Antique Trader 2016 Article Index

This year’s Article Index features the details of the 25 issues of Antique Trader published in 2016. This annual compilation is a nice resource to refer back to when you recall the topic, but do not remember the specific issue in which it appears.

Or, if you’re new to Antique Trader, and wonder about the topics our columnists and contributors explore, the Article Index is a great reference. Plus, you can pick up digital copies of any and every issue referenced in this Article Index for just $2 at our online store, KrauseBooks.com.

Pottery, Railroad Memorabilia and Graniteware Take Center Stage

Jan. 20, 2016; 56 pp.; http://bit.ly/ATJan202016
Hawthorn Pottery by James Measell

Readers’ Letters. Ask the Experts: Contemporary Fenton create charming trio by Dr. Anthony Cavo;jan202016 Scale represents transactions of Gold Rush era by Susan Mullikin. Behind the Gavel: Marketing with Memes: Humor triggers action by Wayne C. Jordan. Furniture Detective: Details prove chairs are for dining by Fred Taylor. Special Feature: Hawaiian artist, inspired by Fabergé, creates eggshell keepsakes. Knowing Your Business: Phoneco Inc. serves collectors by Antoinette Rahn. SOLD: Cookie jars courtesy of Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates. In the News: Copperware group gives polished presentations; Young model train collectors hard to find; Task force identifies fifth Nazi-looted artwork in Gurlitt hoard; IPBA offering help with perfume identification, valuation. SOLD: Antique Petroliana courtesy Dan Morphy Auctions. Auction Highlights: Bidders jump for antique fishing tackle; Tulip & Sawtooth compote serves up $6,325.

Feb. 3, 2016; 48 pp.; http://bit.ly/ATFeb32016
Railroad Memorabilia by Antoinette Rahn

feb32016Ask the Experts: Communion font may be worth $400 by Dr. George Marchelos. Behind the Gavel: Shedding light on business plan myth by Wayne C. Jordan. Furniture Detective: Mixing furniture styles common in 1930s-40s by Fred Taylor. In the News: Cast of ‘The Force Awakens’ joins Dangerous Autographs list. Collecting Feature: Meissen porcelain by Donald-Brian Johnson. Auction Highlights: Sir Isaac Newton bust weighs in at $11,305; Sensational currency sales reported during FUN Show. Special Section: Antique Trader magazine 2015 Article Index.

Feb. 17, 2016; 56 pp.; http://bit.ly/ATFeb172016
Antique Graniteware by Chriss Swaney

Ask the Experts: Shirley Temple ephemera by Dr. Anthony Cavo. Behind the Gavel: Lessons learned feb172016in 2015 by Wayne C. Jordan. Furniture Detective: Beautiful brads by Fred Taylor. Behind the Spine: Warman’s is looking better than ever by Paul Kennedy. Postcard Ponderings: Valentine’s Day postcards by Karen Knapstein. Special Feature: Super Bowl Rings fetching super prices. In the News: New website searches auction listings by type; Historic German nutcracker manufacturer turns to crowdfunding. Auction Highlights: ‘Flight Into Egypt’ soars to $84,000; Carved Native American totem climbs to $120,000; New world banknote records set; Movie posters stashed under linoleum bring 4219K. Special Feature: 2016 postage stamp lineup. Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Bobbleheads by Karen Knapstein.

Eye on Desk Accessories, Herend Porcelain, and Irish Lace

Mar. 2, 2016; 56 pp.; http://bit.ly/ATMar22016
Herend Porcelain by Melody Amsel-Arieli

mar22016Readers’ Letters. Ask the Experts: Russian sterling silver icon could command $600 by Dr. George Marchelos; Candlesticks prove to be pricey by Susan Mullikin. Behind the Gavel: Public relations can improve your bottom line by Wayne Jordan. Furniture Detective: Empire style character by Fred Taylor. In the News: ‘Bottle King’ pens eighth edition of bottle guide; Repairman keeps antique typewriters clacking by Sam Stall; Former auction house executive receives 57-month prison sentence; California fighting bogus entertainment memorabilia. Special Feature: Visiting the Corning Museum of Glass by Michael Polak. SOLD: Transportation posters at Swann Galleries. Auction Highlight: Stallone costumes and props rumble past $3M.

