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.

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.