Question of the Week

Question of the Week: When & how do you research?

Question of the Week: Do you research your antiques and collectibles before or after you buy them? If so, how do you research them? Send your replies to eric.bradley@fwmedia.com or to Letters to the Editor, c/o Antique Trader, 700 E. State St., Iola, WI 54945. Or post a message here on the Antique Trader...

Question of the Week: Is a new look necessary?

Question of the Week: As a shop owner, do you think it is important to rearrange your merchandise on a regular basis? Send your replies to eric.bradley@fwmedia.com or to Letters to the Editor, c/o Antique Trader, 700 E. State St., Iola, WI 54945. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ • Find us on Twitter HERE. • Find us on...

Question of the Week: Used gifts?

This week’s Antique Trader question of the week … what do you think? Do you think it is tasteful and appropriate to give an antique or collectible as a gift or does the holiday season encourage you to purchase new items? Send your replies to eric.bradley@fwmedia.com or to Letters to the Editor, c/o Antique...

Question of the Week: What holds you back?

Many auction houses have an online bidding component that allows you to participate no matter where you live, opening the possibility of purchasing antiques and collectibles that otherwise might not be available in your region. Have you ever taken advantage of an auction house’s online bidding opportunity? If not, what reservations do you have...

From the Editor: The collector’s quandary

There are several methods to liquidate a collection, ranging from an auction to an estate sale to selling to another collector. One method that’s come up recently in two high-profile cases involves the role of museums. K*B Toys co-founder Donald Kaufman and his wife, Sally, who assembled what will forever be known as the...

Question of the Week: Your predictions for the holidays?

Question of the Week: What is your prediction on how this year’s holiday shopping season will go? Send your replies to eric.bradley@fwmedia.com or to Letters to the Editor, c/o Antique Trader, 700 E. State St., Iola, WI 54945. Or you can post a reply HERE on the Antique Trader message boards. Personally, I’m going...

Question of the Week: What’s your motivation?

The Antique Trader Question of the Week: Given all the methods of buying antiques, do you attend live auctions for low prices or to enjoy the camaraderie, goodwill and rapport of your fellow collectors and auctioneer? Send your replies to eric.bradley@fwmedia.com or to Letters to the Editor, c/o Antique Trader, 700 E. State St.,...

Question of the Week: Weird collections

In this week’s Editor’s Note, I wrote about off-beat collections such those offered by Dan Morphy at his upcoming Oct. 8-10 auction. I have known Dan for years and he is a consummate professional who is deeply passionate and driven to learn more about about high-quality antiques and collectibles. He, too, is drawn to...

Question of the Week: Is more federal regulation needed?

Antique Trader Question of the Week: Do you think increased Federal regulation is needed for the segment of the antiques market that deals in Native American artifacts? Send your replies to eric.bradley@fwmedia.com or to Letters to the Editor, c/o Antique Trader, 700 E. State St., Iola, WI 54945. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ • Find us on Twitter...