Enter the 4th annual Favorite Finds contest for a chance to win a $500 auction credit

Enter the Favorite Finds contest for a chance to win a $500 auction credit

Enter your favorite antiques collecting story in the 4th annual Antique Trader Favorite Finds contest for a chance to win a $500 auction credit from Heritage Auctions! This year’s runner-up entry will win a 10-volume reference library courtesy of Krause Publications. It’s free to enter and every participant receives a free copy of the Nov. 14, 2012, cover-dated magazine in which the stories are shared! Read More +

Vendors say sales remain strong at San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print & Paper Fair 2012

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For 24 years, the San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print and Paper Fair has drawn bibliophiles together to refine their collections. The fair was Feb. 4-5, 2012. The report from Fair exhibitors was positive. Rosemarie Rustico of San Francisco’s W C Antiques described the first day as “killer busy.” The second day was a bit easier (Super Bowl XLVI might have had something to do with that). Read More +

Yooper finds two Stormy Kromers in one week

I received my first Stormy Kromer cap for Christmas this year and found another a week later in a 1923 hunting and fishing painting by William Harnden Foster. His oil on canvas “From Traps to Trout” depicts a woodsman spying a leaping trout as he sets a fresh trap. It sold Jan. 1-2, 2012 for $3,700 by Bobby Langston Antiques, Inc. against a $2,000 to $3,000 pre-auction estimate. Read More +