Sixty years is a long time. However, as we all know, some things definitely get better with time. Although not many sixty-year-old toys may still have the shine of newness, the nostalgia they evoke is timeless. Take these six toys turning 60...
If, in the midst of your holiday celebrations, you get an itch to check out an antique show or auction, Antique Trader is here to help provide information to keep you in the know, and provide details about where you may want to go.
More than 10,000 vintage toys and an impressive collection of 18 classic and antique cars will be sold by J. Levine Auction beginning Sept. 29.
Arizona-based sister auction houses, J. Levine Auction & Appraisal and EJ's Auction & Consignment will present a significant Americana collection at auction Feb. 25-27.
Antique Trader is producing a special consignment guide and directory, and invites auction houses to participate by submitting contact information for their consignment directors for inclusion in the directory.
A record number of bidders participated in the March 17-19 auction at Hake's Americana, where pair of mechanical, painted-composition Mickey and Minnie Mouse store displays sold $29,222.
Morphy Auctions is now a coast-to-coast operation, with the recent acquisition of Las Vegas-based Victorian Casino Antiques. The VCA name and brand will remain active, with the VCA team joining the Morphy Auctions family. The first Morphy-VCA collaborative auction is set for Sept. 19-21.
Recently formed Link Auction Galleries, will present its inaugural auction in St. Louis, July 12-13, featuring cast iron toys, advertising memorabilia, and decorative art, among other things.
Victorian Casino Antiques is gearing up for its "3 Days in May" event May 2-4, with 1,800-lots of hard-to-find toys, coin-operated arcade machines, advertising art, gas and oil memorabilia and radio equipment.
According to some, the world of antiques and collectibles may not seem very 'manly,' but there's no question that thought couldn't be more far from the truth - as Eric Bradley, author of the new book "Mantiques: A Guide to Cool Stuff" explains.