January 9, 2013; 56 pages
Valuable insights for online jewelry sellers by Kathy Flood
Readers’ Letters; Bottle Treasures Uncorked: “What’s my bottle worth?” by Michael Polak; Behind the Gavel: Dealers: Don’t give up on email marketing by Wayne Jordan; Knowing Your Business: Tophatter by Antoinette Rahn; 2013 Antiques & Collectibles Trade Directory; LiveAuctioneers adds advanced analytics to online bidder registration process; Dead Sea Scrolls available for online viewing; Beton Indian Story by Robert Rentzer.
January 23, 2013; 56 pages
Fun & Games with Coca-Cola by Allan Petretti
Picker’s List; Ask Antique Trader: Fan back chair based on 19th century design by Fred Taylor; Behind the Gavel: Business Dos and Don’ts for 2013 by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Water damage by Fred Taylor; Knowing Your Business: The Heirloom Registry by Antoinette Rahn; Stolen Matisse painting recovered in UK; iGavel founder Lark Mason makes 2013 collecting trend predictions; PEZ dispensers by Rebekka Schlichting; Industry mourns passing of Earlean S. Bowen, ‘The Antiques Lady,’ 95; Furniture results show signs of market rebound; Daguerreotype of lensman earns $17,550; Landesio’s ‘Sunlit Corridor’ earns $24K; ‘Roadshow’ announces 2013 schedule; M.L. King sculpture fetches $14,760; SOLD! L.C. Tiffany collection; Thief swipes parts from 1939 Maxim fire truck; Museum returning likely looted jug to Italy; Evans appoints Fenichell VP; Vatican City now accepting cash only; Orbe joins Morphy; Corning Museum of Glass acquires antiquities; V&M merges with Deconet to form Global Design firm.
February 6, 2013; 56 pages
Exquisite Exports: Chinese export silver by Melody Amsel-Arielli
Readers’ Letters; Furniture Detective: Furniture lexicon clouded by misnomers by Fred Taylor; Behind the Gavel: Automating the hunt for inventory by Wayne Jordan; Special Report: 2012 in Review – Auction results indicating signs of recovery by Antoinette Rahn; Goldin presents check for Red Cross Disaster relief; PSA/DNA reports 10 Most Dangerous Autographs for 2012; Antiquarian Society show offers antiques in friendly, welcoming venue by Karen Knapstein.
February 20, 2013; 56 pages
Glorious Gouda Pottery by Antoinette Rahn
Readers’ Letters; Furniture Detective: Brass hardware aids in deciding furniture age by Fred Taylor; Behind the Gavel: Hanging out your shingle on the Web swells bidder pools with active buyers by Wayne Jordan; Art Markets: Alexander Calder contrives art in motion by Mary Manion; Rare Lincoln biopic resurfaces after 88 years; Ohio firm offers free appraisal clinics; Poll data shows growing number of younger buyers; Two sentenced in Fla. in stolen Matisse case; Spanish police seize plundered vase; Metcalf painting reported stolen; Retired Detroit postal worker earns $97,400 from comic book sales; Hippodrome clockwork toy carts off $69K; Stieglitz 1892 photogravure ‘The Terminal’ strides to $82,600; 18-karat dragon bangle scares up $5,700; 10 Things You Didn’t Know: Advertising Cookie Jars.
March 6, 2013; 56 pages
Collector plates serving up collector appeal by Chriss Swaney
Readers’ Letters; Picker’s List; Behind the Gavel: Finding a cost/services balance that pays off by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Write the ad right: Sell the piece by Fred Taylor; Trial starts in antique dealer death; Fleisher directs 47th edition of “Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles;” Corning Museum appoints Dr. Audrey Whitty as curator of European Glass; Stella beats Sandy at NYC Pier Show by Tom O’Hara.
