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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New wave of Beatlemania washes over market

Many remember the day The Beatles arrived on U.S. soil, officially launching the start of Beatlemanaia, but as Noah Fleisher, author of "The Beatles: Fab Finds of the Fab Four" explains, Beatlemania continues to influence society.

Nostalgia powering up market for vintage video games

As some of the most popular products of the 2016 holiday season demonstrated, the interest in vintage video games and consoles is on the rise, both among collectors and gamers. In this article by Eric Bradley, as part of his book Picker's Pocket Guide -- Toys, the market for vintage video...

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.

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.

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.