Chasing branded antiques and collectibles in attics, antique malls and on eBay is opening up a whole new collecting niche for corporate archivists charged with rescuing a company’s nostalgic past from the dust bin of history.
Dr. Peter Molloy has archived the first 50 years of the Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting, one of the world’s largest firefighting museums, which now finds its home in Phoenix, Ariz.
Bonhams in New York will exhibit the original Iwo Jima Monument at The 590 Madison Avenue Sculpture Garden adjoining its auction galleries, after the sculpture is featured in the Nov. 11 Veterans Day Parade.
The New York Historical Society’s “Stories in Sterling” is the first comprehensive book written about the New York Historical Society’s silver collection. Outstanding for its provenance, the 148 pieces cataloged in the book all were made or owned in New York from the 16th through the 20th centuries.
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...
After shattering attendance records in England, “Norman Rockwell’s America” opened at the Birmingham Museum of Art Sept. 16, 2012. Featuring more than 52 original paintings and all 323 vintage Saturday Evening Post covers, the exhibition visually chronicles the evolving landscape of American culture and society from 1916-1969 and is one of the largest Rockwell...
A sale of historic daguerreotypes and modern photography offers buyers a chance to own a number of rare images, from occupational and political-themed images, albumens to gelatin silver prints.The sale features a period copy daguerreotype of Abraham Lincoln, Henry Fox Talbot and a rare copy plate of Henry Clay.
Common wisdom in the furniture trade says that anything made in Grand Rapids is “good stuff.” Is that true? Perhaps. But like so many other things, there is always a “but.” In this case the but is “Made when and by whom in Grand Rapids?”
When the experts were asked for advice for the care and display of hooked rugs, they came up with a list of tips anyone can follow to clean antique hook rugs. Without exception, avoid the vacuum cleaner; use a manual carpet sweeper or a broom. One expert advises: "“If you want a rug for...
A number of contemporary hooked rug makers are the subject of museum exhibits, books and noteworthy materials and techniques.