Kitchen Antiques

Madison-Bouckville Antiques Show Ending After 39 Years

MADISON, N.Y. – Jock Hengst, owner of the Madison-Bouckville Antiques Show, announced today he is ending the event’s 39-year run by selling the land to a farmer after a failed, five-year attempt to sell the business. Hengst told television station WSYR he finalized the sale of 90 acres of land to White Eagle Farms...

Reinvention a key to antiques business survival

Leave it to Wayne Jordan to cover thousands of dealers and find the one who is reinventing her business with her customer in mind. Jordan’s coverage of the great Hillsville, Va., antique flea and gun show has a nice interview with K.C. and Cheryl Jones, owners of Cabin in the Woods Early Primitives. As...

Worthpoint marks 10,000 subscribers

This week, Worthpoint announced the number of paid subscribers has topped 10,000, a major milestone in the company’s newly relaunched business plan. The site was started in 2007 by collector/dealer/business guru Will Seippel. In 2008, the company purchased GoAntiques.com, one of the first antiques and collectibles buy/sell sites on the web. “It’s quite a...

Victorian spooners on display at Texas A&M

BRYAN, Texas –A new exhibit, “Victorian Era Spooners from the Peggy Wilkinson Collection,” will run from Sept. 24-Nov. 6 at the MSC Forsyth Center Galleries. An important part of the Victorian table, spooners – or spoonholders – served a symbolic function for 19th century society. By prominently displaying her spoons, the lady of the...

Price reflects rarity of Herman and Katnip cookie jar

On May 27, 2010, in Hake’s Americana‘s 200th sale, this 10- by 11- by 6 3/4-inch deep glazed ceramic figural cookie jar by American Bisque Co. from about the early 1960s, sold for $10,143.67, including 15 percent buyer’s premium. The cookie jar depicts Harvey Cartoons characters Katnip hunkered down while Herman the mouse stands atop...

RWCS sponsors latest Antique Trader sweepstakes

We’ve been very busy working up new ways for readers to interact with fellow collectors and collections. One project in particular is a great opportunity for lovers of Red Wing stoneware and art pottery ceramics. Antique Trader is teaming up with the Red Wing Collectors Society to bring you a whopper for our monthly,...

Blue & White Pottery Club to convene in June

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The Blue & White Pottery Club was founded in 1981 by a handful of Blue & White Stoneware pottery enthusiasts and collectors, principally in the Midwest. The Blue & White pottery interests include Blue & White, Uhl, Blue & Gray (Utica/Flemish), Sleepy Eye, Spongeware, Red Wing, and other stoneware. The...

Antique Trader has two cover features this week

The first feature we have is on funky and functional vintage aprons. A trendy sensation: Vintage aprons inspire a generation by Geets Vincent. The second is on vintage magazines and the political cartoons therein, which are just as relevant today as they were 70+ years ago. Political cartoons predict the future by Suzanne Meredith....