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: Weekly Antiques Auction & Show Ads- March 22-April 22, 2012. Read More +
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 +
Mexican artists may have been introduced to modernity through photography, and one of the foremost Mexican photographers of the early 20th century, Hugo Brehme (1882-1954), has been cited as an influence on the country’s best known artist from the period, Diego Rivera. Brehme was a German immigrant imbued with the European Romantic tradition, which sought the sublime essence of nature and reveled in the beauty of ancient ruins. Read More +
Over 2,000 lots of investment-grade antiques and collectibles from over 100 consignors will change hands March 30 to April 1 in Showtime Auction Services’ spring sale. In addition to pedal cars and toys, the auction will feature banks, pottery, Wave Crest, trade signs, advertising signs, folk art, soda fountain, Coca-Cola, Western, Native American, country store, paintings, farm signs, match safes, tip trays, whiskey and breweriana. Read More +
In this exclusive interview with Antique Trader, Harpo Marx’s son shares intimate details on life with dad and The Marx Bros. Vintage Marx Bros. memorabilia remains some of the most-prized collectors’ items from that era, with Harpo Marx’s iconic hat and wig selling for $45,000 last year. Read More +
A folk-carved stone sculpture of two people seated side-by-side, by Tennessee artist William Edmonson could take top lot honors Feb. 11, 2011 during a diverse antique sale. In addition, there will be music boxes, pottery, bronzes, firearms, a collection of fine sterling, antique slot machines, jewelry and hundreds of related and decorative accessories. Read More +
During the golden years of Paris, Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) was the man who knew everyone and could do almost anything.
Nowadays, he’s probably best remembered by cinema buffs for such artful films as “The Blood of a Poet” (1930), “Beauty and the Beast” (1946) and “Orpheus” (1950), but Cocteau began his creative life as a poet and went on to write novels, critical essays, a scenario for Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes, memoirs and stage plays. He also dabbled in visual art. Read More +
WorthPoint will also provide free valuations on the Show’s Appraisal Day and demonstrate its new technologies. The Original Miami Beach Antique Show is the world’s largest indoor antique show, which returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach Feb. 2-6, 2012. Read More +
A very rare poster depicting The Three Stooges in Three Little Beers (Columbia, 1935) brought $59,750 at a Nov. 18-19 vintage movie posters auction.
Many Stooge aficionados consider this short, “Three Little Beers,” to be one of the group’s best films and it’s also one of their earliest. One sheets from this period are the very hardest to find for the comedy trio and this is the only known copy of this poster. It is from the personal collection of Moe Howard and was acquired after his death from his daughter Joan Howard Maurer. Read More +
A collection art and artifacts from the mid-20th century’s obsession with B-movies are some of the most unusual items Old Town Auctions has ever brought to auction. Its Nov. 18-20, 2011 sale features 200-250 lots from the collection of Bill George, the original editor of Femme Fatales magazine whose now-closed private museum in Baltimore was devoted to horror film and B-movie “scream queens.” Another featured collection consists of pressed-steel automotive toys amassed over many years. Read More +