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.

Mantiques

Celebrating collectibles of manly character

According to some, the world of antiques and collectibles may not seem very 'manly,' but there's no question that thought couldn't be more far from the truth - as Eric Bradley, author of the new book "Mantiques: A Guide to Cool Stuff" explains.

Demystifying American Fire Marks, part 2

By their very nature volunteer fire departments were organized around protecting people and property, without a second thought about whether the property ablaze had an insurer’s fire mark. However, it’s long been the focus of myth that some are working to end.