Although weathervanes certainly played a critical role in weather observations by sea merchants, farmers and others, but today they are popular items of folk art.
Melanie C. Thomas provides a history lesson on Christmas ornaments, including the trend-setting role the British royal family played during the 19th century.
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.
The final month of 2014 is upon us, and with it a variety of shows and auctions to satisfy your appetite for adding more antiques to your collection. Check out Antique Trader Weekly Antiques Auction & Show ads and Calendar Events for opportunities to expand your collections.
Two game-worn caps of Hall of Fame icons Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio lead off a wide variety of sports memorabilia headed to auction during Grey Flannel Auction's Dec. 17 Holiday Auction.
Two hanging scrolls by renowned Chinese artist Zhang Daqian will cross the auction block Dec. 15 at Michaan's Auctions, and one will with a presale estimate of $100,000 to $150,000 will likely vie for top lot status.
Whether clerk or customer we're all familiar with the phrase "thanks - just looking" when it comes to visiting retail shops without a primary focus for the visit. However, as Wayne Jordan points out in his latest Behind the Gavel column, but engaging early on can help customers find something they're...