It’s coming! The newest Antique Trader price guide is on its way!

Wondering what the gravy boat grandma passed on is worth? Trying to find out when that Tiffany lamp was made – because it looks vintage, but you want to be sure. Need to know if what you paid, or passed on paying for that Roseville planter or that silver soup ladle was a smart move? This variety of questions needing answers could cost you a lot of time and/or money in research and finding the right resources to get the answers. Except that you have the all-in-one Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles 2010 Price Guide to turn to.
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From Sweet 16 to 40+ – Die-Cast Dreams Are Forever

The paint jobs are radical and righteous, the designs are straight from the playbook of the cruisers of the time, and the wheels – oh those wheels. Hot Wheels™ are much more than toy cars; they are pocket-sized automotive art, designed for beauty and built for great speed, especially on that classic orange track. At the same time, their affordability makes these iconic racers a perfect way for new collectors to get their start.
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Half Price On All Train Books

You can see interest in it in the number of lots at auctions and events, like the most recent New England Toy Train Exchange where there were nearly 800 lots. The group included a seldom seen Lionel 1 trolley and trailer together, among many others. With many more auctions slated for Sept. – December (there’s more than 20 in September alone) around the country, there’s plenty of opportunities to turn out for the trains, and to help you prepare for auction action all trains books are available to you for HALF OFF THE REGULAR RETAIL PRICE through Aug. 31 at Shop.Collect.com.
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What’s Old Is Always New Again

Be it antique brooches, vintage rings, or costume jewelry necklaces and watches, there’s a multitude of it up for sale, set for auction, and the features at shows and auctions as summer winds down. Among auction houses, sales of famed designs by the likes of Cartier and Buccellati, and late Victorian and Edwardian pieces are generating top-dollar interest. While online powerhouse bidding board, eBay, presently lists more than 110 costume jewelry pieces.
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Reliving a Groovy Time

To some it seems completely surreal that items from Woodstock would be some of the most intriguing and appreciated collectibles of today’s pop culture collecting market. However, as someone once said, "everything once new becomes something collectible to someone." The beauty of Woodstock collectibles is the wide variety of bands and musicians who played, and thus making their albums among the items appreciated by collectors of Woodstock memorabilia.

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Trek Takes Philly

To boldly go…that familiar Star Trek phase has been very fitting this summer as Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute has welcomed thousands of visitors to see and experience Star Trek: The Exhibition. It even served as the site for one lucky couple who were chosen by the public to be married on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise. That contest alone drew 25,000 votes, while a contest (open to submissions until Sept. 30) to giveaway a vintage Celestron telescope signed by Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek’s Dr. Spock) is attracting thousands as well.
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Humble beginnings lead to historic popularity

Even before it became the darling of the Depression-era, Depression glass was being made by several U.S. manufacturers including Federal, Hazel Atlas and U.S. Glass as early as the late 1890s. With more than 120 years of production history, Depression glass bears a long and respected history, an ultra active present, and a promising future as one of the most sought-after collectible glass.
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Mindful of Military Arms

Be it Civil War or Operation Desert Storm, the interest in military firearms grows with each passing year. Whether its handguns from Belgium, rifles used in Poland, machine guns from Japan, bayonets used in the U.S., or any other arms from a host of different countries, the interest in these intricate and innovative weapons is growing. The new edition of the Standard Catalog of Military Firearms helps you make sense of this ultra-active and historically-rich market.
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Who needs gold when you have silver?

New generations breed new traditions based on past traditions. It’s everywhere you look, and silver is no exception. The most common collections of sterling silver flatware today are by and large not what they were a generation ago. Not in style or taste, and not in price. However, sterling silver flatware continues to find favor among collectors and those who simply own a sterling silver flatware pieces or a set.
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