From the Editor: Celebrating the gift of community

In so many aspects of life, we are all part of communities. Within many of those communities exists the opportunities to grow as an individual and contribute to the greater good, simply by participating. During this holiday season, the editors of Antique Trader offer thanks for all who are part of this community.


Discerning ivory from plastic requires inspection

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...