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The Antique Trader blog features daily postings from the Antique Trader editors, as well as guest postings from Antique Trader writers and industry professionals. The focus of the blog varies to include relevant news, show, shop and auction coverage, as well as links to reference materials to help collectors find what they’re looking for, or find advice that will get them closer to that treasure they seek.

The Antique Trader blog is fully interactive with its readers, and each posting invites commentary, advice and readers are urged to provide their thoughts on the latest events affecting the business of antiques.

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First impressions and jewelry dreams

Sometimes first impressions go well, and sometimes not so much. However, it's in those first few moments of meeting someone, experiencing something new, that our vulnerability allows us to take it all in.

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Author shedding light on vinyl values

In a recent Insider Interview, Pat Prince, editor of Goldmine Magazine, a sister publication of Antique Trader, chatted with Dave Thompson, author of the new edition of Goldmine Record Album Price Guide — the premiere guide to vinyl records.

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Behind the Spine: Beatlemania remains eight days a week

Do you recall the original wave of Beatlemania? It was a time that changed the landscape of music forever. Today, the Beatles music continues to enjoy much fanfare, and based on trends in music memorabilia auctions another round of Beatlemania seems to be taking place within the collecting community. Learn more in Paul Kennedy's...

12 Days of Great Reads

In the 12 Days of Great Reads blog post, Antique Trader Online Editor Antoinette Rahn, dishes on 12 of her favorite collector books this season.

Artist Jeff Koons’s sculpture Balloon Dog (Orange), which measures 121 by 143 by 45 inches, sold for $58.4 million at auction.

Behind the Spine: Balloon Dog inflates contemporary art values

In the latest installment of the Behind the Spine column, Paul Kennedy talks with Noah Fleisher, editor of Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles 2015 and public relations director of Heritage Auctions, about the record-setting sale of a single stainless steel sculpture and its impact on the contemporary art market.