A collection art and artifacts from the mid-20th century’s obsession with B-movies are some of the most unusual items Old Town Auctions has ever brought to auction. Its Nov. 18-20, 2011 sale features 200-250 lots from the collection of Bill George, the original editor of Femme Fatales magazine whose now-closed private museum in Baltimore was devoted to horror film and B-movie “scream queens.” Another featured collection consists of pressed-steel automotive toys amassed over many years. Read More +
Susan Johnson of Athens Ohio was selling the early baskets at a rapid rate along with a collection of pantry boxes on the opening day. SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – The Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market Extravaganza at the Clark County … Read More +
Weather again menaced Brimfield for this season’s final gathering September 6-11, 2011 with rain Tuesday and a storm Wednesday overnight called the hundred year rainfall by the weather reporters on TV and radio. The rain was so severe it saturated the field at Mays Antiques Market preventing dealers from driving onto the grounds for Thursday’s opening. The show did eventually open Friday with about half the dealers who were still in town ready to show and sell. Read More +
Stella Show Promotions filled Ohio Village, the State’s historical reproduction village, with The Country Living Fair for the fourth year at this site. Open for the weekend of September 16-18 the Friday attendance topped 10,000 which was typical of the tremendous draw this show has had for its six year history. Read More +
From its inception in 1998, the Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Faire has lived up to its mission to encourage people to buy and sell treasures from the past. Allen Michaan, the fair’s founder and president, recognized a great opportunity for a wide-ranging antiques event when the Alameda Naval Air Station closed in 1997. Read More +
A Killing in Antiques: A Lucy St. Elmo Antiques Mystery Mary Moody, Penguin Publishing, 320 pages, $6.99, 978-0-451234186 Available in both print and eBook editions The world of antiques and collectibles has always been fertile ground for mystery … Read More +
>Show reports, auction results and research >>Get Antique Trader delivered for just a $1 an issue! Enamel ware offered by Harry and Ginny’s Antiques, Brookhaven, N.Y. is primarily French. Photos courtesy Tom O’Hara. Don and Marta Orwig, Corunna, Ind. … Read More +
Attesting to the continued popularity of American folk art, this carved and painted folk art lion brought $1,622 at Litchfield County Auctions‘ July 20, 2011 sale in Litchfield, Conn. The finely detailed roaring, semi-crouched lion is from the 19th century … Read More +
This September Rock Island Auction Company is featuring The Putnam Green Collection Part II: an outstanding collection of rare, historic, and high condition U.S. and German Military arms. The collection has more than 100 unique firearms, uniforms and holsters such as the finest known historical U.S. DWM Model 1902 American Eagle cartridge counter Luger pistol (shown here), expected to sell for $50,000 to $90,000.
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A rare sicklebill curlew decoy made in Duxbury, Mass., by a craftsman whose identity is a matter of debate among veteran collectors, soared to $111,550 at a July 24-25, 2011 sale.
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