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Antique Trader Question of the Week: New, imported items

We at Antique Trader would like to know your opinion on the following: What do you think about antique dealers selling new items at shows that are imported from overseas? Send your replies to eric.bradley@fwmedia.com or Letters to the Editor, c/o Antique Trader, 700 E State St., Iola, WI 54990. Or, feel free to...

Anniversary of PT Barnum’s 200th in Antique Trader

The May 5 edition of Antique Trader is filled with antique and collectible news and features. The main cover feature celebrates the 200th anniversary of P.T. Barnum’s birth. Circus enthusiasts are planning a year of celebrations and events to commemorate the occasion. CLICK HERE to read the Antique Trader cover feature on P.T. Barnum...

Would YOU get into the antiques business again?

Question of the Week: If you could do it all over again, at what level would you get involved in the antiques business? Send your replies to eric.bradley@fwmedia.com or to Letters to the Editor, c/o Antique Trader, 700 E. State St., Iola, WI 54945. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ • Find us on Twitter HERE. • Find us...

Question of the Week: Antique opportunity regrets

This week’s Antique Trader Question of the Week: What is the one antique or collectible you regret passing up? Send your replies to eric.bradley@fwmedia.com or to Letters to the Editor, c/o Antique Trader, 700 E. State St., Iola, WI 54945. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ • Find us on Twitter HERE. • Find us on Facebook HERE.• Visit...

To restore, or not to restore?

While reading through the March 3 galleys, I was surprised to find that Restor-A-Finish has been around for 40 years. Four decades. Wow. Just think of all the pieces this product has touched. [CLICK HERE to read Restor-A-Finish relaunched for 40th anniversary] Notice I didn’t say “improved,” as I believe that word is subjective....

Question of the Week: Pay (more) to have and to hold?

This week’s Antique Trader Question of the Week: When you have to pay rental on a storage unit to keep your collections – whether they’re antiques or not – you have to consider that those costs are really investments into whatever it is you’re storing … making your stored items cost you more. Under...

Question of the Week: Favorite books?

Our antiques question of the week:What are some of your favorite antiques and collectibles reference books? Are all of them related to your own collections? Do you see yourself picking up an e-reader (such as Kindle) in the not-too-distant future? Send your replies to eric.bradley@fwmedia.com or to Letters to the Editor, c/o Antique Trader,...

What is a ‘merchandise hold,’ anyway?

Question of the Week: Under what circumstances are sellers required to ‘hold’ merchandise for customers? What are some of your ‘hold’ policies or experiences? Send your replies to eric.bradley@fwmedia.com or to Letters to the Editor, c/o Antique Trader, 700 E. State St., Iola, WI 54945. — Posted by Karen Knapstein ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ • Find us...