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Antique Trader

Antique Trader August 14, 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.

Pays:
United States
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Active Interest Media
Fréquence:
Biweekly
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obama jersey a slam dunk for collectors

Long before he held court in the White House, President Barack Obama ran the court as a member of the state champion Punahou High School basketball team in Hawaii. Now his game-worn No. 23 jersey is available to the highest bidder at Heritage Auctions. Obama wore the jersey as a senior during the 1978-79 season. White with blue print and with Punahou and the number on the front in large print, the jersey is expected to sell for around $100,000 when the auction closes Aug. 17. Obama’s playing career was brief but his passion for the game has been a lifelong obsession. Known for playing basketball at the White House, often with members of his staff or celebrities and notables, Obama shared his love of the game throughout his two terms…

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new faces in new places

Ferris Bueller, one of cinema’s great philosophers, offers us all some sage advice: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Today we hit the pause button to share some news too important to miss: Active Interest Media (AIM) has acquired us. Please see the story below. Of course with any move – make sure to read Fred Taylor’s Furniture Detective column for physical advice on that front – there’s housekeeping to take care of. First, please note our email address change. We are now using our new Active Interest Media email addresses. Antique Trader editors Paul Kennedy and Kris Manty can be reached at pkennedy@aimmedia.com and kmanty@aimmedia.com, respectively. Paul and Kris are new to this issue, but not to the…

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active interest media acquires antique trader

BOULDER, Colo. — Active Interest Media, North America’s leading participant media company, has announced the acquisition of four storied groups of enthusiast brands from F+W Media, including Antique Trader magazine. “The addition of Writer’s Digest, Popular Woodworking, Horticulture and the Collectibles Group significantly extends our footprint in passionate markets that fit Active Interest Media’s vision for future growth,” said President & CEO Andrew Clurman. “These groups bring a combined publishing history of more than 300 years and audiences that demonstrate incredible loyalty through their attendance at events, participation in online conversations and high rates of membership and subscription renewal.” The brands will become part of AIM’s existing Home Group, a thriving operation based in Des Moines, Iowa, that includes leading woodworking and gardening brands such as The Woodsmith and Garden Gate. “We were…

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caramel slag glass lamp valued between $300-$400

Q I’m looking to find some info on this slag glass lamp. It was my grandmother’s and is over 60 years old. Thank you, Shawn Fischer A The opaque bent panels of pressed glass with the creamy, golden swirls in your lamp are typically referred to as slag glass. I use this term only because it has become a widely known, accepted, descriptive term for pressed opaque glass with swirls or streaks, even though the likelihood of it containing any slag is remote. True slag glass is richly marbleized, deeply colored glass rather than glass is that colored with pale swirls or streaks, which is also known as malachite, marbled, and variegated glass. True slag glass was originally produced in England during the last quarter of the 19th century when, simply put, it…

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auction of guitars raises millions to combat climate change

NEW YORK (AP) — An auction of David Gilmour’s guitars has raised a lot of “Money” — to combat climate change. One guitar also set a new world record. Christie’s auction house says it raised $21.5 million June 20, selling off more than 120 guitars owned by the Pink Floyd guitarist, singer and songwriter. Proceeds went to ClientEarth, a nonprofit fighting climate change. The items included guitars by Fender, Rickenbacker, Ovation, Gibson, C.F. Martin and Gretsch, including guitar cases, a banjo and amps. A black Stratocaster — dubbed the “Black Strat” — was the top item and was snatched up for $3,975,000, a new world record for a guitar at auction. Gilmour tweeted: “We need a civilized world that goes on for all our grandchildren and beyond in which these guitars can be played and…

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137-year-old rifle found in nevada park has new home

BAKER, Nev. (AP) – A 137-year-old rifle found five years ago leaning against a juniper tree in Great Basin National Park in Nevada is now part of an exhibit dedicated to the “Forgotten Winchester” at the park visitor center near the Utah border. The weathered Winchester Model 1873 is in a case designed to capture the way it looked when park archaeologist Eva Jensen stumbled across it on a rocky outcrop above Strawberry Creek during an archaeological survey. Based on its condition, experts believe the weapon might have been abandoned in the forest more than a century ago. But nearly five years after its discovery, park officials still don’t know who it belonged to or why it was left against the tree. No sales or ownership records have been found The serial number was…