Author Archives: Karen Knapstein

Karen Knapstein

About Karen Knapstein

Karen L. Knapstein is Print Editor for Antique Trader. A lifelong collector and student of antiques, she lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Joseph, and daughter, Faye.

Antique Trader Nostalgic Treasures Official Contest Rules

July 1, 2016 through Sept. 30, 2016 F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company/Antique Trader 2016 “Nostalgic Treasures” Contest OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OFFERED ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (“U.S.”), AGED 16...

Butterfly paperweight

SOLD: Lampwork paperweights

Paperweights are prime examples of miniature artwork. Meticulously crafted by glass makers for centuries, a selection of paperweights that recently sold at auction — through Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates, was featured in the April 27, 2016 edition of Antique Trader.

Pig Pen bobblehead

10 Things You Didn’t Know: Bobbleheads

Did you know one of the earliest forms of bobbleheads, known as German nodders, were first produced in the late 19th century and were ceramic? Enjoy nine more interesting facts about bobbleheads in this 10 Things You Didn't Know column by Karen Knapstein.

Yesterday's Bride

Yesterday’s Bride a celebration of marriage traditions

Anthony J. Cavo’s nostalgic book, “Yesterday’s Bride: Gowns, Weddings & Traditions 1850 to 1930,” is a wonderful compilation of charming historical wedding photos. Each photo is accompanied by analysis and discussion of the fashion of the period, historical facts putting the photos into historical context, and common (and sometimes uncommon) wedding traditions. It’s fascinating...