Toni Rahn

About Toni Rahn

Antoinette (Toni) Rahn is the online editor and content manager for Antique Trader. She has a penchant for collecting petroliana, vintage advertising items, Irish collectibles and general Americana. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Tom.

Finding wit and wisdom in “Looking for Me: A Novel”

In “Looking for Me: A Novel” it’s easy to see why the main character, Teddi Overman, chooses to surround herself with antiques, where the past is more storied, than messy – which is often the case with human history. However, in the course of the novel Teddi travels back down the road to path of her own history, in an effort to deal and heal from her own past. Read More +

Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Philatelic Facts

Backed encased Franklin 1-cent blue stamp

Not only are stamps functional and practical, they are often affordable collectibles, and wonderful pieces of art. In the latest Ten Things You Didn’t Know column you’ll discover a few fascinating facts you may, or may not have known about stamps and philatelists (those who collect stamps and study postal history). Read More +

Antique Trader issues archive at your fingertips

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Today, just as it did when it began in 1957, Antique Trader keeps you abreast of the happenings in the antiques and collectibles community with unparalleled attention to detail. From entertaining and informative cover stories and intriguing and insightful columns, to thorough previews and highlights of auctions and shows, the events of the antiques marketplace are at your fingertips; especially with the archive of Antique Trader digital issues. Read More +

Memories of pedal car adventures mark lifelong friendship

Pedal car partners

Pedal cars can be a great equalizer of people. Many people of various backgrounds and regions remember riding in one, driving one, wanting one, or having one as a child, and for some that continues into adulthood. As vintage and restored pedal cars garner much appeal at auction today, the memories of those youthful days of pedal car adventures can be just as valuable. Read More +

Turning the world onto urban archeology

Jewelry store room

Stuart Grannen’s love affair with antiques and artifacts began at the age of seven and has evolved into his life’s passion, prompting him to pioneer the “urban archaeology” movement — which is celebrated and displayed daily at Grannen’s business Architectural Artifacts, and will take center stage May 2-4 during the company’s 2nd Annual Auction in its Chicago-based showroom. Read More +