Antique Trader 2014 Article Index

From feature stories including Amphora Pottery, pedal cars, vintage Mardi Gras invitations, and current collecting trends, among others to columns about vintage scenic postcards, head fiddles, sidekick merchandising for antiques businesses, and more, Antique Trader covered a lot of angles in 2014. Now, you can review each the index for each issue, enjoy some of the articles, and identify which issues you may like to purchase in a digital format.

January 8, 2014; 56 pages.
Art Nouveau Turn-Teplitz/Amphora Pottery by Melody Amsel-Arieli
Ask the Experts: Cleopatra plaque is modern commemorative, Dr. George Marchelos; Behind the Gavel: 2009 vs. 2013, Wayne Jordan. In the News: Man wins million-dollar Picasso from $138 raffle ticket; Jordan launches new antiques business blog; Christie’s values Detroit’s art at up to $867 million. Special Section: 2014 Antiques & Collectibles Trader Directory.
http://bit.ly/15snl4d

January 22, 2014; 56 pages.
Infamous Antiquities
by Antoinette Rahn
Ask the Experts by Dr. Anthony J. Cavo; Behind the Gavel: Pinterest marketing insights by Wayne Jordan; Art Markets: Valuable details missing from ‘General Monk’ painting by Mary Manion; Furniture Detective: Invalid and barber chairs share common history by Fred Taylor. In Memoriam: George Rodrigue; Polak relaunches interactive Bottle Bible website. Auction Highlights: Final 2013 sale boosts firm’s annual sales to $13 million; Marklin ‘George Washington’; Toys carry Christmas Wishes sale to $2.75 million; Salem Witch fortune teller charms up $7,593. 2013 Antique Trader Article Index. http://bit.ly/1xRt3TF

February 5, 2014; 56 pages.
Mainstream exposure opens
up vintage advertising market
by Noah Fleisher
Ask the Experts: Chimney sweep figurine requires loser look by Dr. George Marchelos; Behind the Gavel: Heeding 2013’s lessons by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Replacing rocking chair spring is a simple task by Fred Taylor; Knowing Your Business: iCollect247.com by Antoinette Rahn; Collecting Feature: Head fiddles by Steve Evans; Ten Things You Didn’t Know: U.S. Presidents & Presidential Collectibles by Antoinette Rahn. Auction Highlights: Horvat brooch tops six figures; Imperial Russian helmet caps off $17,000.
http://bit.ly/1AHJ4gN

February 19, 2014: 56 pages.
Mardi Gras Invitations
by Karen Knapstein
Ask the Experts: Publishing company stock certificate by Dr. Anthony J. Cavo; Behind the Gavel: Numbers show antiques retailing is more profitable by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Pinning down Heywood-Wakefield values by Fred Taylor; Art Markets: Prolific American impressionist artist Johann Berthelsen appreciated by collectors by Mary Manion; Knowing Your Business: Lofty by Antoinette Rahn. Auction Highlights: Painted Venetian bombé commodes bring in $2,655.
http://bit.ly/1sW279E

March 5, 2014: 56 pages.
Glass telephone insulators
by Michael Polak
Ask the Experts: Divesting collections by Dr. George Marchelos; Behind the Gavel: Questions to answer before opening a second store by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Measuring aids in classifying tables by Fred Taylor. US rare coins saw soaring results at auction in 2013. Collector Feature: Building family stories by Diana Bailey Harris. Auction Highlight: ‘Revenge of the Goldfish’ sets new auction record. http://bit.ly/1sW27X5

March 19, 2014; 56 pages.
First Day Covers
by Chriss Swaney
Ask the Experts: Biedermeier clock value by Dr. Anthony J. Cavo; Behind the Gavel: Increasing cash flow without raising sales by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: ‘Indiana Eastlake’ chairs are plentiful by Fred Taylor; The Buck Stops Here: Vet the venue before booking by Melanie C. Thomas. SOLD: Art glass and lamps. Ten Things: Canes and walking sticks by Antoinette Rahn.
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April 2, 2014; 56 pages.
Early Calculating Devices by Melody Amsel-Arieli
Ask the Experts: Modern design doesn’t always mean less valuable by Dr. George Marchelos; Behind the Gavel: Home trends will affect furniture sales by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Hall stands are more than a place to hang your coat by Fred Taylor; Knowing Your Business: Scott Antique Markets. Exclusive Interview: Ellen Schroy on collecting depression glass. Auction Highlights: ‘The Lute Player’ oil on canvas tunes up $13,000.
http://bit.ly/1wo7j1f

