Behind the Spine

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Welcome to Antique Trader’s Behind the Spine blog. In this space we’ll share ‘sneak peeks’ of a variety of antiques and collectibles references. Be it a series of sample chapters or snippets from recently published books, an exclusive Q&A with the author of an up-and-coming or popular book/video etc., or a review of antiques resources produced by various publishing and media companies, this is where we’ll share an exclusive look ‘behind the spine.’

If you have a book/video/magazine, related to the antiques and collectibles community you think would make a great subject for our Behind the Spine section, drop us a line at ATNews@fwmedia.com, or give us a call at 715-445-2214 and dial extension 13364 for Online Editor Antoinette (Toni) Rahn or 13627 for Print Editor Karen Knapstein.

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7 Essentials of Collecting Children’s Books

The wonderful and often whimsical world of children's books entrance youth today, just as in the 19th century. In addition to those who enjoy them purely for the tales and adventures, children's literature is a fascinating collecting interest. In this 7 Essentials column, some essential tips and information about children's books and collecting them...

Yesterday's Bride

Yesterday’s Bride a celebration of marriage traditions

Anthony J. Cavo’s nostalgic book, “Yesterday’s Bride: Gowns, Weddings & Traditions 1850 to 1930,” is a wonderful compilation of charming historical wedding photos. Each photo is accompanied by analysis and discussion of the fashion of the period, historical facts putting the photos into historical context, and common (and sometimes uncommon) wedding traditions. It’s fascinating...

Mangle Boards of Northern Europe

Mangle boards epitomize artistic function

Although lavishly illustrated, "Mangle Boards of Northern Europe" is no vanity picture book; it is an authoritative composition of substance and significance created by combining the author’s own analysis and observations with previous mangle board research.