Who knows the influence of a moment in time, one as fleeting as a snowflake and just as magical? Take Mark Bellomo. In 1978, he received a Star Wars Millennium Falcon as a Christmas present. A gift of unfathomable joy. Maybe it's no wonder Bellomo is now one of the world's leading toy experts.
The Marie Kondo “decluttering” craze has created a mini-crisis in the thrift industry and shaken the confidence of some collectors.
On Nov. 15, 2018, British artist David Hockney’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) sold for $90.3 million at Christie's.
Antique Trader magazine readers share their nostalgic memories about their first car and misunderstandings about chamber pots mistaken for soup tureens.
Do you have to be a character to collect character dolls? Not necessarily, but it doesn't hurt.
Use these housekeeping tips to live with your dog without sacrificing your antiques and collectibles.
A lot has changed since John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier wed on Sept. 12, 1953, but the idea of Kennedy's 'Camelot' remains intriguing to many. Here are six captivating items of Kennedy memorabilia...
Wonder Woman's wait to receive global appreciation and acknowledgement of the message she possesses is over. On the heels of the blockbuster film featuring the super heroine I chat with a couple experts and share my own insight about the influence and relevance of Wonder Woman.
Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton recently teamed up with numismatic experts, specifically Michael Fuljenz, whose expertise includes numismatic-related crimes, to provide valuable tips about collecting gold coins.
In a special Collector Feature, Antique Trader contributor Steve Evans discusses collectible belt buckles. This lesser-known collecting interest offers quite a few options for starting and forming a collection, and they are definitely on the more affordable end of the collecting spectrum.
Typewriters may be a thing of the past when it comes to business, but not when it comes to serious appreciation from collectors. In the latest 'Things We Love' column, Print Editor Karen Knapstein shares how the new Olivetti note cards demonstrate that fact.
In the latest Out and About column, Antoinette Rahn shares some of the delightful discoveries found during an unplanned visit to Monona, Wisconsin’s, booth 121, an Upcycled Specialty Store.
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.
The team of Antique Trader doesn't subscribe to the idea that there comes a time when we no longer can benefit from learning new things. In the Sept. 30, 2015 edition demonstrates the diversity of things there are to learn about and benefit from knowing.
Every day, in every way, there is knowledge to be gained through experience,s and insights gleaned from observing and examining different points of reference. In the Sept. 16, 2015 edition, readers will find a tremendous number of reference points.
Time is running short to submit stories for the 7th Annual Antique Trader Favorite Finds Contest, for a chance to win a $500 auction credit from contest sponsor, Heritage Auctions.
As a fellow member of the antiques and collectibles community, I know you dig deals. That's why it's imperative you check out the Friends & Family Summer Event at our bookstore.
The annual Antique Trader Favorite Finds issue is here, with the arrival of the Nov. 26, 2014 issue. The stories – submitted by readers from various regions of the U.S. — are captivating, inspiring, entertaining and informative. The Favorite Finds contest, sponsored by Heritage Auctions, results in an issue that also serves as a great reminder of the beauty of the world that surrounds us, especially those things that have been around for awhile. Plus, this special issue celebrates the joy and sense of community to be found among collectors.
Enjoy a special inside peek at the new book "The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures 1977-1985" in the latest Behind the Spine blog post.
The golden rule of collecting is pretty simple: Collect what you love. Isn't that why many of us get into this hobby/industry in the first place? Recently I was reminded that connecting with what resonates in me, through collecting, is a sound investment in self as well.
The Outdoor Channel premieres a new reality show (The Gunfather) on Oct. 1, about the day-to-day happenings of am East Coast-turned-Montana family specializing in custom firearms.