Author Archives: Antoinette Rahn

Antoinette Rahn

About Antoinette Rahn

Antoinette Rahn is the former 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.

This tested 18kt / 22kt gold and red coral hair comb, measuring 3 1/4 by 3 inches, sold for $900 through Austin Auction Gallery. Photo courtesy Austin Auction Gallery

10 Interesting facts about hair combs

1 Examples of primitive combs have been found among the discoveries of archeological digs in all corners of the world, with the earliest reportedly dating back 5,000 years. 2 A Sea Holly hair comb, circa 1900, made of horn, silver, gold, glass, and signed by Rene Lalique, measuring 3 3/4 inches wide by...

Antoinette Rahn

Antique Trader editor sends a fond farewell

Antique Trader editor takes new position It’s been a few weeks since we’ve connected. During this time, which we’ve taken to calling the ‘summer hiatus,’ a lot has gone on. One of the things to have occurred is a change in leadership of this celebrated antique and collectibles reference. After nearly...

Tabascco Art

10 hot facts about Tabasco

One hundred and fifty years ago Edmund McIlhenny transformed an island off the coast of Louisiana into a haven of pepper production and a fiery sauce. Here's 10 things about Tabasco.

LiveAuctioneers’ Jason Finger finalist in entrepreneur award

LiveAuctioneers’ Jason Finger named EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist NEW YORK – EY has announced that Jason Finger of LiveAuctioneers is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the New York region. LiveAuctioneers is the industry-leading marketplace for buying and selling from top auction houses via...