Antique Trader July 1, 2021

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.

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a promise kept

A collection of Golden Age comic books in pristine condition was assembled by a young boy who grew up, went to war and never returned. For decades, the books were kept safe by the brother who vowed to keep watch over the comics should anything happen to his sibling on the battlefield. Hence its moniker, The Promise Collection – proof of a promise kept. Beginning in June, Heritage Auctions is offering more than 5,000 high-grade Golden Age comic books that haven’t seen the light of day since they were purchased off newsstands in the 1940s. The Promise Collection is one of the rare assemblages recognized as a pedigree by the Certified Guaranty Company – and it’s “the highest-quality pedigree collection, book for book, to debut in our hobby in the last…

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the best summer job ever it was love at first root beer float

And while it may not be ideal to reach life’s pinnacle at 17, at least I can say that for one brief, shining moment, I made the world a better place to sweat. When Destiny hands you that opportunity, you don’t ask why now? You simply ask, “Will that be a small, medium or large root beer float, ma’am?” That’s right, for one memorable summer I worked behind the counter of my hometown A&W Root Beer Stand. And to the contented, appreciative masses I served swiftly, aptly and with the correct change, I say, you’re welcome. It’s an incredible responsibility manning the counter of a Root Beer Stand day after sweltering day, fulfilling the refreshment needs of a community. Easy? Hardly. Hectic? Always. Rewarding? Mostly, but only if the carhops shared tips.…

4 minutos

The staggering growth in the sports and trading card hobby, an apparent godsend to deep-pocket collectors, auction houses and dealers, has revealed a dark side. Overwhelmed by the increasing demand for the cards driven by a hugely speculative secondary market, and concerned with violence erupting as a result of stunning growth in card values, Target has “temporarily” stopped selling professional baseball, football and basketball cards, as well as Pokémon trading cards, in its retail stores. Amid an unprecedented explosion in the sports and collectible trading card industry, dealers and collectors have overrun retail stores cleaning out their shelves, buying the latest boxes of trading cards as soon as the shelves were stocked and almost immediately selling them for multiple times their face value. Reports have surfaced in recent months of buyers waiting in…

2 minutos
eric carle

We cannot possibly explain the magic of collecting Children’s Books without pointing to Eric Carle. This is the man who wrote The Very Hungry Caterpillar in 1969, illustrated emerge at the end as a beautiful butterfly. It has sold 55 million copies and has been translated into more than 62 languages. In 2012, the readers of the School Library Journal picked it as the second greatest children’s book of all time, second only to Where The Wild Things Are. Carle, who first illustrated the 1967 children’s book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by his friend Bill Martin Jr., wanted The Very Hungry Caterpillar to serve as a literary cocoon for children getting ready for kindergarten. As little kids prepare to leave the warmth and safety of home for…

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the show must go on

Adversity no problem for antique advertising fans It’s good to be nimble, as the Antique Advertising Association of America (AAAA) recently discovered. After canceling last year’s annual convention because of the pandemic and transitioning to a successful virtual convention and adding another virtual winter retreat in January – both of which were warmly received – the club for collectors of popular and antique advertising planned to hold an in-person convention this summer. Those plans were scuttled, however, when the club was informed the convention hotel was sold and closed for renovation. The new owners couldn’t assure AAAA the hotel would be available in time for their summer event. Not to be deterred, Plan B calls for the advertising enthusiasts to return to a free virtual convention and sale July 24-25 on Zoom. The virtual event…

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iowa’s largest arts, crafts show returning

The show offers everything from adorable items for kids to home decor and lots of antiques and collectibles in between.Photos courtesy of Callahan via Facebook MAQUOKETA, Iowa — After an almost two-year absence due to COVID-19, Iowa’s largest arts and crafts show is returning in July. The Summer Flea Market, Antique, and Collectible Show, in existence for 37 years, will be on Sunday, July 11, at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, 1212 East Quarry Street, in Maquoketa, Iowa. The show, sponsored by Callahan Enterprises, attracts thousands of shoppers of all ages, and is one of Iowa's largest, with over 150 exhibitors (indoor and outdoor) selling a vast array of antiques and vintage items. If you are a collector, antiques dealer, or simply a nostalgia seeker or bargain hunter, then this is one show you…