In an auction which saw $1.2 million in sales, an uncommon Popeye windup “Air-o-Plane” complete with its original box soared to $11,257 and a new home at a museum in the Orient, during a June 21 auction at James D. Julia Inc.
There are so many antiques, and only so little time to complete one's desired collections, which leads a long-time collector to ask for help in locating pieces.
Cookie jars have been used to peddle everything from pancakes and green beans to soft drinks and dog treats, among other things, and are popular collectibles.
Iowa's largest indoor antiques and collectibles show, the UNI-Dome Antique & Collectibles Show, will get underway March 22 and feature wares from 150 dealers.
In this space you’ll see fresh updates to the latest antiques auctions, shows and events in Antique Trader. Weekly Auction & Show Ads: Dec. 15, 2012-Feb. 27, 2013.
For Andy Warhol, art and business were separated only by a hyphen. In his 1975 book, “The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B & Back Again,” the artist speculated that art was a business, and that business was art. He later added, “Good business was the best art.”
Did you know artifacts show coin-operated machines existed as far back as the 1st century A.D.? Here's everything you want to know about coin-op antiques.
The little hamlet of Bouckville had its front yards, hay fields and pastures covered with tents filled with antiques for many thousands of shoppers Aug. 11-19. Ranging in size from one exhibiting dealer in front of a single house in the center of the village to the biggest field known as the Madison Bouckville...
A vast accumulation of fire fighting memorabilia and a lifetime pedal car and toy collection will be sold Oct. 5-7. A rare Toledo Buick pressed steel toy car in excellent, all-original condition, is expected to sell for between $10,000 and $15,000.
Adolf Grenke's 4,000-piece breweriana and beer can collection will be sold Sept. 21-22, 2012. It includes 400 beer taps and 500 antique and vintage beer cans. Grenke spent 40 years amassing the quality collection and a few key examples are expected to sell for more than $50,000 each, said Dan Morphy, of Morphy Auctions.