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Deadline looming for 2018 Favorite Finds Contest

IOLA, Wis. — Antique Trader, the national antiques publication delivering news, commentary and advertising for the antiques market, is currently accepting entries for its 2018 Favorite Finds Contest. Entries eligible for inclusion in the 2018 contest will be accepted through midnight September 30, 2018. Contest sponsors include Heritage Auctions, Ruby Lane, and Schiek’s Antique Digger.

“We’re really excited about this year’s contest,” says Antique Trader Editor Karen Knapstein. “We’re thrilled to be able to announce that we’ve rounded up the most valuable batch of prizes to date.”

The 2018 Favorite Finds contest prizes are: 

The Grand Prize winner will receive a $500 auction credit from returning contest sponsor Heritage Auctions. The Grand Prize winner will also receive a selection of furniture care and restoration products from long-time Antique Trader supporter Howard's Products valued at $75. The prize package includes handy products including Howard’s Restor-A-Finish, Butcher Block Conditioner, Leather Conditioner, and Stainless Steel Cleaner.

The Runner Up will receive a $150 credit from online marketplace Ruby Lane. Ruby Lane, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018, offers more than a half million antique and vintage items for sale on any given day.

The Runner Up will also receive a prize package from Schiek’s Antique Digger, including a beautifully restored Sheaffer pastel blue fountain pen and pencil set in case, as well as a (NOS) bottle of ink and a classy new Namiki leather pouch! In all, the Antique Digger ponied up prizes worth over $300 (retail).

The 2018 Favorite Finds Contest is all about collectors and their stories. Perhaps it’s a story told many times over about a treasure picked and flipped. Or maybe it’s a new discovery a collector can’t wait to share with those who will surely appreciate it. The Favorite Finds contest is the perfect vehicle to share your story with an enthralled audience.

A return to the beginning

Knapstein continues, “The Nostalgic Treasures contests over the last couple years have been very well received. Most of the stories hit us right in the ‘feels.’ But this year we want to intermingle stories about the thrill of the chase with the wistful and heartfelt accounts. We want readers to feel like they’re on a roller-coaster when they’re reading this very special issue.

“The judges are going to be more at odds than ever when it comes to choosing the winners. And that’s a good thing!” Knapstein predicts.

Everyone who submits an entry, regardless of whether or not they are Antique Trader subscribers, will receive a complimentary copy of the 2018 Favorite Finds edition.

Learn more about the Favorite Finds contest

Read the full contest rules here.

Send contest entries to 2018 Favorite Finds Contest, C/O Antique Trader, 5225 Joerns Dr., Suite 2, Stevens Point, WI 54481 or to We encourage you to include a photo of your 'favorite find.' Include “2018 Favorite Finds Contest Entry” in the subject line if emailing. Contest entries must be received before midnight September 30, 2018.

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