Historic Preservation

Antique whaling scrimshaw over at Antique Auction Forum

Martin Willis of Antique Auction Forum posted a valuable and fascinating article of his first-hand account of dealing in antique whaling scrimshaw. His blog is an excellent counterpart to his always expanding trove of 30-40 minute audio podcast interviews with the top names in antiques and collectibles. Martin writes: “For several years I assisted...

$25,000 reward for help recovering stolen Giaquinto antique fine art

Robert Wittman Inc. has asked Antique Trader for its help in recovering “Spring” and “Summer,” important oils by Corrado Giaquinto, which were stolen June 1, 1960 from a private home in Washington. A reward of up to $25,000 has been offered for information resulting in the recovery of these stolen works. Shown at left...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: Welcome to Reality TV in Detroit City

If you haven’t figured out by now, I’m fascinated with reality TV shows that feature buying and selling of art and antiques, from reluctant estate sellers, to hard core pawn brokers. Especially ones in Detroit, Michigan. This business is known to be tough, but running one in Detroit can be even tougher. So, I’m...

Antiques Roadshow Announces Six New 2011 Tour Cities

This summer, Antiques Roadshow will once again crisscross the country in search of new treasures for Season 16 of PBS’s most watched show.The 2011 Tour stops are: Eugene, Ore. …………. June 4, 2011El Paso, Texas ……….. June 18, 2011Minneapolis, Minn. ….. July 9, 2011Tulsa, Okla.  ………….   July 23, 2011Atlanta, Ga.……………. Aug. 6, 2011Pittsburgh, Pa. ……….. Aug....

Enter to win one of two American Pickers Season One DVD sets

Starting Jan. 1, we’re giving contestants of the Antique Trader Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes a chance to win one of two copies of American Pickers: The Complete Season 1 DVD set Join Frank and Mike on their cross-country adventures with your very own copy of the American Pickers: The Complete Season 1 three disc set....