Not only are stamps functional and practical, they are often affordable collectibles, and wonderful pieces of art. In the latest Ten Things You Didn't Know column you’ll discover a few fascinating facts you may, or may not have known about stamps and philatelists (those who collect stamps and study postal history).
Today, just as it did when it began in 1957, Antique Trader keeps you abreast of the happenings in the antiques and collectibles community with unparalleled attention to detail. From entertaining and informative cover stories and intriguing and insightful columns, to thorough previews and highlights of auctions and shows, the events of the antiques...
With July 28, 2014 marking 100 years since the start of the start of World War I, Antique Trader has gathered together an engrossing list of historical, political and collectible details related to the “War to End All Wars.”
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...
Once favored gifts for all ages, thimbles have found their way out of long-forgotten sewing baskets and into collections of dedicated enthusiasts. Antoinette Rahn compiles a list of 10 fascinating facts about these diminutive needlework tools.
It's been 153 years since the first shots were fired at Fort Sumter, in the Charleston Harbor in South Carolina, marking the start of the Civil War. Yet, interest in the historical aspects and artifacts of this war carries on.
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 the latest Ten Things You Didn't Know column we explore the life of the late Ansel Adams, considered by many to be the pioneer of modern nature photography. April 22, 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of his death.
We've all heard people say they're a "student of life" or a life-long learner. How true is that for you? One of the things I've enjoyed most about getting older is rediscovering how much I yearn to learn new things.
President George Washington used one, Oscar Wilde rarely went without one, and even Queen Victoria was even seen with one a time or two. It's all about the walking cane or stick, and here are ten things you may not know about them.