Antique Trader

Antique Trader August 28, 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.

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from the editor

Hello, dear readers. You’ll notice that this new issue of Antique Trader is going to the dogs, as we celebrate man’s best friend in observance of National Dog Day on Aug. 26. National Dog Day, started in 1994, celebrates all dogs, mixed breed and pure, and brings attention to the plight of the thousands of dogs in shelters and encourages their adoption. Canine rescue is, in fact, one of the main reasons collector and dealer Donna O’Connor started her online shop, A Dog’s Tale Collectibles. You can read more about this and the antique and vintage canine collectibles she offers for “adoption” in our cover story starting on page 41. Two other stories in celebration of our beloved furry companions include Celebrity Dogs We Love, on page 46, spotlighting our favorite…

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a knockout! cap soars to $915k

DALLAS – Nearly three dozen collectors pushed one of the finest known copies of one of the most sought-after comics in the hobby way past its lofty pre-auction expectations during a bidding war. After the dust settled, Captain America Comics #1 (Timely, 1941) sold for $915,000, far exceeding the pre-sale estimate by $165,000. Heritage Auctions, which recently offered the comic during its recent Comics & Comic Art Auction, which raked in $9.3 million, said the book comes from the storied San Francisco pedigree collection, a trove many Golden Age collectors rank among the very best, arguably behind only the Edgar Church/Mile High collection. “We thought this Captain America #1 was one of the most desirable comics we ever had offered,” said Heritage Auctions Vice President Barry Sandova, “and the bidders obviously agreed.”…

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well-known collector leaves big legacy

FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. – Elmer Duellman, 79, a collector well known by many Antique Trader readers, passed away on July 29, 2019, after a brief illness. Elmer’s passion for collecting vintage automobiles, pedal cars and classic toys ran so deep that he had turned his home in Fountain City into one of the world’s largest car museums — Elmer’s Auto & Toy Museum — that was visited by people far and wide between May and September since 1994. In 2017, Antique Trader did a story on Elmer and his museum and discovered in his “Toy Barn,” thousands of antique and vintage toys that he had collected. Examples included items appearing at auctions around the world, and touted because of their rarity and price paid at auction. The old barn and the three…

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artist leaves behind rich body of work

LOS ANGELES – Artist Don Suggs, 74, died on July 30, 2019 in Los Angeles in a pedestrian traffic accident. The L.A. Louver said that Suggs leaves behind a rich body of work that he created over five decades. Eluding formal categorization, his art is representational, but also conceptual. It combines signs, symbols, logos, language and realism, and references styles including photorealism, Cubism, Surrealism, Symbolism, Pop, Minimalism, Assemblage, Dada and Abstraction. He translated his ideas into painting, drawing, collage, photography and sculpture, works that critic Doug Harvey describes as “gorgeous not in spite of their deep irony, but in conjunction with it,” the gallery said. Suggs was also an extremely talented and beloved teacher, influencing many hundreds of artists living and working in California and around the world. A handsome man, distinguished…

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ask the experts

Deciphering information determines age of commode QI have a carved chest, with one door opening and three drawers, that belonged to my grandmother. It has a Widdicomb Furniture Company label on the back, but does not look like any other Widdicomb label I can find online. There is also a stamp on the back — 173. There is a carved trim piece that appears to be missing at the bottom left and the finish on the top is worn and otherwise does have some wear. It measures 33-1/2” h x 32” w x 17-1/2” d. I wonder if you can tell me the age and possible value. Many thanks! Elaine Parks A I’m so glad that you brought to attention your question of age and value of your commode based on the label as found on…

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contractor or tenant?

A reader wrote to Antique Trader: “I live in [California] and currently rent a space in an Antique Mall. ...The Mall’s contract states that I am an independent contractor. Now another wrinkle is happening — the State Legislature has passed Assembly AB5, which redefines who is an “Independent Contractor” in this State. I was wondering if someone in your magazine can help us as dealers clarify where we will stand after January 1, 2020, when this bill becomes law.” The reader poses a timely concern. I’ll comment, but please note that I offer only my opinions. I’m not a lawyer. If you have concerns about your situation, speak to an attorney. The contract between the Antique Mall’s landlord and our reader shouldn’t involve an Independent Contractor (IC) clause at all. It’s a lease.…