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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.

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.

Antique Trader Favorite Finds 2014

From the Editor: Celebrating sentimental Favorite Finds

The annual Antique Trader Favorite Finds issue is here, with the arrival of the Nov. 26, 2014 issue. The stories – submitted by readers from various regions of the U.S. — are captivating, inspiring, entertaining and informative. The Favorite Finds contest, sponsored by Heritage Auctions, results in an issue that also serves as a...

Action Comics No

From the Editor: Possibilities are endless with antiques

The recent record-setting sale of a pristine copy of Action Comics No. 1 sent the collecting community atwitter, while also offering a clear reminder that when it comes down to it, it's whatever someone is willing to pay for an antique or collectible, at a particular time.

Finding wit and wisdom in “Looking for Me: A Novel”

In "Looking for Me: A Novel" it's easy to see why the main character, Teddi Overman, chooses to surround herself with antiques, where the past is more storied, than messy - which is often the case with human history. However, in the course of the novel Teddi travels back down the road to path...