Although lavishly illustrated, "Mangle Boards of Northern Europe" is no vanity picture book; it is an authoritative composition of substance and significance created by combining the author’s own analysis and observations with previous mangle board research.
For grown-ups who wish to instill a fondness for reading — and share adventures with young people — don't overlook the power of the comic book.
Last year, during a local estate auction, my husband and I spied a box lot of assorted old college yearbooks. Always on the lookout for new old Knapstein Brewery memorabilia to add to our collection, we looked through the lot, spying a couple booklets that, indeed, held brewery advertisements. (I realize I’ve just given...
Often adorned with eggs and baby chicks, Easter greeting postcards serve as harbingers of spring. Karen Knapstein examines this practice in her latest Postcard Ponderings column.
The magnetism of France and French culture is undeniable. In her latest Postcard Ponderings column, Karen Knapstein explores French architecture and character, represented in antique and vintage postcards.
In her note to readers, Print Editor Karen Knapstein, gives a short and enticing preview of the nostalgic (wish books), insightful (RFID technology) and informative (Futurist art) featured in the Dec. 24, 2014 issue of Antique Trader.
Did you know wooden nutcrackers have been around since the 15th century? Plus, vintage and antique examples of these seasonal treasures are fetching hundreds of dollars at auction, as of late.
The annual Antique Trader Favorite Finds issue is here, with the arrival of the Nov. 26, 2014 issue. The stories – submitted by readers from various regions of the U.S. — are captivating, inspiring, entertaining and informative. The Favorite Finds contest, sponsored by Heritage Auctions, results in an issue that also serves as a...
Decades before people captured every moment of vacation on a camera, or a smartphone, there were picture postcards. Karen Knapstein turns to her own collection of scenic postcards to reminisce about a childhood trip in her latest Postcard Ponderings column.
On-site country auctions can be a boon for pickers because it weeds out a lot of buyers who are only mildly interested in what the sale has to offer.