Postcards

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...

Antique Trader columns cover a wide variety of antiques

Tips on finding good antique furniture; Q & A’s on what your antiques and collectibles might be worth; antique dolls; art market analysis – you’ll find it all on www.antiquetrader.com. Here are some of our recent antiques, art, and collectibles columns: Furniture Detective: Avoiding phony mahogany Ask Antique Trader: Water cooler found at yard...

Big changes to Antique Trader

As all of our readers — be they collectors or dealers — have changed with the evolution of antiques trade, so have the publications that cover the hobby. Our goal has always been to create a resource that is valuable and useful for all types of buyers and sellers. For the last few months...

Share your ‘secrets to success’

A wonderful, thought-provoking letter crossed my desk the other morning. It was in response to last issue’s regional focus story on Affordable Antiques of Naperville, Ill. [CLICK HERE to read the full article.] The writer liked the article but felt it was missing a few key points that are working for his business. The...

New Antique Trader Sweepstakes Launched Feb. 1

I turned the calendar page this morning, which triggered a reminder for us to launch our February edition of the Antique Trader Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes. We’ve got a fantastic prize for the February sweepstakes. Something that I absolutely KNOW our postcard enthusiast readers are going to LOVE. What we’re giving away to the lucky...

Gearing up for another Antique Trader sweepstakes

The January contest to win a copy of Antiques Roadshow Behind the Scenes: An Insider’s Guide to PBS’s #1 Weekly Show by producer Marsha Bemko ends Jan. 31. Starting Feb. 1, enter the Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes to win a four-volume, hardback set of postcard books by Bodleian Library University of Oxford. Included in the...

More antiques article shortcuts

You won’t want to miss these antiques articles: NAA elects first woman vice president Strong demand seen for art pottery Postcard prices realized vary at auction Halloween sees 19th century vampire killing kit sell for $8,800 Fine prints by Picasso, Whistler, Baumann star in Sept. 24 auction New buyers of antique advertising added punch...

Everyone likes shortcuts

… especially if it’s a legitimate shortcut. So here are shortcuts to some of our latest antiques news articles and features: Man turns childhood home into classy antiques shop Talking Sports: A hobby is born during the Great Depression Ask Antique Trader: Unusual adjustable slag glass lamp a real find Don’t be a Duncan...

Halloween features: oldies but still goodies

Here are some classic Antique Trader Halloween features to help get you in the Halloween “spirit.” * Bite into Halloween postcards * Frankenstein in the Modern Era * Vintage Halloween postcards * The treats of trick-or-treat time * Postcards that go bump in the night * Spooky delights: Halloween collectibles * Economy may boost...

The end is near …

.. the end of the Antique Trader October Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes, that is. You have until Midnight Oct. 31 to enter for your chance to win Woodstock: Peace, Music & Memories. Make the most of the time that’s left: come back and enter once each day! Visit http://sweepstakes.antiquetrader.com (or click on the banner above)...