Collector Robert Rentzer shares the ins and outs of his lengthy and intriguing journey in solving an 80-year-old Burma-Shave sign mystery.
Check out the inaugural installment of a new column, Postcard Ponderings, written by Antique Trader co-editor Karen Knapstein, as she explores her passion for postcards.
Learn how a decades-long friendship between two men brought together by collectible bears lead to one of the men completing the work of his dear friend, all in the name of assisting someone looking for information about bears.
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...
Just as a mid-1930s tea set represents many sweet memories for its original owner, she hopes asking for a replacement for a missing slag glass would lead to being able to pass on a complete tea set to the next generation, to create their own special memories. Learn more about this and other recent...
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.
Martin Codina is on a mission to help people navigate the waters of estate liquidation with confidence and clarity, and he explains why it's important in an exclusive Q&A about his top-selling book.
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.