Antiques Spoofs

Sole authenticated Billy the Kid tintype to be sold at auction

DENVER – Legendary outlaw Billy the Kid had his “picture made” 130 years ago in Fort Sumner, N.M., posing for what is now considered the most recognizable photo of the American West. A single, original tintype is the only authenticated photo of the Kid in existence today. Descended through one family,...

Mystery Item Identified: Weird old cistern handle

This Mystery Item appeared in the Sept. 15 edition of Antique Trader magazine. It was purchased in a box lot of stove parts. Here’s one idea as to what it might be. Send your mystery item to Antique Trader staff for an upcoming issue. – Editor My dad, Wes Brede, asked...

Are you the next reality TV star?

It looks like more reality TV along the lines of History’s “American Pickers” and “Pawn Stars” are about to spread to a network television channel near you. It was announced Sept. 3 that a “major network” is currently looking for families in the New York/New Jersey area that have an item...

Fun forum thread: Supply the caption

We’ve recently started a new forum thread in the Antique Trader forums. It’s just for fun. And that’s all. Did the pic of the baby doll with the bug on its face leave an impression on you? That’s the pic we chose as the first in a series that we’re going...

Hoping to get the Triceratops back…

I wrote about the Triceratops auction in Paris a while back… Here’s an update from a North Dakota archeologist who is hoping the buyer will give it back to the state, since the state was never given a chance to get it in the first place. There has been no word...