Author Archives: Karen OBrien

Westerns You Should See

What makes a Western film a Western? Is it just good guys in white hats vs. bad guys in black hats? Is it just the presence of horses, six-shooters and a fight in the town saloon? I hope not.

Leave it to Karen: Links in the Chein

Welcome to the first installment of “Leave it to Karen” in Antique Trader! It’s a pleasure to “talk toys” with such a knowledgeable group of collectors, and as always, I encourage an open dialogue on future toy topics.

Vintage Toys: Collecting board games

Throughout the year, radio talk show hosts invite me to be a guest on their broadcasts to discuss the nostalgia of collecting toys, and it’s a happy task. Interviews are a great opportunity to share this hobby with wide audiences and are fun, especially when the host opens up the telephone lines to the...