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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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Figural Buckles: Impressive 3-D models at home on a belt

In a special Collector Feature, Antique Trader contributor Steve Evans discusses collectible belt buckles. This lesser-known collecting interest offers quite a few options for starting and forming a collection, and they are definitely on the more affordable end of the collecting spectrum.

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Eric Bradley: A good guy finishes first

Eric Bradley, new Director of Public Relations for Heritage Auctions, fields questions from Paul Kennedy, Behind the Spine columnist, about working his way up the ranks, and evolution of the antiques and collectibles marketplace.

This new book by Noah Fleisher is available directly from the publisher at KrauseBooks.com. For a limited time you can save 30% on the retail price of this exciting and visually stunning exploration of the rock relics of The Beatles. Enter Discount Code FAB4 during the check out process to receive your additional savings. This offer is valid through Dec. 15, 2016. (Retail $26.99 • Sale Price w/Discount $18.89).

Beatles-used gear is Mount Everest of memorabilia

There's no question that The Beatles' popularity is something of legend, and auction results of Beatles-used gear confirms popularity among collectors. Noah Fleisher, author of The Beatles: Fab Finds of the Fab Four explores this facet of Beatles memorabilia with collecting expert Andy Babiuk.

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Book serves as reading list of best graphic novels

The genre of graphic novels continues to engage readers of all ages and interests. In the recently published "100 Greatest Graphic Novels", authors Katrina Hill and Alex Langley lead a unique exploration into some of the best books this genre has to offer.

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Considering core elements of a picking philosophy

Have you ever wondered what goes through the mind of someone who picks items antiques and collectibles with the intention to flip for profit? Author Joe Willard shares some elements of picking philosophy, which can easily apply to other areas of life.

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Polk pens new lapidary guide

Rocks, gems and minerals are more than simply topics covered in science classes, they are part of an expanding collecting interest, explored by esteemed agate collector Patti Polk, in the new edition of her book, "Collecting Rocks, Gems & Minerals."