April 16, 2014: 64 pages.
Future’s Hottest Collectibles Markets by Noah Fleisher
Ask the Experts: Details in provenance prompt rise in value by Dr. Anthony Cavo; Behind the Gavel: Banking on investment value amounts to insecure speculation by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Chest serves original purpose in foyer by Fred Taylor; Knowing Your Business: Architectural Artifacts, Inc. by Antoinette Rahn. American Firemarks, Part 3, by Robert M. Shea. Exclusive Interview with ‘Mantiques’ author Eric Bradley. Collector Feature: Rocking out with art guitars by Steve Evans. Auction Highlights: Carved figurehead climbs to $11,500; Coin-ops top $1 million. Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Ansel Adams by Antoinette Rahn.
http://bit.ly/15s82Jt

April 30, 2014: 56 pages.
California Ceramics
by Melody Amsel-Arieli
Ask the Experts: Slag glass lamp could be worth $850 by Dr. George Marchelos; Behind the Gavel: Choosing the right software by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Chest is good opportunity to hone skills by Fred Taylor; Things We Love: Art-Guard is a smart choice for shipping by Mary Manion. In the News: New pottery guide available from Krause Books (www.krausebooks.com). Auction Highlights: Clemens sand art bottle earns $19,800; Bidders shatter estimates on colored glass. Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Civil War collectibles by Antoinette Rahn.
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May 14, 2014: 56 pages.

Heels on Wheels: Collecting antique bicycles by Chriss Swaney
Ask the Experts: 20th century soldier posters may be worth $250-plus by Dr. Anthony J. Cavo; Behind the Gavel: Mastering sidekick merchandising by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Vanity’s design inspired by Georgian kneehole desk by Fred Taylor; Knowing Your Business: Dunlop weighs in on the world of paperweights by Antoinette Rahn. Auction Highlights: Reverse painted glass sign gavels for $51,300; Porcelain screen uncovered for $121,000.
http://bit.ly/1DYw9xl

May 28, 2014: 56 pages.
Antique Pedal Cars
by Antoinette Rahn
Ask the Experts: Salvagers find most value in doors by Dr. George Marchelos; Behind the Gavel: Store taking actions for long-term success by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Piecrust table is 20th century revival by Fred Taylor. Exclusive Interview: Estate sale expert shares professional advice. Auction Highlight: Tiffany art glass vase shines up $60,000.
http://bit.ly/1BzqCMU

June 11, 2014; 56 pages.
Buffalo Pottery’s Deldare Ware
by James Measell
Behind the Gavel: Helpful online supply and pricing tools by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Roller organ could be worth up to $850 by Fred Taylor; The Buck Stops Here: ‘Wall of Shame’ idea seems fair by Melanie C. Thomas; Things We Love: BBC Antiques Roadshow Magazine by Antoinette Rahn. Collecting Feature: Perfume Bottles. Auction Highlights: Bidders set $6,300 course for framed map; Asian furniture achieves more than $1.5 million. Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Thimbles by Antoinette Rahn.
http://bit.ly/1AHJFz9

June 25, 2014; 56 pages.
Click, Clack, Cool –
Vintage and Antique Typewriters
by Chriss Swaney
Picker’s List: Harvard Wagon; Ask the Experts: Silver pitcher may truly be a prize by Dr. George Marchelos; Behind the Gavel: Auction Drag – The bane of auctioneers by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Inset panels should always float within structure by Fred Taylor; Art Markets: Slim Aarons: Catching up with the jet set by Mary Manion. Collecting Feature: American Fire Marks, Part 4. Exclusive Excerpt: Colored glass is anything but depressing by Ellen Schroy. Auction Highlights: Flying spaceman soars to $57,200; Radio personality bids up D-Day flag; Wolverine artwork.
http://bit.ly/1CLnmuY

July 9, 2014; 56 pages.
Mourning Jewelry
by Pamela Y. Wiggins
Ask the Experts: Rocking chair common in Sears & Roebuck catalog by Dr. Anthony J. Cavo; Behind the Gavel: Apps to aid in organizing and selling by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: The best books for building furniture knowledge by Fred Taylor; Special Feature: Survival of the Symbolic by Jessica Munday-McGee. SOLD! Fine & Decorative Arts at New Orleans’ Neal Auctions. Auction Highlights: British bidder snags bronze wine vessel for $20,425. Top Lot: ‘Holy Cleansing.’ Ten Things You Didn’t Know: World War I.
http://bit.ly/1AHJXGc

