CHICAGO — From Bakelite rarities to a 4-foot-tall paper Empire State Building, collectors and subscribers enjoyed the first ever Antique Trader Appraisal Fair, held during the Randolph Street Market’s May 29-30 Chicago Antique Market.
Long before he was the star of cable television’s No. 1 new show, Mike Wolfe built a career scouring America’s forgotten cachés to fuel the industrial style movement.
“Warman’s Civil War Collectibles, 3rd Edition,” is a trove of information, not only on the artifacts, but also on the history of this rather unique hobby.
CHICAGO — Shoppers have a tent full of reasons to visit the season opener of Chicago’s largest antiques and collectibles festival.
Q You seem to know about Fenton. I do not and I would like to know what to do with this lamp, and its value. All I know is it is the ruby or cranberry daisy and fern pattern. It’s quite large, about 8 inches in diameter and fluted at the...
You may ask, why would the average American antiques buff care what the British think of their rockers? “Fifty Chairs that Changed the World” shows you that it is possible to trace the history of design in the past 150 years simply through a sequence of chairs.
This book had me at page 8. That’s when Tony Isabella, author of “1,000 Comic Books You Must Read,” appropriately credited Superman as the character who established comic books as a part of our national scene.
Vintage Wristwatches by Reyne Haines is one of those books that doubles as a valuable reference guide and a keepsake you want to covet as an actual part of your collection. A book like this, however, will be difficult to keep in mint condition.
Ted Hake clearly remembers the mid-1960s, wholesaling political memorabilia to dealers along New York City’s jewelry and stamp district. He was an enterprising college student who may have looked a bit out of place among the much-older dealers.