Sometimes the discovery of a collecting interest comes as a surprise. Case in point a recent letter from an Antique Trader reader and our newest postcard penpal.
Ask any number of people with an appreciation for antiques and collectibles how they came to love items of the past and it's a good bet many will credit another person with serving as the influence.
A small trench art ammunition shell serves as more than a collectible to admire for Daniel Boehmke. The shell is a commemorative piece related to the sinking of the ship Boehmke's father served on during World War I.
One of the most valuable pieces of collecting advice (besides collect what you love) is: If an item grabs your attention, pick it up before it's gone. Such was the case for Trader subscriber Lynn Weitz, who shares the tale of missing Superman's call.
The memories of special holidays of the past often fill the minds of many this time of the year. In a recent letter, Antique Trader subscriber Sandy Erdman shared one of her favorite stories of holiday memories, involving her husband and sister-in-law.
During a recent antiquing excursion, a friend of Antique Trader's came across a fascinating item, a old yardstick. The new 'find' is focus of historic research.
Ever wonder if your opinion counts, or if your interests or thoughts matter? When it comes to antiques and Antique Trader magazine, the answer is an emphatic 'Yes!' See for yourself how your voice can be heard through Antique Trader.
One collector shares a couple of his collectible forks, while another reader provides clarification on the history of Raggedy Ann and Andy.
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...