Mar. 16, 2016; 56 pp.; http://bit.ly/ATMar162016
Antique Irish Lace by Antoinette Rahn

Picker’s List. Ask the Experts: Jade-ite lamp appraisal brightens collector’s day by Dr. Anthony Cavo.mar162016 Behind the Gavel: Setting goals based on values by Wayne Jordan. The Buck Stops Here: Working with ‘The Man’ by Melanie Carnation Thomas. Knowing Your Business: Jukebox repair isn’t nostalgia – it’s a job by Bob Shaw. Things We Love: “Yesterday’s Bride” by Dr. Anthony Cavo; “All Lovely Things” by Lea Redmond. In the News: Settlement reached in New York art forgery trial; Invaluable appoints former Antiques Roadshow host as adviser; Couple closing SD bookstore; NHADA elects directors; Invaluable reports record-breaking 2015; Man accused of stealing sapphires from museum indicted; Code breaker’s letter sells for $136,000; US, French officials meet about auctioning tribal artifacts; RWCS Foundation receives favorable settlement. Special Feature: What makes a corkscrew really collectible? Auction Highlights: Marble head of Apollo lands at $50,400; Lichtenstein’s ‘Nude Reading’ settles at $95,200.

Mar. 30, 2016; 48 pp.; http://bit.ly/ATMar302016
Desk Accessories by Karen Knapstein

mar202016Ask the Experts: Lack of ‘fingerprint’ provides clue to crock’s age by Dr. George Marchelos; Sentimental treasures from a mother’s estate abound by Susan Mullikin. Behind the Gavel: Engaging experiences prompt customers’ return by Wayne Jordan. Furniture Detective: Durable oak saves the day during the Golden Age by Fred Taylor. Special Feature: Indianapolis business salvages industrial, medical castoffs. In the News: Private collector buys Napoleon and Josephine signed marriage document; Freeman’s announces buyout; California auction executive pleads guilty to smuggling; Authorities aid in recovery of stolen antique car. SOLD: Comic books, related collectibles. Auction Highlights: Sculptures carve out impressive results; Dashiell Hammett’s debut detective novel closes up $65K. Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Artus, Anne Van Briggle by Antoinette Rahn.

Poised to Explore Pressed Glass, Antiques Tourism, and Celebrity Memorabilia

April 13, 2016; 56 pp.; http://bit.ly/ATApr132016
Pressed Glass Hunting by James Measell

Ask the Experts: Black Forest carved dog by Dr. Anthony Cavo. Behind the Gavel: Accounting for apr132016consignment revenue by Wayne Jordan. Furniture Detective: Older reference titles still offer plenty of valuable information by Fred Taylor. Knowing Your Business: Uninsuring/Underinsuring is risky business by Antoinette Rahn. Collector Feature: A lesson on vintage military toys: Interview with Andrew Lipps. In the News: The ivory issue heats up in Hawaii and New Jersey; Corruption museum may draw crowds; Online learning academy teams up with antiques trade experts; Czech glass industry revamping for future success; Elvis estate suing Las Vegas venue. Special Feature: Work Incentive posters from The Ross Art Group. Auction Highlights: Early Texas map, purchased for $10, sells for $10,000; Roseville Falline vase earns $1,500. Ten Things You Didn’t Know: The Civil War by Karen Knapstein.

