Author Archives: Amanda

Antique Trader Launches Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes

Antique Trader, America’s Antiques & Collectibles Marketplace, has launched the Antique Trader Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes. Participants in the Antique Trader Treasure Hunt sweepstakes will have the chance of winning antiques- and collectibles-related prizes; prizes have already been selected for the remainder of 2008 and early 2009. The initial prize that will be awarded is...

The “Antiques Rogueshow,” starring the Johnson family

It took a while, but this rogue family in the UK has finally started serving time. For stealing over millions in art and antiques over the last 20 years, the five members of the Johnson crime family will serve a total of almost 50 years. It doesn’t seem like much time to serve, does...

Is there a safe place to sell?

I read the following in one of my favorite collectibles forums: “My in-laws have inherited tons of things that look to me to be collectors items or things of worth to others. She doesn’t want these things and I want to try and help her get rid of some of them.  I don’t want...

I’m not the only character in the kitchen

Shredding potatoes, and carrots, and onions, oh my! As I was preparing breakfast yesterday, it occurred to me as I took out my well-used Mouli to make homemade hashbrowns, that I prefer using this little mid-20th century marvel to the electric, dishwasher-safe food processor that I received as a gift a few years ago....

Has the bottom dropped out?

From the Wall Street Journal: New Bargains on Old Furniture: As 18th- and 19th-Century Antiques Fall Out of Favor, Prices are PlummetingA very interesting article to be sure. I like that the author cited several of the big names in the antiques marketplace who have different positions and see a different perspective of the...

Antique Trader: The Olympics Edition

The olympics only roll around once every four years. Make sure you visit the Official Summer Olympic Games Web site at least once. It’s packed with information. And here is our newest edition of Antique Trader.

“Antique” from 1984?!

My Mother called the other day and asked me to see if I could find a replacement handle for her vintage Mirro pressure cooker on the Internet. Confident, I said “sure.” I really wanted to find a replacement for her because I didn’t want to give her back the cooker that she had given...

Unusual French art glass vase

Check out this unusual Schneider art glass vase that recently sold on eBay for $2,425. (Item number 120283294262 if you want to see many more images and more of the description.) ANTIQUE SIGNED SCHNEIDER FRENCH ART GLASS VASE WITH IRON MOUNT CIRCA 1920S. The glass body is mottled red-orange to yellow, and is mounted...