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.

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 +