As part of Antique Trader’s mission to introduce collecting to a younger audience, we offer you the second installment of Frank Farmer Loomis’ popular book “Secrets to Affordable Antiques: How To Buy More For Less!” (Krause Publications, 2004). This exclusive series will run for the next several issues, as well as appear on www.AntiqueTrader.com.
Custard glass came on the American scene in the 1890s, more than a decade after similar colors were made in Europe and England. Its distinctive colors and hand-painted decoration help this Victorian glass find a new audience.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Highlighted by several one-of-a-kind pieces, as well as spittoons, plates, red and aqua opal, Seeck Auctions’ Oct. 2 sale was the largest grossing carnival glass auction in history, bringing a total of more than $677,000.
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Besides acres of quality and diversity, dealers and shoppers found perfect weather for the Springfield Antiques Show & Flea Market, Sept. 17-19 although there was a big storm that blew through Sept. 16 when the dealers were in line (and selling to early bird shoppers).
CORNING, N.Y. – When East met West in the courts and trade centers of the 13th century, a fruitful international exchange was born and lasted through several centuries.
WICHITA, Kan. – A pair of premier collections – the Steve and Gloria Zak collection and the estate of Louise Hefling – will be sold without reserve (everything goes, regardless of price) at an auction scheduled for Sept. 10-11 in the 4H Hall of the Sedgwick County Extension Center in Wichita.
MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. — On Saturday, June 26, 2010, Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates conducted its semiannual cataloged auction of Americana, Fine Antiques & Decorative Arts. The 567-lot auction began at 9:30 a.m. ET and concluded in just under five hours.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dealers at the 11th annual elegant and depression glass show held in Nashville, Tenn., July 17-18, were pleased with sales.
My eyes just about bugged out of my head. Glancing through a mail order catalog recently there they were: More than four pages worth of “vintage charm for your home.” A major national catalog retailer has picked up a line of reproduction “Depression-era glassware” and has it on sale for just a few bucks....