March 20, 2013; 56 pages
Paging through history (Book Collecting) by Karen Knapstein
Readers’ Letters; Ask the Experts: Crack shatters most of vase’s value by Dr. G. Marchelos; Behind the Gavel: Clearing inventory with unique solutions by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Eclectic Aesthetic style bridges Victorian and Arts & Crafts by Fred Taylor; The Buck Stops Here: Finding employees with integrity and passion is a challenge; Speaking of Dolls: Recognizing the beauty of a good name by Sherry Minton; Exclusive Interview: Fleisher ushering ‘Warman’s’ into the modern era; Oldsmobile ‘Rocket’ sign blasts off to $6,050; Picasso greeting sets autographed postcard record; Guilty verdict in slaying of Mich. Antiques dealer; WICA members publish new ironstone guide; Benedict Arnold mural finds new home in NY Military Museum; 10 Things You Didn’t Know: Vintage Telephones by Antoinette Rahn.
April 3, 2013; 64 pages
Countdown to Brimfield by Antoinette Rahn & Karen Knapstein
Picker’s List; Ask the Experts: Finding US Zone jewelry is easier online by Dr. A. Cavo; Behind the Gavel: Connecting with Millennials on their level brings a new ‘buzz’ to your business by Wayne Jordan; Lessons from a Lampmaster: Exploring the emergence of leaded glass lamps by Joseph Porcelli; Furniture Detective: Revivalist furniture styles reflect progressive spirit of 19th century by Fred Taylor; Boxes – Storing in style by Donald-Brian Johnson; Music City antique events by Tom O’Hara; Japanese prints and ivories; Museum launches Canadian artists exhibit.
April 17, 2013; 64 pages
Bottle Picking in Paradise by Michael Polak
Picker’s List; Ask the Experts: Kabuki parachute could pull out $350 by Dr. G. Marchelos; Behind the Gavel: Relative Pricing: Market dictates worth by Wayne Jordan; Art Markets: Drama unfolds in Martin Lewis etchings by Mary Manion; Knowing Your Business: Siemers Rafter Room by Antoinette Rahn; Clars Auctions expands to Pacific NW; Mattel’s Ge-tars by Steve Evans; ‘Common’ bitters bottle caps off sale at $46K; Online bottle auction knocks back $156,720; Online auction house raises $20.2M for global expansion; New world record set for Schleeter; 19th century inlaid cabinet tops $39K; ‘King Kong’ poster climbs to $18K; US Antique Shows acquires Miami National show; New discoveries revealed at Stretch Glass convention; Hansen joins Kaminski as West Coast rep; Painting identified as Rembrandt self-portrait; Rescued from tag sale fate, Victorian silver centerpiece earns $32,500.
May 1, 2013; 56 pages
National Postcard Week by Barbara Andrews
Readers’ Letters; Picker’s List; Ask the Experts: Ross ‘Sacred Heart’ could draw up $1,200 by Dr. A. Cavo; Behind the Gavel: Proper product pricing has nothing to do with ‘fair value’ by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Managing organic threats to furniture by Fred Taylor; This grandpa shows no sign of winding down after turning vinyl for 60 years by Antoinette Rahn; As protesters jeer, Hopi masks sell in Paris; Man guilty in rhino smuggling case; Auction house launches online-only art sales; Ex-museum official indicted; Smithsonian beginning rolling gallery closures; Occupied Japan group announces new leadership; Book Review: Japanned ware volume long overdue by R.M. Healey; 10 Things You Didn’t Know: Vintage Postcards by Antoinette Rahn.
May 15, 2013; 56 pages
Lovely Lornita Painted Milk Glass by James Measell
Readers’ Letters; Picker’s List; Ask the Experts: Hellen Keller painting; bronze plaque by Dr. G. Marchelos; Behind the Gavel: The online tax debate by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Tempering furniture advice with gut instinct by Fred Taylor; New discoveries revealed at Red Wing society’s MidWinter GetTogether; Smithsonian limits closures; Herman Miller chairs seat $1,845; Brilliant cut glass pitcher earns $75K; Strand of pearls by Tiffany fetches $143,750; Rock crystal vase: $12,000; Jewelry Camp changes venues; Asia Week tallies up $175M; 10 Things You Didn’t Know: Gone With the Wind by Antoinette Rahn.
