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.
It's that time of year again: National Postcard Week. Well, it's exactly NPCW week, yet. However, it never hurts to start planning for participating in this enjoyable event. Team Antique Trader is thrilled to be unveiling the design of our 2018 NPCW postcard.
You never know what you'll find when people open the doors to their homes for an antiques appraisal. In this feature article, Antique Trader contributor Dr. Anthony J. Cavo shares the story of unexpected finds, including an 1863 blueprint of a Civil War fort, during an assessment.
In this Ask the Experts inquiry, Dr. Anthony J. Cavo fields a reader's question regarding what was thought to be a cream can. Cavo not only discussed the difference between cream can and milk can, he provided regional history of the can's origins.
Buccellati of Milan, Italy have been producing beautiful pieces for nearly a century, and one of the lines garnering the most attention is the company's textured silver.
In this Eye on Entrepreneur profile, Jeremy Schneider, owner of Lost and Found Collectibles, discusses cast iron cookware and more with Antique Trader contributor Sara Jordan-Heintz.
There is more to Syroco than meets the eye. First, it is the name of a company, Syracuse Ornamental Company, and it is the catch-all phrase for a material that looked and felt like wood but was made of Adirondack wood pulp, flour, and other components. Contributor Chriss Swaney shares more...
By Jack Kelly “Come dressed in layers,” was the advice given to those about to attend the first day of the Jan. 19-21 Renninger’s Antique and Collector’s Extravaganza in Mt. Dora, Florida. Many folks followed that advice as early-morning temperatures barely topped 50 degrees on Friday, Jan. 19, but warmed later...
Think back to your care-free days of youth: Do you recall playing marbles with friends? If so, you have two brothers and the city of Akron, Ohio to thank, explains Antique Trader guest contributor Ingrid Floyd.