In the Sept. 3, 2014 cover story, Eric Bradley reveals the hottest collecting trends for 2015 in his newest edition of Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide.
Enjoy an endearing story about the life of a humble German rag doll, as told by Kathy Gregg, administrator of the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum in Spencer, North Carolina.
Collector Robert Rentzer shares the ins and outs of his lengthy and intriguing journey in solving an 80-year-old Burma-Shave sign mystery.
Using Scott Antique Markets as a font for inspiration and research, new contributor Jessica Munday explores how culturally significant symbols gain immortality through their appearances on historic objects.
Did you know the first insurance company to issue a fire mark did so in 1752, and the company — The Philadelphia Contributionship — was founded by Ben Franklin? Learn more about fire marks and today's interest by collectors.
While it makes sense that Depression glass obtained its name from the era in which it became popular, as Pam Meyer, National Depression Glass Association National Glass Museum and NDGA convention chairperson, points out in her introduction in the sixth edition of Warman's Depression Glass, the "kaleidoscope of colors and myriad of patterns" is...
Once favored gifts for all ages, thimbles have found their way out of long-forgotten sewing baskets and into collections of dedicated enthusiasts. Antoinette Rahn compiles a list of 10 fascinating facts about these diminutive needlework tools.
It's been 153 years since the first shots were fired at Fort Sumter, in the Charleston Harbor in South Carolina, marking the start of the Civil War. Yet, interest in the historical aspects and artifacts of this war carries on.
Stuart Grannen’s love affair with antiques and artifacts began at the age of seven and has evolved into his life’s passion, prompting him to pioneer the “urban archaeology” movement — which is celebrated and displayed daily at Grannen’s business Architectural Artifacts, and will take center stage May 2-4 during the company’s 2nd Annual Auction...
Before pickin’ and grinnin’ truly captivated the eyes and ears of the American public, the art guitars of the 1930s and ’40s supplied enticing sights and sounds to the masses, as Steve Evans explains in his latest Collector Feature.