Behind the Gavel: Two tips on improving an antiques customer’s retail shopping experience

Two simple tips can give antiques retail store owners an edge in improving a customer’s retail shopping experience. Columnist Wayne Jordan says antiques dealers must make shopping in your store a fun experience. Here are two techniques (one hi-tech, one low-tech) that other retailers use to ensure their customers enjoy shopping in their stores. Read More +

Welcome to the hobby of antique bottle collecting

Michael Polak antique bottles

Bottle expert Michael Polak joins Antique Trader as a columnist on issues important to bottle collectors. Known as the author of “The Bottle Bible” Polak has a long history in the hobby and will share news from bottle clubs shows and sales, upcoming auctions and pricing results and ongoing bottle hobby events. He kicks off with a few antique bottles from Tonopah and Goldfield, Nev. Read More +

Things We Love: Raggedy Ann, Howard’s Restor-A-Finish, Trunk Encyclopedia

Aurora-Raggedy-Ann-Andy-dolls-2012

Our staff loves old things, but these new products make our collections and investments all the more valuable: Raggedy Ann and Andy retro rag dolls, Howard’s Restor-A-Finish, The Encyclopedia of Antique Trunks. Tell us what you love, who makes it and where to get it, and you could win a copy of the Antique Trader 2013 Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide! Read More +