April 27, 2016; 56 pp.; http://bit.ly/ATApr272016
Celebrity Memorabilia by Noah Fleisher

apr272016Ask the Experts: Chippendale table by Dr. George Marchelos; Baskets illustrate legacy of weaving by Susan Mullikin. Behind the Gavel: Smart Store Layout: Avoid the ‘butt brush’ by Wayne C. Jordan. Furniture Detective: Mis-attributions lead to confusion by Fred Taylor. In the News: Andy Warhol prints stolen from art museum; Haeger Potteries closing; Contractor suing ND Historical Society; Antique drawing visitors to small Indiana town; Legal, diplomatic efforts lead to bust’s return to Poland; Man linked to art heist loses bid for weapons case dismissal. Special Feature: Exploring the significance of scrap screens by Jessica Munday-McGee. Auction Highlights: Bidder conjures $394,000 for JK Rowling’s chair; Jim Dine painting draws up $45K; Demand for political memorabilia produces another million-dollar auction; Navajo second phase chief’s blanket wraps up $90K. SOLD: Lampwork paperweights courtesy of Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates.

May 11, 2016; 56pp.; http://bitly.com/ATMay112016
Antiques Tourism, Including Antiques Destination Map, by Antoinette Rahn

Ask the Experts: Closer inspection may solve signature quandary by Dr. Anthony Cavo. Behind themay112016 Gavel: Predicting consignment shortfalls by Wayne C. Jordan. Furniture Detective: Building chairs may prove challenging by Fred Taylor. In the News: Victorian dollhouse supporting Oklahoma crisis center; Central Ind. shop’s pop-up markets drawing attention; Bob Mackie receives award in Chicago; Wright House in Phoenix temporarily halting hours; Agency used renovation money for salaries; Stolen in 1955, ‘Inverted Jenny’ stamp resurfaces; $75 donation buys piece of Reno Bridge; Chicago streetcar undergoing restoration for Michigan museum; Restitution ordered in auctioneer theft case; Fifty Paris auction workers on trial over theft scheme; Alice in Wonderland exhibit opens at Entertainment Museum; Scripophily group launches educational website. Auction Highlight: Rosewood Rococo center table carves out $57,950.

Finding Favor with Fossils, Trench Art, and Hot Wheels

May 25, 2016; 56 pp.; http://bit.ly/ATMay252016
Trench Art by Jessica Leigh Brown

may252016Ask the Experts: ‘Rockman’ worth further research by Dr. George Marchelos. Behind the Gavel: Using nostalgia to close sales by Wayne C. Jordan. Furniture Detective: Clarifying commonly misused terms by Fred Taylor. Art Markets: Appraising for the IRS by Mary Manion. Knowing Your Business: Antiques tourism insights by Antoinette Rahn. Postcard Ponderings: Familial postcards by Karen Knapstein. In the News: Iowa veterans looking for ways to save World War I cannon; Virginia man moves electronics collection to Georgia; German enigma machine on display in Montana; Possible Caravaggio painting found in French attic; New book explores how artists display their works at home; Sendak mural to be installed in Free Library; Currency redesign draws attention to Tubman museum; Park workers discover Roman coin hoard in Southern Spain; More than 100 auction houses join Bidsquare; New virtual auction model causing a stir in the art markets; Online portal connects sellers with auction houses; Ukraine recovers stolen Dutch paintings; Commemorative coin sales support National Parks; Heritage Readies for Florida expansion. Auction Highlights: Newly discovered Daingerfield painting skyrockets to $39K; X-Men #1 comic book sells for $350,000; Royal Copenhagen dinnerware serves up $7,729; Restored Steinway plays to the tune of $25,200. SOLD: Pairpoint table lamps courtesy of James D. Julia Auctioneers.

June 8, 2016; 56 pp.; http://bit.ly/ATJun82016
Hot Wheels National by Michael Zarnock

Readers’ Letters. Ask the Experts: Red Wing water jug is excellent discovery by Dr. Anthony Cavo. jun82016Behind the Gavel: How touching goods increases sales by Wayne C. Jordan. Furniture Detective: Golden oak server is soap premium by Fred Taylor. Behind the Spine: Getting to know uber-collector/toy author Mark Bellomo by paul Kennedy. Collecting Feature; Major League Baseball bouncy balls by Doug Koztoski. In the News: Art collector ordered to pay $7 million; Rare ‘Alice’ edition may top $3 million; Israeli divers uncover Roman treasure trove; More than $3M raised for future US Marshals Museum; Disagreement over King Tut tomb theory; Thomas Jefferson’s hair auctioned for nearly $7K; Western NY man fined for illegal ivory purchases; Online auction platforms merge. Auction Highlights: Einstein letter to matzo maker claims $7,451; Ansel Adams print leads photograph auction; Auction sets new records for seven artists. SOLD: S.T. Dupont luxury lighters. Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Jacquard coverlets by Antoinette Rahn.

