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.

Finding opportunities when every little bit counts

By Antoinette Rahn In light of the devastation brought on by Hurricane Harvey, I’m struggling to find the right words. Perhaps because there is so much I want to say and yet nothing that seems right. I think that’s why acting on opportunities to help is more useful, for me than...

10 Things You Didn’t Know: Military Men and Quilts

In the midst of wartime conflicts and during recovery from the wounds of war, military servicemen of the 18th and 19th centuries skillfully transformed worn-out military uniforms and blankets into quilts. An exhibition of such quilts opens Sept. 6 in New York.

Celebrating six playthings turning 60

Sixty years is a long time. However, as we all know, some things definitely get better with time. Although not many sixty-year-old toys may still have the shine of newness, the nostalgia they evoke is timeless. Take these six toys turning 60...