October 3, 2012

64 pages

Cover Story: Carnival Glass

by Ellen T. Schroy

Ask Antique Trader: Red Wing bowl by Karen Knapstein; Behind the Gavel: Making shopping more enjoyable boosts sales by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Furniture condition by Fred Taylor; Art Markets: Leger competing with Picasso in sales results by Mary Manion; Bottle Treasures Uncorked: Welcome to bottle collecting by Michael Polak; Collector Feature: L. Ron Hubbard’s western pulp magazines by Thomas McNulty

October 17, 2012

64 pages

Cover Story: Japanese Cloisonne

by Melody Amsel-Arieli

Ask Antique Trader: Heywood-Wakefield furniture by Fred Taylor; Readers’ Letters; Behind the Gavel: Amazon welcoming antiques dealers by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: German immigrants built some of the best furniture; Guest Column: Collecting advice from an old timer by John Adams-Graf; 10 Things You Didn’t Know About: Coin-Ops by Antoinette Rahn

October 31, 2012

56 pages

Cover Story: Halloween Queens: Witches embody the allure of Halloween collectibles by Pamela Apkarian-Russell

Behind the Gavel: Giving your customers a reason to buy by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Fasteners give valuable clues to furniture age, origin by Fred Taylor; Art Markets: Patrick Nagel made the face of the 1980s by Mary Manion; Exclusive Excerpt: Collecting Political Buttons by Dr. Enoch L. Nappen; 10 Things You Didn’t Know: Creepy, Scary and Spooky Stuff by Antoinette Rahn

November 14, 2012

72 pages

Fourth Annual Favorite Finds Edition

Reader submissions in 2012 range from finding long-lost heirloom jewelry to uncovering gold jewelry tucked away in an auction box lot. In one case, a valuable American art pottery vase was discovered in the rafters of an old garage.

November 28, 2012

64 pages

Cover Story: The Art of Archiving

by Chriss Swaney

Ask Antique Trader: Dating a Lane cedar chest by Fred Taylor; Behind the Gavel: Inspiring sales associates by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: The Windsor chair by Fred Taylor; Collector Feature: Stamp collecting hobby leads to part-time business venture; At the Museum: North Carolina’s Spencer Doll & Toy Museum celebrating optimism and joy.

December 12, 2012

56 pages

Cover Story: Yes, Virginia: For generations, Virginia O’Hanlon’s kin have been championing the Christmas spirit by Chriss Swaney

Furniture Detective: Researching who really made a piece of furniture by Fred Taylor; Postcard Album: Melancholy Santas by Barbara Andrews; Behind the Gavel: What you must know before buying an antiques business by Wayne Jordan; SOLD: Bottles; Things We Love: Painesdale, Mich., cookbook; Bodleian Library greeting cards, gift wrap

December 26, 2012

64 pages

Cover Story: Eastern/Asian art and antiques by Donald-Brian Johnson

Ask Antique Trader: Eliel Saarinen / Robert W. Irwin furniture link sketchy by Fred Taylor; Behind the Gavel: Smells Sell; Furniture Detective: Investing in custom table pads; Art Markets: Andy Warhol brand; Collecting Feature: Black cloth dolls by Tracy L. Schmidt; Collecting Feature: Irish antiques by Antoinette (Toni) Rahn

 

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