What better way to celebrate love and friendship than by sharing century-old Valentine postcards, which in many cases, can be had for less than the price of a Hallmark card. In her most recent Postcard Ponderings column, Karen Knapstein examines this popular theme within the time-honored collecting interest.
Did you know, many of the early examples of Meissen were made of red stoneware and marked with Chinese characters? Antique Trader contributor Donald Brien-Johnson explores a bit about Meissen history in a feature article.
A unique vintage light bulb, featuring a cross, known as a Santuary glow lamp, is explained by Susan Mullikin in a recent Ask the Experts column.
In his latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan explores how nearly worthless objects can be infused with value – even where none exists – making buyers willing to pay higher prices.
Junk Bonanza Vintage Market returns to Shakopee, Minn. Sept. 24-26, featuring more than 150 juried vendors and several free, hands-on workshops and presentations.
In an effort to better inform the public of valuable qualification standards for appraisers, the American Society of Appraisers, Appraisers Association of America, and the International Society of Appraisers, have partnered in the "Circle of Trust" initiative.
Lee Rawdon and Edna Ary, like so many young couples of the 19th and early 20th centuries, 'went a courtin' and a big part of it was done via postcards. Today Lee and Edna's ancestors celebrate and carry on their legacy of love, through their postcards.
Antique Trader subscriber and Readers’ Advisory Board member Vikki Eilts shares a behind-the-scenes report of her recent ‘Antiques Roadshow’ volunteering experience in Omaha, Nebraska.
Discovery, expansion and survival during the establishment of the American West wasn't for the faint of heart, or weak tools, as Antoinette Rahn shares in this story about frontier accoutrements.
It's that time of year again. The “Antique Trader Favorite Find” Contest, sponsored by Heritage Auctions, the world’s largest antiques and collectibles auctioneer, runs from July 1, 2015 until 11:59 PM ET on Sept. 30, 2015. Examine the official rules here.