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Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Civil War

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.

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Turning the world onto urban archeology

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...

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Rocking the art guitars of the 1930s-’50s

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.

Ansel Adams, 1902-1984.

Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Ansel Adams

In the latest Ten Things You Didn't Know column we explore the life of the late Ansel Adams, considered by many to be the pioneer of modern nature photography. April 22, 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of his death.


Enjoying ‘the good life’ with depression glass

The world has changed quite a lot since the first pieces of Depression-era glassware appeared on the scene, but the fascination with collecting these pieces remains popular. Antique Trader catches up with Ellen Schroy, author of the new edition of Warman's Depression Glass to talk glass.