May 29, 2013; 56 pages
Late Qing Dynasty antiques by Melody Amsel-Arieli
Readers’ Letters; Ask the Experts: Rosary case by Dr. A. Cavo; Behind the Gavel: There are some things only a balance sheet can tell you by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Unraveling the mysteries of wicker furniture by Fred Taylor; The glass and ceramics of Georges Briard by Donald-Brian Johnson; Comparing good Lalique to great Lalique; Opening time change pays off at Scott Antique Markets by Tom O’Hara; ‘Dwarf’ clock chimes up $41,000; Rococo parlor suite tops $24K; Corset display box squeezes out $17K; Fountain sculpture could earn $40K; ‘Roadshow’ appraiser spots million-dollar painting; 80-year-old buckskin returns to tribal museum; 10 Things You Didn’t Know: Gothic Literature by Antoinette Rahn.
June 12, 2013; 56 pages
80th Anniversary of the Drive-In by Jamie Brotherton
Picker’s List; Ask the Experts: Evaluation of a vintage teddy bear by Dr. G. Marchelos; Behind the Gavel: Adding profit centers levels out the ups and downs by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Fine furniture made in the Windy City by Fred Taylor; Online auctioneer teams up with world’s largest fine timepiece marketplace; Apple 1 computer tops $600K; Mark Bellomo discusses the toy market; Vintage movie posters as an investment by Noah Fleisher; Top Lot: Chinese Starry Mountain carves out $65,520; ‘Detective Comics’ climbs to $567K; Modern art captivates at Cowan’s; Lapidary shines at Bonhams; ‘Action Comics’ No. 1 found, used as ceiling insulation; New Orleans Antiques Forum exploring exoticism.
June 26, 2013; 56 pages
Clamoring for Kitchenwares by Chriss Swaney
Readers’ Letters; Picker’s List; Ask the Experts: Curbside glass piece may be worth $175 by Dr. A. Cavo; Furniture Detective: Chair identification, table restoration by Fred Taylor; Behind the Gavel: Forecasting shop scenarios using Excel tools by Wayne Jordan; Art Markets: Exploring the Dark Arts by Mary Manion; Convention capped off with $340,000 perfume bottle auction; Yard Sale Expo on hiatus; PSA authenticator featured on ‘Pawn Stars;’ Firearms auction tallies $12.5M; ‘Swamp Dogs #2’ fetches $11,992; Calder painting earns $114K; 1950s floor lamp lights up $15,930; Captain Kangaroo bear costume dances to $207,019; Antique Trader launches digital subscription.
July 10, 2013; 64 pages
Colonial India antiques & art by Melody Amsel-Arieli
2013 Favorite Finds Launches; Ask the Experts: Prized painting may be worth $4,000 by Dr. G. Marchelos; Behind the Gavel: Collection inventory answers by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Finding the ‘ground truth’ by Fred Taylor; The Buck Stops Here: Finding new friends, and keeping the old by Melanie C. Thomas; Gene Autry guitars by Steve Evans; Amish quilts earning respect as art; Indy Ad Show attendance up 33 percent over last year; ‘Casablanca’ six-sheet poster earns $107,550; WWII ship recognition models sail to $31,250; HOF ring polishes off $88K; Stolen Civil War sword returned; Bottled message delivered 100 years later; 2013 Favorite Finds Contest Rules; Picasso seized by U.S. authorities; 10 Things You Didn’t Know: Rocks, Gems & Minerals by Antoinette Rahn
July 24, 2013; 56 pages
The Art of Science – Botanical Prints by Melody Amsel-Arieli
Readers’ Letters; Picker’s List; Ask the Experts: Folk art pig may be worth up to $800 by Dr. A. Cavo; Behind the Gavel: Capturing potential buyers’ interest in the blink of an eye by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Furniture identification resource recommendations by Fred Taylor; Bottle Treasures Uncorked: Buried treasures unearthed in Tonopah by Michael Polak; Hot Wheels changing lives by Karen Knapstein; Puss N Boots Fortune-Teller rakes in $21K; Nakashima table polishes off $10,000; Judge called on to settle artifact case; Blind prodigy’s flute plays to the tune of $14K; Col. Sanders suit earns $21K.
