Author Archives: Toni Rahn

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.

Redware jar

Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Margaret Tafoya

Collectors eagerly pursue Santa Clara Pueblo pottery by Margaret Tafoya. In the latest Ten Things You Didn't Know column, Antoinette Rahn illustrates how truly amazing it is that pieces originally sold for $5 are now often commanding four or more figures.


Book serves as reading list of best graphic novels

The genre of graphic novels continues to engage readers of all ages and interests. In the recently published "100 Greatest Graphic Novels", authors Katrina Hill and Alex Langley lead a unique exploration into some of the best books this genre has to offer.

Picker's Bible, 2nd

Considering core elements of a picking philosophy

Have you ever wondered what goes through the mind of someone who picks items antiques and collectibles with the intention to flip for profit? Author Joe Willard shares some elements of picking philosophy, which can easily apply to other areas of life.


7 Essentials of Collecting Children’s Books

The wonderful and often whimsical world of children's books entrance youth today, just as in the 19th century. In addition to those who enjoy them purely for the tales and adventures, children's literature is a fascinating collecting interest. In this 7 Essentials column, some essential tips and information about children's books and collecting them...