What drives collecting among the wealthy: fully half in a recent survey said the item they valued the most in their collection was because of personal sentimental value. Learn more about how the wealthy collect and why most intend to increase what they spend on valuable antiques and collectibles in 2012. Read More +
A Boston casting company is seeking professional antiques buyers and sellers for a new show from the producers of PBSs’ “Antiques Roadshow.” The goal: better than amateur-weekend-flea market hobbyists – those who really know their stuff. Read More +
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. Read More +
Imperial developed Candlewick in 1935. Hundreds of different items were made. Candlewick became the choice of many brides as their wedding crystal. I started collecting and writing in 1978 after discovering this beautiful crystal at garage sales. Eventually I learned that out of all the pieces produced, there was only one piece that had the Imperial logo impressed in the crystal. Researching it was no help. I could not learn how many were produced, when, or why.
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Letter to the Editor: Regarding the Antique Trader (page 14, March 2, 2011, edition) Yes, Barbara Andrews, the Greater Washington Area Historical Society of Washington, Mich., celebrates George Washington’s birthday every year.
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I read with great interest the long letter from the “Antiques Roadshow” guest, giving his perspective on the experience.
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Although there will forever be those who wish their “Antiques Roadshow” experience could have gone differently, we all still think of the show as the grande dame of antiques television. I hold a special respect for the show that has … Read More +
We think this is an important message so we want to share it here on the Antique Trader blog (as well as in the print magazine). We recently received this letter from a reader regarding their subscription of Antique Trader … Read More +
The weather has turned warm (yes, sometimes too warm), and the summer show season is in full swing, which prompts this week’s Question of the Week: What are some of the items you specifically seek at outdoor shows? Garden furniture? … Read More +
Love ‘em or loathe ‘em, they are a mainstay of collecting – crowded, jam-packed antique shops full of finds (some pleasant, some not). Let’s hear it: Do crowded, packed antique stores encourage you to hunt for what you want or … Read More +