August 7, 2013; 56 pages
Fanciful Function – Upcycling by Antoinette Rahn
Readers’ Letters; Ask the Experts: WWI U-Boat plaque carries $500 value by Dr. G. Marchelos; Lessons from the Lampmaster: Determining quality stained glass by Joseph Porcelli; Behind the Gavel: The power of nostalgia by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: If it’s not ‘Empire,’ what is it? by Fred Taylor; Stained glass repair in S.D. Capitol building; Cameron Clay Products by Rex Butler; Marklin battleship steams to $64K; Firearms event posts $4.1M in sales; Shadowbox rescued from trash could be worth $150,000; Homer Laughlin settles suit; Sand art bottle caps off $22K.
August 21, 2013; 56 pages
Greentown Pressed Glass by James Measell
Readers’ Letters; Ask the Experts by Dr. Anthony J. Cavo; Behind the Gavel: Has eBay lost its auction edge? by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Furniture questions answered by Fred Taylor; ’Tiquing on a Tankful: Galena, Ill., by Karen Knapstein; Georgia antiques dealer named VIP Woman of the Year; UK government blocking Kelly Clarkson from removing Jane Austen ring; Sioux horse parade mask carries off $27,000; Russian icon inspires bidders to $19K.
September 4, 2013; 56 pages
Breathtaking Bronze by Donald-Brian Johnson
Readers’ Letters; Picker’s List; Ask The Experts by Dr. G. Marchelos; Furniture Detective: Removing smoke odor from wood furniture by Fred Taylor; Behind the Gavel: Making the best of online business reviews by Wayne Jordan; Art Markets: Patti Smith earning acclaim as visual artist by Mary Manion; Collectibles Extravaganza founder Walt Johnson passes; St. Drake Bitters bottle in rare color caps off $37,950; Half-tester youth-size bed tucks away $29,000; County says it won’t collect tax if Detroit Art Institute art is sold; 10 Things You Didn’t Know: Wildfowl Decoys by Antoinette Rahn.
September 18, 2013; 56 pages
Antiquities Preservation by Melody Amsel-Arieli
Readers’ Letters; Ask the Experts: Chinese vases may be Qing Dynasty treasures by Dr. A. Cavo; Behind the Gavel: Shop practices may keep customers from returning by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Social practices give rise to new furniture by Fred Taylor; Sheri Mason joins Kaminski; Morphy brings in Yeager as toy expert; Quilt ‘Cover Up’ in Virginia; Iconic guide to antiques and collectibles reaches milestone 30th; Duo of Julia sales records impressive results.
October 2, 2013; 64 pages
Tuning in to Transistor Radios by Michael Jack
Readers’ Letters; Picker’s List; Ask the Experts: Cast iron garden décor may be worth $350 by Dr. G. Marchelos; Behind the Gavel: Rubbish Theory: Valuing our objects by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Heed the provenance, but listen to the antique by Fred Taylor; Knowing Your Business: Mendenhall School of Auctioneering by Antoinette Rahn; Special Feature: Stained glass by Debra Tobin; 8-gallon crock earns $4,200 at Red Wing Collectors Society convention auction; California’s ‘secondhand bill’ passes; Prussian silver lidded punch bowl polishes off $7,995; Sold: Cast iron mechanical and still banks; VCA opening ‘buy-it-now’ store; Beet-form sugar shaker impresses bidders to $3,335.
