The featured ads in this week's Antique Trader's show and auction round-up provide you with key information about shows around the country, as well as auctions featuring vintage advertising and country store collectibles, glass and lamps, and antique furniture, among others. Plus, you'll find opportunities to consign items for upcoming militaria...
Camille Nixdorf Phelan was a quilter, and from the looks of it, a historian, too. Luckily, she was both, and ended up combining both of her interests to create a masterpiece quilt, the "American History Quilt." The very quilt that is headlining Cowan Auction's Fine & Decorative Art Auction, Feb. 20-21.
A Rose Medallion punch bowl featuring President Ulysses S. Grant's monogram, within a laurel leaf, is one of anticipated standouts in Cottone Auctions' Feb. 20-21 Fine Art & Antiques Auction.
A display of photos and seldom-seen autographs from Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth and the soldier who shot and killed Booth, sold for $30,000, during a Jan. 24, 2015 auction which realized double the expected sales, at Heritage Auctions.
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.
From the essentials of day-to-day living of the past, to nostalgic and popular collectibles of today, country store memorabilia continue to enjoy widespread appeal.