June 22, 2016; 56 pp.; http://bit.ly/ATJun222016
Discovering Prehistory in Fossils
by Chriss Swaney

jun222016Readers’ Letters. Ask the Experts: Hollie Hobbie artwork proves worthwhile by Dr. George Marchelos; Poster, engraving make for fine collection starters by Susan Mullikin. Behind the Gavel: Preparing for a career in the antiques trade by Wayne C. Jordan. Furniture Detective: Dressing table exhibits classic Art Deco lines by Fred Taylor. In the News: Skagway museum glimpses into Alaskan Gold Rush; Ex-Harrisburg mayor gets most charges dropped; Former Alamo caretakers struggling with another Texas landmark; Spanish court rules against art fraud suspect’s extradition; Attempted sale of Depression-era painting draws federal lawsuit; Skinner expands to NYC; Jewelry consultant joins James D. Julia; Planned auction of Native American relics raises questions; Teen antiques enthusiast corrects Pennsylvania museum; Art gallery worker sentenced in heist; Museum celebrates ‘Star Trek’s’ 50th Anniversary with tribbles. Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Robert L. Ripley by Karen Knapstein. Auction Highlights: French gilt bronze clock garniture claims $18,750; Halloween Girl doorstop enchants bids to $29,500; Northwest Coast Raven mask scares up $1,500. SOLD: Historic firearms and accoutrements courtesy of Rock Island Auction Company.

Sights Set on Staffordshire Figures, Maps, and Scales

July 6, 2016; 56 pp.; http://bit.ly/ATJul62016
Early and Victorian Staffordshire Figures
by Karen Knapstein

Ask the Experts: Needle case’s contents may be folk art by Dr. Anthony Cavo. Behind the Gavel:jul62016 Cutting prices and staying profitable by Wayne C. Jordan. Furniture Detective: Suite is example of Colonial Revival by Fred Taylor. Knowing Your Business: J Display fabricating cases of distinction by Antoinette Rahn. Out & About: Specialty shop bursting with inspiration by Antoinette Rahn. In the News: Restored remains of vessel that sank 300 years ago on display in Texas; Mississippi museum features antique dolls, toys; US adopts near total ban on African elephant ivory sales; Heritage outselling other auction houses online; Antiques Young Guns teams up with Asheford Institute of Antiques; NJ museum exploring coin-ops; Ohio-based appraisal firm expanding in the Midwest; Chrysler Museum reopening to public; Police arrest suspects in Francis Bacon art heist; PNG cautions against counterfeit gold, silver. Auction Highlights: Dresden monkey orchestra plays to the tune of $1,320; Bidders push 1960s Picasso print to $5,643; Chinese bracket clock soars to $1.27M. SOLD: Fine estate jewelry.

July 20, 2016; 64 pp.; http://bit.ly/ATJul202016
Antique Maps by Melody Amsel-Arieli

jul202016Special Section: Focus on Fine Art: Support is plentiful for those interested in art by Karen Knapstein; Directory of Fine Art Appraisers; Middle American art market seeing strong results by Noah Fleisher; Education is key when considering contemporary art by Noah Fleisher.
Ask the Experts: Value of collapsible cup is nostalgic by Dr. George Marchelos. Behind the Gavel: Tracking inventory with SKU systems by Wayne Jordan. Furniture Detective: Depression-era furniture terms by Fred Taylor. Art Markets: Turner prints can be had by most collectors by Mary Manion. In the News: German lawmakers set new rules on exporting valuable art; Police nab suspects in possession of 10,000 artifacts. In Memoriam: Hobby pioneer Chester Krause by Brian Earnest. In Memoriam: Friends recall Edward Babka’s generosity and spirit by Erik Hogstrom. Auction Highlights: Photo of Muhammad Ali’s fist knocks out $7,775; Sandzen’s ‘Lake at Sunset, Colorado’ earns $670,000. SOLD: Blue chip comic books courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

