Postcards

Event group agrees to promote new Madison Bouckville Antiques Show

During an organizational meeting Nov. 17 of the Madison Bouckville Antique Dealers Association it was announced The Results Group, a Syracuse, NY based event marketing firm, has signed a multi-year agreement to lease the site of the former Madison Bouckville Antique Show. The Results Group will be promoting an antique festival as part of...

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...

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...

Negro league Leland Giants real photo postcard brings $22,137.50

Final prices are in today from Hake’s Americana & Collectibles sale No. 201 and the results are very impressive. Selling for $22,137.50 (including 15% Buyer’s Premium) is this rare 3 1/2 inch by 5 3/8 inch postcard depicting 12 players in uniform from the Leland Giants. Background: Frank Leland combined the “Chicago Unions” with...

Farmington, Conn., show changing locations, name

What was once the Farmington Antiques Weekend will now be the Harwinton Antiques & Design Weekend after owners Jenkins Management announced a new home for their long running Connecticut antiques show. The dates will remain the second full weekend in June and Labor Day weekend (June 11-12 & Sept. 3 & 4, 2011). Located...

Postcard reaches sender’s grandson after 95 years

A fascinating postcard story is making news worldwide this week. Consider this a different twist on the often-reported “the-post-office-finally-delivers” type story. The AP reports a postcard sent home by a Bosnian soldier in World War I finally reached his family after 95 years, thanks to an American collector, who bought it for $50 at...

Anniversary of PT Barnum’s 200th in Antique Trader

The May 5 edition of Antique Trader is filled with antique and collectible news and features. The main cover feature celebrates the 200th anniversary of P.T. Barnum’s birth. Circus enthusiasts are planning a year of celebrations and events to commemorate the occasion. CLICK HERE to read the Antique Trader cover feature on P.T. Barnum...

National Postcard Week is May 2-8, 2010

Unlike our counterparts across the pond, the United States has been largely unsuccessful in bringing together antiques enthusiasts for a common purpose. This is most likely due to the fact that the collecting areas available in this country are so broad and diverse, there’s little reason for train collectors to mingle with clock-work toy...