With warmer temps comes the urge for summertime cleaning. As we go through our houses and apartments tidying up or perhaps making room for new old treasures, inevitably, we uncover and rediscover things stashed away. We tend to hold on to things thinking we will need them in the future, or...
NOKOMIS, Ill. – A new company has been formed to mark and identify petroliana, automobilia and antique advertising items as a means for ensuring their originality and authenticity. It’s The Authentication Company, LLC and it specializes in marking original period-correct items, to include signs, globes, cans, metal thermometers, displays and various...
In this Ask the Experts inquiry, Dr. Anthony J. Cavo fields a reader's question regarding what was thought to be a cream can. Cavo not only discussed the difference between cream can and milk can, he provided regional history of the can's origins.
For years the general store served as the place to connect with the community and purchase day-to-day necessities. Here are six fantastic examples of general store collectibles....
There are many ways to celebrate fun and funky holidays, like International Chocolate Day. We took a look at ways to incorporate chocolate into a collection or home decor.
A joint auction slated for Dec. 2-3, featuring an array of vintage toys, banks, advertising items and memorabilia marks the first of a unique collaboration.
A vintage Buckeye Stages System bus depot sign topped $50,000 during the Oct. 7-9 auction presented by Showtime Auction Service.
One of the leading lots in Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates' 978-lot Variety Auction, held Aug. 27, was a seldom-seen Chief Big Moon cast-iron bank.
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.
Islander Trading Post, located on Sanibel Island, is more than one of the businesses of this vacation destination, it's an eclectic haven for collectors. Learn more about this seaside shop in the latest Knowing Your Business column.