Aug. 17, 2016; 64 pp.; http://bit.ly/ATAug172016
Antique Scales by Doug Koztoski

Readers’ Letters: Trench art example is a Nostalgic Treasure. Ask the Experts: Mother-of-pearlaug172016 valued as medium for religious art by Anthony Cavo; Art history of the Bonaparte Era by Susan Mullikin. Behind the Gavel: Marketing lessons from the Pokemon-Go craze by Wayne C. Jordan. Furniture Detective: Klerner suite should sell for around $2,000 by Fred Taylor. The Buck Stops Here: Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction by Melanie Carnation Thomas. Collector Feature: Military job by day, doll doctor by night by Cati Keith. In the News: FBI seeks Rockwell painting on anniversary of its theft; Awards stolen from Nolan Ryan museum; Sketch offers evidence Van Gogh cut off nearly his entire ear; Art collector’s estate bequeaths Florida museum 400 works; Egypt unveils oldest papyrus, details on pyramid builders; Pokemon-Go app revives market for vintage Pokemon cards; Funerary artifacts collection heads to Texas museum; Company that restores old vending machines banned from operating; Heritage Auctions donation endows Young Numismatist scholarship. Auction Highlights: Pair of 19th century portraits realize $14,160; E Howard street clock closes up $41,140; SOLD! Joan Rivers’ private collection. Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Dairy Collectibles by Antoinette Rahn.

Coveting Cracker Jack Collectibles, Vintage Radios, and Troika Pottery

Aug. 31, 2016; 64 pp.; http://bit.ly/ATAug312016
Vintage and Antique Radios
by Antoinette Rahn

aug312016Readers’ Letters. Ask the Experts: Furniture value is sometimes nostalgia by Dr. George Marchelos. Behind the Gavel: Remaining relevant in changing times by Wayne C. Jordan. Furniture Detective: Teacart offers clues of Heywood-Wakefield by Fred Taylor. In the News: Heritage adds four jewelry specialists; Authorities identify missing treasure hunter’s remains; Stevens selling his antebellum Adams-French mansion; Indiana comic store offers scholarship; Michael Jordan promises $5M to new Smithsonian museum; Ownership of Apollo 11 bag used for solar samples disputed; Cause of blast inside WWII-era tank still unknown; Cushman furniture experts author third reference on subject; Astronaut John Glenn’s Mercury flight plan sells for $67K; Tougher proposals for protecting tribal items draw criticism. Collector Feature: Iowa businessman collects old pharmaceutical bottles by Sara Jordan-Heintz. Auction Highlights: Natzler Mid-Century vase rounds out $6K; German Gothic tapestry stitches up $48,380; ‘Tropical Scene’ painting soars to $120K; Deaccessioned 1848 stagecoach rolls to $16,500. Special Feature: Collecting fine win in the digital age by Ken Hall. Special Feature: For Modern look, decorators suggest mixing, matching. SOLD: Meissen.

Sept. 14, 2016; 56 pp.; http://bit.ly/ATSep142016
Troika Pottery by Melody Amsel-Arieli

SOLD: Antique & vintage petroliana by Dan Morphy Auctions. Ask the Experts: Chest exhibits artisticsep142016 veneer work by Dr. Anthony Cavo; Bookends purchased in 1954 still in vogue today by Susan Mullikin. Behind the Gavel: ‘Evergreen’ marketing tactics business owners can ‘set and forget’ by Wayne C. Jordan. Furniture Detective: How tiger oak is ‘made’ by Fred Taylor. Collector Feature: Lucky Cat collection fills its own museum space. In the News: Smithsonian museum offers view of rich black history; Former Gardner museum curator leading New Hampshire museum; Indiana auctioneer who struggled to talk wins national calling championship; Quinn’s chosen to sell renown tribal art collection; Art exhibit looks at dying through photos, words; ‘Whitey’ Bulger items sell for $100K; First edition ‘Book of Mormon’ earns $52K; Family petitions Rockwell Museum to remove ‘fraudulent’ book; National Railroad Museum expanding; Excavations find 26,000 artifacts in NM; Chinese team says it found evidence of great flood; Ted Hake recognized for lifetime dedication to collectors; Judge orders Nazi-looted painting will stay in California.

