Did you know the earliest chainsaws date back to the mid-1920s and the oldest manufacturer in the world (Stihl) is still cranking out cutting machinery. Yet, it's the vintage models of chainsaws that are the object of interest for a growing community of collectors.
The presence and design of escutcheons and height of a cabinet provide clues as to the age of the possible custom furniture, explains Ask the Experts panelist Dr. G. Marchelos, in his assessment of reader's inherited item of furniture.
In this installment of Ask the Experts, Dr. Anthony J. Cavo provides valuable details about the history and characteristics of Satsuma, a hand-painted form of Japanese pottery. A key bit of Cavo expertise: Authentic Satsuma won't have markings in English.
Magic memorabilia to manuscripts and Wild West artifacts to music and posters are among the collecting interests Potter & Potter serve through their Chicago auction company. Sara Jordan-Heintz talks auctions and objects with co-owner Gabe Fajuri in this Knowing Your Business profile.
In this installment of Ask the Experts, Asheford Institute graduate, Dr. Anthony J. Cavo, weighs in about readers' inquiries about a meerschaum pipe and a vintage Kodak camera.
For generations, games like Scrabble, Monopoly, checkers and chess have captivated the attention of all ages. Even in today's technologically advanced world, board games continue to attract new players, as well as collectors, as Doug Koztoski explains.
Dr. Anthony J. Cavo, a regular contributor of Antique Trader, admits that lamps aren't his 'thing,' and yet among his latest acquisitions are 11 lighting devices. Can you relate to this collecting experience? Learn more about what drew Anthony to these lamps.
Hardware is a hot commodity these days. To be clear, we're talking about antique, vintage, and contemporary with an aged feel hardware you find on doors, windows, door frames, and the like, and Greg Bates is exploring the happening hardware market.
The inclusion of the fleur de lis design and the scene depicting a woman and a man in a period setting and dress, aid in evaluating and assessing a reader's tea set, explains Ask the Experts panelist Susan Mullikin.