July 23, 2014; 56 pages.
Doorstops evolve into a heavyweight
collectible by Melody Amsel-Arieli
Ask the Experts: Art Deco bird statue may be worth $1,000 by Dr. George Marchelos; Behind the Gavel: Global selling by Wayne Jordan; Best guides to American furniture periods prove valuable additions to home reference library by Fred Taylor; Postcard Ponderings: End of one era marks the beginning of another by Karen Knapstein. Exclusive Excerpt: Meet Joe Willard, author of the Picker’s Bible, 2nd edition (Krause Books, 2014) a full-time picker. Auction Highlights: Atypical sewertile chairs rise to $9,300; Sunburst Snuff jar seals the deal at $57,330; Citrine-green footed sugar bowl caps $12,650; Corn Exchange Bank obsolete notes fetch $2,950.
http://bit.ly/1DYwyzV

August 6, 2014; 56 pages.
Portrait Miniatures
by Melody Amsel-Arieli
Ask the Experts: Complete Barbie’s Hostess Set may cook up $2,000 by Dr. Anthony J. Cavo; Behind the Gavel: Shipping Wars – Free shipping isn’t really free by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Research Resources Part 3: Books for finding specific pieces of furniture by Fred Taylor. Collecting Feature: Research, patience solve 80-year-old Burma-Shave mystery by Robert D. Rentzer. Auction Highlights: Frank Sinatra’s first NJ driver’s license closes at $15K; Colt conversion handgun fires off $4,200; Cyanotypes of French trestle bridge bring $22,500. Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Philatelic Facts.
http://bit.ly/1xRuhOG

August 20, 2014; 64 pages.
Carnival glass from Fenton’s museum closure by James Measell
Ask the Experts: Rocker’s value is mainly sentimental by Dr. George Marchelos; Behind the Gavel: Finding the value of having Wal-Mart as a neighbor by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Morris-style chair has modest value; Bottle Treasures Uncorked: Bottle shows, digging, and Wyatt Earp (again) by Michael Polak; Knowing Your Business: California’s Nostalgia Palace by Antoinette Rahn. At the Museum: Soldier rescues rag doll from abandoned German school. SOLD! Early lamps and lighting. SOLD! Antique perfume bottles. Auction Highlights: Gold quartz chain, fob finish at $20,400; Medicinal recipe book cooks up $5,357; Primitive Towanda oil panting gavels at $86K. Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Women’s Suffrage Movement.
http://bit.ly/1yE9qlK

September 3, 2014; 64 pages.
Hottest collecting trend predictions
for 2015 by Eric Bradley
Ask the Experts: Symbols add to character of Delphite glass by Dr. Anthony J. Cavo; Behind the Gavel: Jump-start sales by tuning in the right music by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Slight differences in turnings provide key details when evaluating furniture ‘sets’ by Fred Taylor; The Buck Stops Here: Hallmarks aid in validating Victorian jewelry by Melanie C. Thomas; Postcard Ponderings: Natural Wonders: Tourists delight in exploring Wisconsin rock formations by Karen Knapstein; Knowing Your Business: Morphy Auctions by Antoinette Rahn and Karen Knapstein. Special Feature: Five things you might not know about Native American lithic artifacts by Jessica Munday-McGee. Shirley Temple earns a spotlight at doll and toy museum. Auction Highlights: Opium War album hammers down at $410,000; Trousseaux steal the show in ‘Looking Glass’ auction; Queen Anne highboy clutches $32,500; Harrison campaign banner flies to $7,637; $20 coin turns into $210,600.
http://bit.ly/1J3NjJY

September 17, 2014; 64 pages.

Spectacular Salesmen’s Samples
by Antoinette Rahn
Ask the Experts: Handpainted Chinese ginger jar may be worth $150 by Dr. George Marchelos; Behind the Gavel: Changing with the times by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Dovetails and nails offer clues to chest origin by Fred Taylor; Knowing Your Business: Moulthrop Studios contemporary turned wood art by Antoinette Rahn. Special Feature: Taking a behind-the-scenes look at the million dollar Red Stockings Find by Larry Canale. Slice of Princess Diana’s wedding cake takes $1,375; Superman comic book earns record $3.2 million. Auction Highlights: Engraved Steuben vase polishes off $78K; Phantom of the Opera one-sheet poster closes at $203,150; Kyser & Rex Circus Wagon rolls to $6,490.
http://bit.ly/1yE9v91

October 1, 2014; 56 pages.
Pre-Revolution Russian silver
by Melody Amsel-Arieli
Ask the Experts: Uncommon Revival swivel chair may turn $1,200 by Dr. Anthony J. Cavo; Behind the Gavel: Proof of profit trumps all by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Missing mirror makes refinishing a smart choice by Fred Taylor; Art Markets: Anthony Quinn’s art imitates his fascinating life by Mary Manion. Auction Highlights: Americana items soar in Labor Day auction; Cylinder music box plays up $575 in Chicago.
http://bit.ly/1xRurWl

October 15, 2014; 56 pages.

