Commonly thought to be made only of wood, steel and brass, corkscrews have a classically elegant side as well, often one of gold and silver, which is resonating with today’s collectors.
During a salvage trip to an old cafe many years back, a Nebraska man came upon a wooden cash register, and in response to his inquiry to Ask the Experts about its possible value, we enjoy an enchanting story of its discovery.
A promissory note signed by James Bowie, a leader in the Texas Revolution and a casualty of the Battle of the Alamo, on 1833 commanded $62,500 during a March 14 auction at Heritage Auctions.
Often adorned with eggs and baby chicks, Easter greeting postcards serve as harbingers of spring. Karen Knapstein examines this practice in her latest Postcard Ponderings column.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Pyrex bakeware on shelves of department stores across the U.S. In addition to being a popular form of cookware, Pyrex is also a sentimental favorite of collectors as well, as explored in the latest 10 Things You Didn’t Know column.
Pete Waterman, best known for his work in pop music, and less known for his train modelling and railway preservation prowess, is offering a portion of his legendary collection of model trains during an auction presented by London's Dreweatts & Bloomsbury, April 16.
Antique Trader explores the diversity of the antiques and collectibles community and marketplace year-round, found in the 2014 Antique Trader Article Index.
A diverse selection of items (nearly 2,800 in all) will cross the auction block during Hake's Americana & Collectibles' March 17-19 sale. The spectrum of feature items spans from Revolutionary War artifacts to 20th-century comic strip art.
In the latest edition of Ask the Experts, Dr. G. Marchelos provides answers to questions about drip pans, belt buckles and paperweights.
Islander Trading Post, located on Sanibel Island, is more than one of the businesses of this vacation destination, it's an eclectic haven for collectors. Learn more about this seaside shop in the latest Knowing Your Business column.