Twice a year the community of Round Top, Texas multiples ten-fold with the arrival dealers and collectors eager to buy and sell great finds at the Marburger Farm Antique Show. This year's spring show was no exception.
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.
There's much to be enjoyed about summer auction, show and flea market season, so turn to Antique Trader's weekly auction and show ads and calendars to help make plans for your next antiquing adventure.
One of just a handful of surviving American flags which flew from D-Day ships, earned a top lot with $386,500, among the lots of World War II memorabilia during the June 5 auction at Bonhams
Original artwork of the first appearance of 'Wolverine' on the final page of The Incredible Hulk #180, circa 1974, rose to $657,250, setting and tying world records, during a May 16 auction offered by Heritage Auction.
As the closure of Beverly Hills Fine Antiques, due to retirement, marks an end of an era, it also prompts a no-reserve auction set for June 29, and offered by Don Presley Auction.
“Auction drag,” when supply outstrips demand by a considerable amount, is a lever that bidders can use to squeeze the best deals from an auction. Auction drag is what auctioneers strive to avoid and bidders patiently wait for. In his latest Behind the Gavel column Wayne Jordan shares a recent account...
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...