October 16, 2013; 56 pages
Finding English pattern glass in the U.S. by James Measell
Readers’ Letters; Ask the Experts: Estate sale lamp is valued at $700 by Dr. Anthony J. Cavo; Behind the Gavel: Follow the supply-demand price triangle by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Watching out for fake finishes by Fred Taylor; Art Markets: German immigrant Max Schroeder by Mary Manion; Zooming in on telescopes; Barn-found Mary Pickford film restored; Bidders drive 1541 English Bible to $9,500; ‘American Pickers’ filming in Va.; Former Gettysburg curator joins firm as firearms/militaria consultant; Bidders ‘go ballistic’ over Exploding Trench toy.
October 30, 2013; 56 pages
Haunted tools by Christopher Balzano and Tim Weisberg
Readers’ Letters; Picker’s List; Ask the Experts: Painting may be worth ‘thousands’ by Dr. G. Marchelos; Behind the Gavel: Addressing the uncertainty of online trading by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: How to free a stuck tambour by Fred Taylor; Buck Stops Here: Importance of Gettysburg’s history is lost on many by Melanie C. Thomas; SOLD! Designer jewelry; Beaded Kiowa cradleboard settles at $103,500; 1933 Roadster speeds to $700K; Krause releases Martin Codina’s ‘Liquidating an Estate’; Historical society marks Armory Show’s 100th anniversary with special exhibit.
November 13, 2013; 72 pages
5th Annual Favorite Finds Contest. And the winner is ...
November 27, 2013; 56 pages
Australian gems & minerals by Melody Amsel-Arieli
Readers’ Letters; Picker’s List; Ask the Experts: Interesting side chair could be valued at $500 by Dr. A. Cavo; Behind the Gavel: Are buyer’s premiums really necessary? by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Companies survived the Depression with novelty furniture by Fred Taylor; Bottle Treasures Uncorked: Figural bottles by Michael Polak; Top Lot: Frankenstein lobby card; Bids end at $3,600 for Bicentennial Colt revolver set; New Ohio museum draws comic book fans; Man pleads guilty in U.S. rhino horns case; 60-inch Chinese pearl necklace strings up $11,000.
December 11, 2013; 56 pages
Clamoring for Coin-Ops by Pamela Y. Wiggins
Picker’s List; Ask the Experts: Florist’s sign could be worth up to $1,200 by Dr. G. Marchelos; Behind the Gavel: Important points to know before consigning by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Non-Victrola phonographs by Fred Taylor; De-mystifying American firemarks by Robert M. Shea; Important Missouri coin collection began with a penny; More works revealed in German art hoard; Pepsin gum dispenser serves up small fortune at $57,000; Top Lot: “Antique Shop Accident,” $74,500; Comic art tops $114K, leading Hake’s most successful sale ever; Chinese bronze jeweled vase climbs to $52K; Artfact becomes ‘Invaluable’; In Memoriam: Philanthropist Diane Disney Miller, 79; Glimpse of Marburger by Eric Bradley; Man who sold fake Chihuly glass sentenced to five months.
December 25, 2013; 56 pages
Classic Toys by Antoinette Rahn
Readers’ Letters; Picker’s List; Ask the Experts: Even incomplete marks can help aid in identification by Dr. Anthony Cavo; Behind the Gavel: QR codes can help build mall sales by Wayne Jordan; Furniture Detective: Glider rocker is valued at $300 by Fred Taylor; Lessons from a Lampmaster: Leaded glass lamp anatomy by Joseph Porcelli; Record-setting Pier Show attendance; Demystifying American fire marks by Robert M. Shea; Traditional vintage kugels by Karen Knapstein; Petroliana specialist joins Morphy; Horn armchair seats $10,147; Art expert testifies Fawcett portrait worth $12 million; Gettysburg cannon earns $86K; Initial offerings from Thompson Pedigree collection fetch $835K.