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.
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.
In this excerpt from Picker's Pocket Guide -- SIGNS by Eric Bradley, you get an intriguing and educational sneak peek behind the scenes of the white hot world of vintage advertising signs.
Melanie C. Thomas provides a history lesson on Christmas ornaments, including the trend-setting role the British royal family played during the 19th century.
This article is written by renowned jewelry expert and author, C. Jeanenne Bell, G.G., and is an excerpt from the just-published new edition of Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry, 8th Ed. One of my favorite sections in the article appears near the beginning, where Bell states: “The jewelry of the 1860s and ’70s is...
Fine mineral collector Bryan Swoboda offers up an intriguing examination of key factors to consider before becoming a collector of fine minerals, in this Antique Trader special feature.
Did you know at one point in the mid-19th century there were more than 40,000 Fire Association fire marks in Philadelphia? That's just one fascinating fact about fire marks you'll walk away with upon reviewing this fifth of sixth installments in the "De-Mystifying Fire Marks" series.
At a time when cowboys were the heroes of 1930s radio programs and later westerns on television, children and adults alike dreamed of the charms of the idolized cowboy life, represented by many things, including cowboy guitars.
Did you know not all Native American stone tools with a point are arrowheads? Scott Antique Markets’ Jessica Munday-McGee explains what to look for with lithic artifacts.