Antiques Publications

Heisey Collectors of America to celebrate 40th anniversary

NEWARK, Ohio – The year 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of the Heisey Collectors of America (HCA); they will be marking the occasion with a celebration at their national convention June 16-18.  The HCA was formed in 1971 to promote the study and collecting of Heisey glass, produced by the A.H. Heisey Glass Company...

Harry Rinker to make guest appearance at Grayslake Market April 10

Antique expert Harry Rinker will be a special guest April 10 at The Grayslake Antique Market, Lake County Fairgrounds, Grayslake, Ill. Rinker will be available to greet collectors and dealers and answer a few questions. Bob Zurko, owner and promoter of the Grayslake Market, made the announcement of the appearance of the well-known writer,...

America’s oldest antiques auction house opening new Boston office

PHILADELPHIA – On the heels of a year marked by several big wins, Freeman’s announces another benchmark: a new office in the heart of Boston in the historic Old City Hall managed by Kelly Wright, a Connecticut native, a Vassar Graduate and USPAP certified appraiser. Wright brings 20 years of experience as an appraiser,...

As antiques auctioneers change their business, collectors must ask themselves tough questions

Two features in the March 16 edition of Antique Trader highlight the challenging, yet opportunity-filled, present in which the antiques business finds itself. Starting with Wayne Jordan‘s column Behind the Gavel, a new Worthpoint survey of dealers shows their most effective promotional tools is the Internet (61 percent); trade shows (7 percent); word of...

Indy Ad Show experiences another ownership change

INDIANAPOLIS — Bruce and Donna Weir have assumed full responsibility of the Indy Ad Show from partners Doug and Sandra Moore. The Indy Antique Advertising Show is held twice each year at the Indianapolis Fairgrounds. Run by B&D Promotions, the event has a loyal following of both customers and dealers, as vintage advertising is...

Batmobile model from 1989’s Batman brings $12,000

The news of an odd or wacky antiques and collectibles museum going out of business always plucks a heart strings. Feelings or regret quickly turn to joy when auction results reward the former owner/collector/curator with a tidy nest egg. Such is the case with Dane Nash and his American Superhero Museum. Once a repository...