If you're like a lot of people you may have more than a few decks of playing cards in your house, but did you know they are a historically rich collectible? In a recent Book Review, Antoinette Rahn discusses the benefits of the book "The Collector's Guide to Playing Cards".
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.
In the latest installment of the Behind the Spine column, Paul Kennedy and friends share a bit about the evolution of America's longest-running price guide, Warman's Antiques & Collectibles.
In a recent Insider Interview, Pat Prince, editor of Goldmine Magazine, a sister publication of Antique Trader, chatted with Dave Thompson, author of the new edition of Goldmine Record Album Price Guide — the premiere guide to vinyl records.
Do you recall the original wave of Beatlemania? It was a time that changed the landscape of music forever. Today, the Beatles music continues to enjoy much fanfare, and based on trends in music memorabilia auctions another round of Beatlemania seems to be taking place within the collecting community. Learn more...
Parents may wonder if the wisdom they share is being heeded by their children, but as author John Adams-Graf explains, some of the most important lessons are learned by observing and respecting the experiences that shape someone else.
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.
Enjoy a special inside peek at the new book "The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures 1977-1985" in the latest Behind the Spine blog post.
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...
In 2014, it was sixty-nine years since World War II came to an end, and soldiers from around the world returned to their homes, many with 'spoils of war' in hand. Today these relics are among the most sought-after of all military collectibles. Esteemed military historian John Adams-Graf reviews many of...