Vendors say sales remain strong at San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print & Paper Fair 2012

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For 24 years, the San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print and Paper Fair has drawn bibliophiles together to refine their collections. The fair was Feb. 4-5, 2012. The report from Fair exhibitors was positive. Rosemarie Rustico of San Francisco’s W C Antiques described the first day as “killer busy.” The second day was a bit easier (Super Bowl XLVI might have had something to do with that). Read More +

Dealers say sales are up at California’s 48th annual San Juan Bautista Antique & Collectibles Faire

Two blocks from California’s last Spanish-era Central Plaza, the San Juan Bautista Rotary Club took on the challenge of presenting the 48th Annual Antiques & Collectibles Faire, Aug. 14, 2011. Vendors said this year was better than the last two. Organizers are keeping booth rents steady but doubling the space so vendors can offer more inventory for less cost.
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The stylized realism of Catharina Klein graces millions of postcards worldwide

Postcard collector Joseph Truskot noticed a certain name appearing more often than not among his favorite postcards: C. Klein. "Simple searches for ‘C. Klein’ produced more and more examples of astonishing output: flowers, birds, butterflies, fruit, and still lifes – all displaying her characteristic inventiveness." In this well-researched article on artist Catharina Klein we learn why her art reaches well beyond vintage postcards.
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