One reader learns how to clean out old stock by using eBay, while another wonders how California's AB 391 will affect antiques and collectibles shops.: "I read Antique Trader from cover to cover the day it arrives and love it! I would like to comment on the Behind the Gavel article on dead inventory...
Antique Trader readers get advice on how to remove rust from metal without damaging paint and share a problem with eBay's Buyers Protection program.
Enter your favorite antiques collecting story in the 4th annual Antique Trader Favorite Finds contest for a chance to win a $500 auction credit from Heritage Auctions! This year's runner-up entry will win a 10-volume reference library courtesy of Krause Publications. It's free to enter and every participant receives a free copy of the...
Antique Trader subscribers write to say a recent column on the probate system is offensive, warn collectors about fake Lincoln briefs, cheer a column on Hannes Bok and bemoan the lack of security in most university rare book archives.
Readers respond to a letter complaining about dealers who brag about lucrative margins, but refute claims dealers rip off customers when making a profit.
A reader raises issues with eBay and another questions Goodwill.com's shipping practices. Another reader wonders why some dealers brag about how little they spend on their inventory within earshot of their customers.
Imperial developed Candlewick in 1935. Hundreds of different items were made. Candlewick became the choice of many brides as their wedding crystal. I started collecting and writing in 1978 after discovering this beautiful crystal at garage sales. Eventually I learned that out of all the pieces produced, there was only one piece that had...
Letter to the Editor: Regarding the Antique Trader (page 14, March 2, 2011, edition) Yes, Barbara Andrews, the Greater Washington Area Historical Society of Washington, Mich., celebrates George Washington’s birthday every year.
"Your issue, Dec. 1., arrived yesterday. It brought to mind my experiences with men – "so called sportsmen" – when purchasing lures at two local auctions. It made me laugh for a day, week, month and several years later each time I see lures for sale."
I read with great interest the long letter from the “Antiques Roadshow” guest, giving his perspective on the experience.