The golden rule of collecting is pretty simple: Collect what you love. Isn't that why many of us get into this hobby/industry in the first place? Recently I was reminded that connecting with what resonates in me, through collecting, is a sound investment in self as well.
Santa Claus is a jolly old elf beloved of children and postcard collectors, but some artists of the early 1900s gave him a less than sentimental image. Even when they got the beard and costume right, they didn’t picture him as someone you’d want in your living room in the middle of the night.
JMK Shows is celebrating its 40th year in the antiques show management business. The very first show was staged in June 1972.
A visitor to G. West “Westy” Saltonstall’s office could be forgiven for thinking he had mistakenly stumbled into a small gallery of maritime Americana. While marine-oriented, Westy's esoteric nautical collection ranges from old cigar boxes to paintings to clocks and reflects his love of country, Old Ironsides and his Boston family heritage.
Depending on rarity, vintage sheet music is easy to collect, having been mass produced for the market for the better part of 200 years. Sandy Marrone, a collector for more than 30 years, is believed to have the largest private collection of sheet music in the world. Here she shares her tips on how...
Celebrating Audio Theater Old & New is planning a two-day event Oct. 12-13, 2012 to feature live audio dramas on stage, celebrity guests, informative panels and sales of popular-culture collectibles.
Advice from super collector and collecting club member Doris Mosier on how to avoid buying antique and vintage Griswold and Wagner cast iron cookware.
A reader/volunteer asks for ideas on how to boost traffic in the rural thrift store. Suggestions range from an appraisal event to silent auctions.
The 2012 Industry Directory is printed in Antique Trader magazine and list thousands of business names and their contact information, by category, making it a valued reference guide for thousands of collectors, dealers and enthusiasts to refer to again and again. These free listings are open to any company who does business...
DAYTON, Ohio — The Northeastern Spoon Collectors Guild (NSCG) announced that they will host the 2011 souvenir spoon convention in Dayton, Ohio, Sept. 14-17, 2011. This year’s event is themed “Spooners Fly High.” Dayton, known as the “Birthplace of Aviation,” is the home of the Wright Brothers Museum, The Air Museum at Wright-Patterson Airfield...