IOLA, Wis. — The number one rule when it comes to antiques and collectibles is to collect what you love. A close runner-up to that golden rule is: Stay informed about the market and always seeks to learn more about antiques. That’s where the new 2014 edition of the Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide (Krause Publications, 2013) can lend a
America’s No. 1 selling price guide four years running is a pioneer among antiques and collectibles references. This year marks the 30th anniversary edition and it is fully updated with 4,500 photographs, updated listings, accurate descriptions, and real-time market values. At 816 pages it explains and illustrates a broad range of antiques and collectibles, from affordable and accessible items to more illusive and illustrious examples.
Once again at the helm of this new edition is Eric Bradley, public relations associate with Heritage Auctions, and former editor of Antique Trader magazine.
“For this very special 30th anniversary edition of the Antique Trader Price Guide we chart the dramatic changes taking place in how people collect, where dealers source inventory and why auction houses set records year after year,
Bradley said. “What we found may surprise longtime collectors: Several categories are enjoying a renaissance and fascinating discoveries taking place every year are inspiring new collectors.
“We work to make the Antique Trader Price Guide dependable but never predictable and this year’s edition is more than just a valuable identification guide to the wide world of fine art and collectibles. It’s also an entertaining read that will teach everyone something new about the precious objects they love.”
New categories of this edition include:
• Circus Collectibles
• Antique and Vintage Firearms
• Salesman Samples
• Science & Technology
• Transistor Radios
• Wild West
In addition, insightful category introductions assist in making this book a sound investment and solid education for any antiques enthusiast.
“The experts we consult are the best in their fields and represent hundreds of years of experience in categories ranging from art glass to Wild West memorabilia,” added Bradley. “We’ve added new categories and each entry are guaranteed to be illustrated with a full color photo so collectors can enjoy the form and function of more than 4,500 antiques and collectibles.”
For more information about this new book visit http://bit.ly/AT-AT2014PG.
Eric Bradley works in public relations for Heritage Auctions, the largest auction house founded in the United States and the world’s third largest. A lifelong student of antiques, Bradley served as editor of Antique Trader magazine, AntiqueTrader.com and the Antique Trader Blog. In addition to writing hundreds of articles on antiques, collecting and the trade, Bradley has made several media appearances as an expert on the antiques and collectibles market. His work has received press from The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Bradley is an avid collector of American art pottery, folk art, and WWII home front collectibles.
Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles 2014 Price Guide retails for $22.99 and is available at booksellers nationwide, local antiques shops, and directly from the publisher online at www.KrauseBooks.com or by calling 855-864-2579 (M-F 8a.m.-5 p.m.)