In some instances, the phrase 'limited edition' equates to a higher price. The good news, according to Steve Evans, is that's not the case with belt buckle collecting.
In Southwestern Wisconsin, at the highest point overlooking the Mississippi River, you'll find an uncommon and totally engrossing destination devoted to collectibles and nostalgia, at Elmer's Auto & Toy Museum.
Antique Trader subscriber and Readers’ Advisory Board member Vikki Eilts shares a behind-the-scenes report of her recent ‘Antiques Roadshow’ volunteering experience in Omaha, Nebraska.
Discovery, expansion and survival during the establishment of the American West wasn't for the faint of heart, or weak tools, as Antoinette Rahn shares in this story about frontier accoutrements.
In this excerpt from Picker's Pocket Guide -- SIGNS by Eric Bradley, you get an intriguing and educational sneak peek behind the scenes of the white hot world of vintage advertising signs.
Melanie C. Thomas provides a history lesson on Christmas ornaments, including the trend-setting role the British royal family played during the 19th century.
This article is written by renowned jewelry expert and author, C. Jeanenne Bell, G.G., and is an excerpt from the just-published new edition of Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry, 8th Ed. One of my favorite sections in the article appears near the beginning, where Bell states: “The jewelry of the 1860s...
Fine mineral collector Bryan Swoboda offers up an intriguing examination of key factors to consider before becoming a collector of fine minerals, in this Antique Trader special feature.
Did you know at one point in the mid-19th century there were more than 40,000 Fire Association fire marks in Philadelphia? That's just one fascinating fact about fire marks you'll walk away with upon reviewing this fifth of sixth installments in the "De-Mystifying Fire Marks" series.