Western Ephemera
by Antoinette Rahn
Ask the Experts: Bible, bust, bronze and brass art could bring hundreds by Dr. George Marchelos; Behind the Gavel: Before posting ‘For Sale’ sign, consider the scenarios by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Popular US furniture style borne of revival, re-imagination by Fred Taylor; The Buck Stops Here: Stories of favorite customers have a familiar ring by Melanie C. Thomas. Special Feature: Environmental hazards handily destroy value by Dr. Anthony J. Cavo. Auction Highlights: Georgian slab table brings $40,800; Painting depicting shirtless Hemingway pulls in $53K.
http://bit.ly/1GpHRDl

October 29, 2014; 56 pages.
Antique Sewing
Tools and Notions
by Melody Amsel-Arieli
Ask the Experts: NASA operations manual not uncommon, but valuable by Dr. Anthony J. Cavo; Behind the Gavel: Getting back to selling basics by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Tweaked table turns character by Fred Taylor. Collecting Feature: Vintage cowboy guitars strike a nostalgic chord with collectors by Steve Evans. Auction Highlights: Longines wristwatch ticks to top lot spot; Diamonds, emeralds shine in sale; Pair of Colt Dragoons hit $54,000; Chessboard salvaged from Titanic checks $16,385.
http://bit.ly/1CLnZou

November 12, 2014; 56 pages.
Classic 19th century jewelry
by C. Jeanenne Bell
Ask the Experts: 20th century meerschaum pipe could fetch $125 by Dr. George Marchelos; Behind the Gavel: Tapping into technology opens doors to new business by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Exploring logistics of liquidating by Fred Taylor. Collector Feature: Fire Marks, parts 5 and 6 (series conclusion). Special Feature: Digging for information: 10 things to consider before collecting fine minerals by Bryan Swoboda. Auction Highlights: Pomo basket nets $23,000; Early Ming Dynasty gilt bronze Bodhisattva figure captures $350,000; Silas Seandel abstract tree trunk table achieves record price of $26,000. http://bit.ly/1sW2Bg0

November 26, 2014; 56 pages.
Annual Antique Trader
Favorite Finds Edition.
This special issue of Antique Trader is filled with submitted articles both long and short; whether exciting or poignant, each story is special in its own way.
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December 10, 2014; 56 pages.

Vintage Star Wars action figures
by Mark Bellomo
Ask the Experts: Gout stool may be worth $2,000 by Dr. Anthony J. Cavo; Behind the Gavel: ‘Just looking’ (for something to buy) by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Tables in original paint command highest prices by Fred Taylor; Behind the Spine: Balloon Dog inflates contemporary art values by Paul Kennedy. Special Feature: Decking the halls with Victorian ornaments by Melanie C. Thomas. Atari games buried in landfill net $37,000; Minute details influence Hot Wheels values; O’Keeffe painting sets new record at $44.4 million. SOLD! Political Memorabilia. Auction Highlights: Bohemian glass decanters capture $44,400; Cameo glass Sphinx lamp settles at $19,200; Madonna memorabilia; Carved Imperial seal box closes up $90K. Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Weathervanes.
http://bit.ly/1GpI2yu

December 24, 2014; 56 pages.
Mail-Order Merriment – Holiday Wish Books by Doug Koztoski
Ask the Experts: Daughter’s toy chest bears an extensive heritage by Dr. George Marchelos; Behind the Gavel: RFID technology on the retail horizon by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Well-done 1950s reproduction of Colonial Revival tambour desk could command $1,000 by Fred Taylor; Art Markets: Respecting the intensity and action of Futurist art by Mary Manion; Knowing Your Business: Building a lifetime passion into a family business by Antoinette Rahn. Special Feature: Longevity and icon status get toys into hall of fame. Auction Highlights: Frederic Remington bronze ‘Bronco Buster’ earns $138,500; HO model train collection tenders $561,131. Special Feature: Nutcrackers – Cracking with character by Karen Knapstein.
http://bit.ly/1yE9K3W

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