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.
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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.
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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. Read More +
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). Read More +
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. Read More +
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. Read More +
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. Read More +
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dealers at the 11th annual elegant and depression glass show held in Nashville, Tenn., July 17-18, were pleased with sales. Read More +
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 … Read More +