Sellers are responding to strong demand for Mid-Century Modern at Manhattan’s fall Pier Show with 19th century furniture nearly non-existent at November’s event. Read More +
Beneath the shade of tall Chinese elm trees along Pollasky Street in the heart of Old Town Clovis, Calif., 80 vendors set up shop for autumn’s Antique and Collectibles Fair. The event is organized by BOOT (Business Organization of Old Town) and has run for 17 years. Read More +
When it comes to antiques, price doesn’t reflect value: proper identification relating a good story tells prospective buyers why an item is valuable. Read More +
What drives collecting among the wealthy: fully half in a recent survey said the item they valued the most in their collection was because of personal sentimental value. Learn more about how the wealthy collect and why most intend to increase what they spend on valuable antiques and collectibles in 2012. Read More +
A decade or two ago, auction houses, antiques dealers and show promoters could get away with non-salesmanship. Anyone with Internet access has access to more antiques inventory than any dealer could ever hope to show — and dealers have to step up their game.
There’s more art than science behind staging and merchandising: Those who do it, do it well. Those who don’t can still learn a few rules and tricks to help the right customers discover collectibles they didn’t know they wanted. Read More +
Five summer shows at the Randolph Street Market Festival attracted nearly 40,000 Chicagoans and visitors this season. Even with some rain on two of the weekends, promoter Sally Schwartz says the numbers coming for vintage finds is up over 2010. Read More +
AntiqueTrader.com features select half- and full-page ads from the print magazine, extending our promise to help our customers find new customers. In this space you’ll see fresh updates to the latest antiques auctions, shows and events: Jan. 1–30, 2012 Read More +
Fire-King dinnerware is a prime example of a vintage collectible that is affordable and usable. Learn from two Fire-King experts why the collecting market is heating up and how fakes and fantasy pieces are a cause for concern. Read More +
Because we live in a culture fascinated by youth and addicted to everything electronic, there is one species fending off, as best it can, the threat of extinction. I’ll call this genus the antiques dealer. If Darwin is correct, adaptation is tantamount to our species’ survival.
After a trip to England and realizing 90 percent of the antique dealers “across the pond” had gone the way of the buffalo, I was determined to survive. The minute we landed back in the states, our website was updated to a more “Google-friendly” platform and now oozes with SEO keywords, enabling us to be “found” by those persnickety search engines. Read More +
“This is more of a ‘happening’ than just shopping experience,” said one visitor as she entered the DuPage County Fairgrounds for the First Annual Wheaton, Ill., Haunted Halloween All-Niter Market Oct. 29. Promoter
Bob Zurko pulled out all the stops as he offered a fairgrounds full of vendors with collectable goodies along with a varied schedule of attractions including a costume ball, live bands, hay rides, a beer garden, a pumpkin carving contest, a costume contest, an autograph table stocked with movie/TV stars and WWF wrestlers. Read More +