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 and ’70s is...
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.
Did you know not all Native American stone tools with a point are arrowheads? Scott Antique Markets’ Jessica Munday-McGee explains what to look for with lithic artifacts.
In the Sept. 3, 2014 cover story, Eric Bradley reveals the hottest collecting trends for 2015 in his newest edition of Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide.
Collector Robert Rentzer shares the ins and outs of his lengthy and intriguing journey in solving an 80-year-old Burma-Shave sign mystery.
Learn how a decades-long friendship between two men brought together by collectible bears lead to one of the men completing the work of his dear friend, all in the name of assisting someone looking for information about bears.
Using Scott Antique Markets as a font for inspiration and research, new contributor Jessica Munday explores how culturally significant symbols gain immortality through their appearances on historic objects.
Did you know the first insurance company to issue a fire mark did so in 1752, and the company — The Philadelphia Contributionship — was founded by Ben Franklin? Learn more about fire marks and today's interest by collectors.
While it makes sense that Depression glass obtained its name from the era in which it became popular, as Pam Meyer, National Depression Glass Association National Glass Museum and NDGA convention chairperson, points out in her introduction in the sixth edition of Warman's Depression Glass, the "kaleidoscope of colors and myriad of patterns" is...