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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.

d Limoges porcelain, “Roses on the Vine,” circa 1906, Franz Arthur Bischoff, is signed and dated with a stamped maker’s mark of “T&V” on the underside. (Photo courtesy Lofty.com)

Lofty aiming high to serve collecting passions

A new player in the antiques and collectibles online marketplace, Lofty.com is working to serve people’s passions for fine antiques and art by providing access to a curated global marketplace and assistance in avoiding any potential difficulties in the journey.

Antiques impart lasting life lessons

One of the best things about antiques is their ability to preserve and represent the past. A recent installment of Ask the Experts prompted a trip down memory lane that involved Saturday afternoons, a telephone table and lessons in literature.

This bufflehead drake decoy, circa 1910, garnered top dollar — selling for $207,000 — at Decoys Unlimited’s 2013 Summer Decoy Auction. (Photo courtesy Decoys Unlimited)

Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Duck Decoys

There's a lot more about duck decoys than you may realize. Their story begins before the European settlers arrived in America, but it was the arrival of the settlers that catapulted decoys into the limelight of commerce.