Sept. 28, 2016; 56 pp.; http://bit.ly/ATSep282016
Cracker Jack by Karen Knapstein

sep282016Readers’ Letters; Ask the Experts: Folk art carving shows skill, care by Dr. George Marchelos. Behind the Gavel: Setting the pace for competitors by Wayne Jordan. Furniture Detective: Drop-center dresser is a beauty by Fred Taylor. Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Margaret Tafoya by Antoinette Rahn. Collector Feature: Michigan enthusiast collects pieces of Hollywood. In the News: New titles bow from Krause Books: Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2017 and 100 Greatest Graphic Novels; Paris auction workers convicted in vast theft scam; Judge issues warrant for return of Native American shield; Red Wing beehive-form jug sells for $9,500 during Red Wing Collectors Society convention; Weathers joins Heritage Auctions as consignment director; Corning Museum of Glass appoints new curator; Coinage Congressman signs deal for signed labels. Auction Highlights: Scarce Peking banknote earns $30K; Hissing goose decoy sets new record at $299,000; Redfield’s ‘River Decorations’ settles above $148K. Startling Sleepers: Unexpected auction results by Karen Knapstein. Top Lot: Tiffany drop-head table lamp: $130,000.

Highlighting Harvest-Related Antiques, Nostalgic Treasures, and Desks

Oct. 12, 2016; 56 pp.; http://bit.ly/ATOct122016
Antique Desks by Chriss Swaney

Readers’ Letters. Ask the Experts: African carving needs hands-on review by Dr. Anthony Cavo. In oct122016the News: Book brings wonders of the world to the printed page; Invaluable appoints former Sotheby’s exec as advisory board chair; Family appealing judgment in lawsuit connected to artifact looting case; Some items saved after Hopalong Cassidy museum fire; Malcolm X postcards sell for $56K; Nazi-era coins, Hitler’s book found in Poland; Senate bill could speed recovery of Nazi-looted art, artifacts; Historic inn wants its stuff back; Bidsquare raises $1.5M to expand online marketplace; Red Wing Pottery company seeking buyer; MIT’s flea market known for early technology, gadgetry. Behind the Gavel: Is joining an association the right choice for you? by Wayne Jordan. Furniture Detective: Chair may be one-of-a-kind by Fred Taylor. Bottle Treasures Uncorked: Ginger beer bottles by Michael Polak. Special Feature: Identifying early photographs by Dr. Anthony Cavo. Auction Highlights: Chief Big Moon mechanical bank cashes in $2,340; Marine paintings sail past estimates; Political memorabilia pushes auction results past $1.5 million.

Oct. 26, 2016; 56 pp.; http://bit.ly/ATOct262016
Harvest-Related Antiques
by Jessica Leigh Brown

oct262016Ask the Experts: Furniture value found through use by Dr. George Marchelos. Behind the Gavel: Implications of California’s new autograph law by Wayne C. Jordan. Furniture Detective: Don’t get pinched while replacing springs by Fred Taylor. Things We Love: Olivetti 32 note cards; “The Great War Through Picture Postcards” by Karen Knapstein. Collector Feature: Horses inspire Iowa woman’s collection by Sara Jordan-Heintz. In the News: Krause releases new books on vintage Lego minifigures, vintage baseball cards; GI Museum exhibiting rare woman’s World War II uniform; Maryland antique shop is reborn; Keeping Up With the Joneses mansion sells for $120K; Display of rare items marks 75th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor; Rockwell museum gets $1.5M grant; Capote cremains sell for $45K; Stolen Van Gogh paintings found in Italian farmhouse, authorities suspect organized crime. Auction Highlights: Al Capone letter written from prison sells for $62,500; Bidders drive pair of Sevres bowls to $36,050; Pennsylvania tall-case clock strikes $10,020; Pair of Russian icons polish off $3,400. SOLD: Monster movie posters courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

