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Antique Trader

Antique Trader

December 18, 2019

Whether you're looking for a trusted place to bid in auctions, buy or sell, Antique Trader is the top resource to find online auction sites, auction houses, and expert advice about antique furniture, jewelry and collectibles. Thousands of antiques and collectibles are for sale in each issue as well as hard to find items to buy, sell, or trade. Antique Trader also contains the most current and comprehensive information on antique shows and stores and earns best-selling honors year after year by providing precise descriptions and current pricing.

United States
Active Interest Media
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24 Issues


1 min.
antique trader

GENERAL MANAGER Peter Miller GROUP PUBLISHER Ray Chelstowski PUBLISHER Corinne Zielke EDITORS Paul Kennedy, Kristine Manty CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Wayne Jordan, Mary Manion, Michael Polak, Fred Taylor, Melanie C. Thomas, and Dr. Anthony J. Cavo GRAPHIC DESIGNER Sandi Carpenter ADVERTISING SALES Tim Baldwin TBaldwin@aimmedia.com Direct Number: 1-248-837-9293 SALES ASSISTANT Julie Dillon JDillon@aimmedia.com VP, ADVERTISING SALES Kevin D. Smith NEWSSTAND SALES NPS Media Group PRESIDENT & CEO Andrew W. Clurman SENIOR VP, CFO, COO, & TREASURER Michael Henry CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER Jonathan Dorn VP OF AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT Tom Masterson VP, PRODUCTION & MANUFACTURING Barbara Van Sickle VP, PEOPLE & PLACES JoAnn Thomas VP, DIGITAL PRODUCTS & PLATFORMS Katie Herrell VP, IT Nelson Saenz AIM BOARD CHAIR Efrem Zimbalist III…

2 min.
from the editor a ‘wonderful’ time of the year film classic offers enduring gifts

MUCH LIKE AN OLD quilt on a winter’s night, the holiday classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, warms the soul. How could it not? Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed were born to play George and Mary Bailey, Bedford Falls’ favorite couple. And like a finely tuned church choir, Frank Capra hit all the right directorial notes in his 1946 masterpiece. So extraordinary is the film, it’s as if angels themselves, bored with what was playing at Heaven’s Cineplex, decided to gather all the right people together to create a movie miracle. Which means all you and I have had to do is make popcorn, snuggle in and enjoy. And we have, year after year after year. Such is the power of holiday magic, some of which we’re happy to share with you in this issue of…

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antiques and collectibles are part of the holidays

With it officially being the holiday season, we recently asked these questions to our Facebook community: How do antiques and collectibles fit into your holiday season? Do you decorate your home with them? Do you ever give (or receive) antiques/collectibles as Christmas gifts? Linda Serjeant: I love collecting antique glassware — sugar bowls, vases, jam pots, etc. and using them as candle holders. They look gorgeous. Ginger Evans: Yes. Kathleen Enloe Athy: My mom had a reindeer collection. I put it up every year and remember how much my mom loved them. Mel Wartenberg: Absolutely receive antiques as gifts, or gift cards to local antique stores! Sharlene Beckwith: Yes and yes! Kitda Ariail: Yes we love antiques. We display antique Santas, Angels, teacups, misc ... furniture. Tonya Morgan: We dealers and collectors love our holidays. I collect…

2 min.
life’s a beach turning the sunshine state into the antique state

MIAMI BEACH – You can escape the deep freeze of winter for the ocean breeze of Miami Beach, all while taking in nearly 700 domestic and international vendors of antiques, art, furniture, home décor, vintage fashion, jewelry, watches, silver and other collectibles at the 2020 Original Miami Beach Antique Show (OMBAS) Jan. 4-8. With brands such as Cartier, Chanel, Rolex, Hermes, David Webb, Van Clef & Arpels, Georg Jensen and many more, the show at the Miami Beach Convention Center is a veritable treasure hunt of one-of-a-kind finds. To avoid conflict with the Super Bowl in early February, OM-BAS has moved to early January, a move organizers are calling temporary. Even so, show organizers think the timing is perfect for visitors in town for New Year’s festivities. “We are so excited for our…

2 min.
potter & potter auction conjuring winter magic

CHICAGO, IL. — Potter & Potter Auctions’ Winter Magic Auction on December 14 features selections from the collection of Giovanni Pasqua — aka Roxy. Items for bid include rare conjuring books from the sixteenth century to the present day, other books, an assortment of collectible props, Houdiniana, choice posters, prints and other ephemera, and assorted apparatus. Previews will be held in Potter & Potter’s gallery at 3759 N. Ravenswood Ave. Suite 121, Chicago, IL, Thursday and Friday, December 12-13, from 10 am to 5 pm CST or by appointment. The auction will be Saturday, December 14, at 10 am CST. For more information, email info@potterauctions.com, call 773-472-1442 or visit potterauctions.com.…

3 min.
world-class toy collection sells for millions

VINELAND, N.J. – The second sale of a world-class toy collection raked in $2.2 million, led by a Marklin Battleship that sold for more than $200,000. Bertoia Auctions recently had Part II of the Samuel Downey Jr. collection of European tin rarities and boats. The first sale was in March. A Marklin Battleship, La Plata, which Bertoia said was likely the crown jewel of Downey’s boat collection, was the top lot after a final price of $204,000, which was tens of thousands more than its estimate of $50,000-$70,000. Hailing from Argentina, this battleship is in museum-grade condition and extremely detailed, with a multi-level complex superstructure. This sale drew interest from all corners of the world, as 2,000 lots of boats, trains, toys, motorcycles, and battery-op toys all hit the podium, accompanied by selections…