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 +
The U.S. Postal Service today issued the 45-cent weathervanes first-class mail stamps in five designs featuring a photograph of eye-catching 19th century weathervanes made in the United States. All the weathervanes featured are part of Shelburne Museum’s collection: a cow, an eagle, two roosters and a centaur. Read More +
A selection of top lots of antique glass and contemporary paperweights sold by James D. Julia Auctioneers, Dec. 1-2, 2011 in Fairfield, Maine. Read More +
Carnival and Fun Faire, 1000 Smiles an Hour, 1930s Lithographic poster in colors on 1 sheet of wove paper, published by Willsons’ Show Printers, Leicester, with margins and linen backing. dimensions 30 x 38in. Estimate: $200-$400. Photo courtesy Bonhams. … Read More +
Vintage Mather Work Incentive posters were produced from 1923-1929 to improve worker productivity, these vintage posters are now valued at $1,000 or more. Read More +
The diverse area of kitchenware/household objects offers a world of collecting opportunities. Your interests may lead you to antique rarities more than 100 years old or to items of more recent manufacture. Any and all territory should be considered fair … Read More +
Weather again menaced Brimfield for this season’s final gathering September 6-11, 2011 with rain Tuesday and a storm Wednesday overnight called the hundred year rainfall by the weather reporters on TV and radio. The rain was so severe it saturated the field at Mays Antiques Market preventing dealers from driving onto the grounds for Thursday’s opening. The show did eventually open Friday with about half the dealers who were still in town ready to show and sell. Read More +
At the Wisconsin location, this Eiffel Tower telephone, SSN 3109, with black cords, is listed at $2,500. (Ref. #225.) Photo courtesy Creator’s Touch Ministry. A permanent location has been found for the H.G. Allen Telecommunications Historical Museum (Read Antique Trader, … Read More +
Antiques collectors love old things and these new products make our collections and investments all the more valuable. So we’re asking readers, what are your favorite new products that enhance your hobby? Share them with us and you may win a copy of the 2012 Classic Blues Artwork Calendar.
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Like most collectible areas, the glass market is slowly recovering from tough market conditions. Prices of smalls were off 20 to 40 percent because of the recession. Like the real estate market, glass experienced a bubble of unrealistically high prices. In this excerpt we look at which segments of glass collecting show strength and why the market is less regionalized than it was before the crash.
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