Nov. 9, 2016; 56 pp.; http://bit.ly/ATNov92016NostTreas
Nostalgic Treasures – Reader Submissions

Ask the Experts: Deciphering imagery in stained glass window by Dr. Anthony Cavo; Baskets nov92016nostreaspurchased in Saudi Arabia prove of value by Susan Mullikin. Behind the Gavel: Value of a customer list may be surprising by Wayne C. Jordan. The Buck Stops Here: When one door closes, jump out the window! by Melanie Carnation Thomas. Behind the Spine: Eric Bradley: A good guy finishes first by Paul Kennedy. In the News: Senators say loopholes allow for trafficking of tribal items. SOLD! Fine jewelry from Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.

Taking a Look at TV Lamps, Studio Glass and Vintage Video Games

Nov. 23, 2016; 56 pp.; http://bit.ly/ATNov232016
TV Lamps by Antoinette Rahn

nov232016Ask the Experts: ‘Silvery’ coasters are tin-washed glass by Dr. George Marchelos. Behind the Gavel: Leveraging Facebook to make sales by Wayne C. Jordan. Furniture Detective: Vanity probably dates to 1920s by Fred Taylor. Art Markets: Expressionists help shape early German cinema by Mary Manion. Collector Feature: Phonograph collector recalls musical era by Jeff Hampton. Collector Feature: Political memorabilia collector pushing the right buttons by Mark. J. Price. In the News: NYC launches archaeological repository and digital archive; Trial delayed for ex-mayor in Pennsylvania artifact theft case; Long-lost painting found in Indiana sells for $1.1 million; ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson’s ‘Black Betsy’ sells at auction for $583,500; Connecticut boy rescues 44,000-lb. boxcar; Museum director dedicated to preserving history; Roman coins identified in Japanese ruins; Ohio museum sells pieces despite protests from Cyprus, Egypt; Santa Fe setting up Native American arts district; Arrest made for break-in at Florida museum; Technical glitches delay sale of 123-year-old jeans. Things We Love: Chalk-tique upgrades piece from eyesore to prize by Karen Knapstein. On the Bookshelf: Krause releases long-awaited guide to collecting jazz albums; Authors team up to give tour of historic Gettysburg. Auction Highlights: Duo of Sioux beaded war shirts command $50; Flash Gordon artwork skyrockets to $60,375; Tiffany beatitudes windows fall for nearly $357,000.

Dec. 7, 2016; 56 pp.; http://bit.ly/ATDec72016
Studio Glass by Melody Amsel-Arieli

Top Lot: Pikachu Illustrator card, $54,970. Ask the Experts: Shape eliminates Shawnee as pitcher’sdec72016 maker by Dr. Anthony Cavo. Behind the Gavel: Adapting the estate sale model increases sell-through by Wayne C. Jordan. Furniture Detective: Helpful hints for finding the right ‘furniture guy’ by Fred Taylor. In the News: John Dillinger Museum reporting higher traffic numbers. Bottle Treasures Uncorked: Drug store soda dispensers by Michael Polak. Knowing Your Business: Griffins & Gargoyles, Chicago antiques shop, finding new life online by Antoinette Rahn. Collector Feature: 3-D belt buckles by Steve Evans. Special Feature: Safely displaying art in public or private by Anne Rappa. Show Highlight: Attendees, dealers reporting success in Round Top, Texas. In the News: From funerals to hardware, shop has served it all for more than a century; South Carolina DNR cracking down on illegal fossil hunting; Marilyn Monroe dress for Kennedy birthday song sells for $4.8M; Hockney painting fetches record $11.7M; Angry letter from John Lennon sells for almost $30,000; Tintin drawing sets new record at $1.64M. Auction Highlights: Enamel box with hidden timepiece strokes $62,500; Bellflower spoon holder tops out at $4,000. Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Glass artist G. Argy-Rousseau by Antoinette Rahn.

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