The recent death of Walt Johnson, founder of Collectors' Extravaganza, 87, marked the loss of a pioneer of the antiques show community; but his legacy lives on.
The summer of 2011 marked 40 years in business for Banowetz Antiques of Maquoketa, Iowa, which is entering a new phase and is planning a grand re-opening in 2012.
Antiques in January may belong in New York, but March is an important month for antiques in the Midwest. Everything from folk art, quality advertising and top collectibles are on display (and for sale) in many major cities from Cedar Falls to Indianapolis.
Lois Travis of Storm Lake, Iowa, began her illustrious collecting journey with Christmas seals at the age of 10. Now, after spending more than 70 years amassing collection after collection, 91-year-old Lois has decided it’s time to scale down and send many of her cherished finds to new homes. A three-day no-reserve auction, Nov....