With the worldwide ban on ivory, it is absolutely essential one can decipher ivory from plastic when it comes to antiques and collectibles. In the latest Ask the Experts column, Dr. G. Marchelos offers a clear caution of closely examining items and seeking documentation, as he fields a reader's inquiry about determining if an...
In response to a subscriber’s inquiry about items he thought might be used for decorating cakes, Dr. Anthony Cavo offers an interesting lesson about die-cut lithographs, in a recent installment of Ask the Experts.
A uncommon relic from the famous Hindenburg airline of the early 20th century prompts Ask the Experts panel member, Susan Mullikin, to provide a brief history lesson about the iconic airliner.
In his latest pair of evaluations, Dr. G. Marchelos offers valuable historical details about seldom-seen drawings of a WWII ball bearing factory, in the Ask the Experts column.
In the latest installment of Ask the Experts, Dr. Anthony J. Cavo offers a bit of soapstone history in his assessment of a reader's vase, which he values at $100 to $150.
In his latest Ask the Experts evaluations, Dr. Anthony J. Cavo provides a quick lesson about 3rd century Chinese scholars and poets in his assessment of a bowl.
Susan Mullikin, member of the Antique Trader Ask the Experts team, offers a quick history lesson about the switch from lead to manganese in glass making, in her response to a reader's inquiry.
A reader's inquiry about an 1893 Columbian Exposition postcard promoted Ask the Experts' Dr. Anthony J. Cavo to share some valuable advice about postcards, as well as a bit of World's Fair history.
An enchanting commemorative print of a still life "Fruit and Carafe", originally done in the 16th century done by Michelangelo Caravaggio Roman, is the subject of one inquiry fielded by Susan Mullikin in her Ask the Experts assessment.
In his latest assessments, Ask the Experts' Dr. G. Marchelos, expands on a reader's research regarding a rare silk embroidery military artifact.