Antique Trader May 15, 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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fabergé eggs renowned masterpieces

In 1885, Tsar Alexander III came up with the perfect Easter gift for his wife, Empress Maria Feodorovna: a one-of-a-kind egg commissioned from Peter Carl Fabergé, a master goldsmith of the jewelry company, House of Fabergé. The Hen Egg was a simple white enamel egg that twisted apart to reveal a golden yolk, the yolk opened to show a golden hen, and in the hen was a diamond crown and a tiny ruby pendant egg. The empress was so delighted that the tsar gave a royal order to the House of Fabergé and from that year through 1893, ten opulent eggs were made for the Russian court every Easter. Alexander’s son, Nicholas II, continued the tradition, and commissioned 40 more eggs, giving one to his mother and one to his wife…

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nixon’s the one . . .

THANK GOODNESS FOR RICHARD NIXON. Now those are five words I never thought I’d say. And because I just did, my dyed-in-the-wool, United Paperworkers’ International Union card-carrying, straight-party-voting, Democrat of a dad is rolling in his grave. Sorry Pops, but it’s true. If Nixon hadn’t thumped Hubert Humphrey in the 1968 presidential election, Ted Hake and his wonderfully fun, pop-culture-oriented Hake’s Auctions might never had brightened our collecting days. Probably. It’s as if a killer asteroid was whizzing toward Earth, threatening our very existence, and at the last possible moment it zigged instead of zagged and we were saved. It was just that close. You’ll read more about Hake and our spectacular good fortune in this Special Double Issue where we turn the focus on some of the Legends of the Antiques and Collectibles World: Ruby Lane…

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rockwell leads sale of legendary artists

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions’ offerings for its May 7 American Art Signature Auction reads like a history and love letter to the men and women artists who have defined and defied the American landscape for centuries. The more than 190 works, including one by Norman Rockwell that has not been made public for more than a century, are by other such names as Albert Bierstadt, Andrew Wyeth, Thomas Moran, Thomas Hart Benton and Grandma Moses, and offer a journey across myriad landscapes and experiences, through time and space, from roiling seas to snowy plains, from the playful to the poignant. Collectors will find the makers of mountains and seasides, masters of magazine illustration, visual storytellers who reflect and recount, sculptors of powerful beasts, the painters of the people who have populated this…

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archaeologists ›nd 3,000-year-old city

A team of Egyptian archaeologists unearthed one of the largest ancient cities to ever be discovered in Egypt, and the find is being hailed as one of the most important since Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922. The city, called “The Rise of Aten,” was discovered by a team led by prominent Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass, who recently made the announcement on his Facebook page. The city was found under the sand on the western bank of Luxor, about 300 miles south of Cairo. The city dates to the reign of King Amenhotep III, who ruled Egypt between 1391 and 1353 BCE, according Hawass. “It was the largest administrative and industrial settlement in the era of the Egyptian empire,” he said. Hawass said archaeologists first excavated the site in September 2020 in an attempt to…

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potter & potter finds new home

CHICAGO — Potter & Potter, the Midwest’s premier magicana and gambling auction house, has expanded to a new and more spacious, flexible, and easily accessible location. The new building — once home to a caramel apple company — is at 5001 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago, which the company said adds great efficiencies to operations, provides a sizable gallery for merchandise displays, and features a comfortable and welcoming area for live auctions. The new 15,000-square-foot brick structure, originally built in 1961, is one-story tall and includes 18 parking spaces. The company’s contact information, including phone and fax numbers and email address remains the same. “This new location is a win-win for Potter & Potter Auctions as well as its customers and consignors. Ideally configured for high-volume transactions, auction items will be handled more…

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ted talk

Naturally, Ted Hake didn’t start out striving to be the Father of Pop-Culture Collecting, even though that’s clearly where he stands on the Mount Rushmore of Collectibles. No, Hake’s first foray into the field was far more traditional. A lifelong fascination with collecting started with a blue Whitman coin folder his parents got him when he was no bigger than a hiccup. Little did they realize what they were unleashing on the world. As a kid, Hake, now 77, chased down coins at Larry T. Henry’s shop on Market Street in downtown York, Pennsylvania, where he grew up, with the enthusiasm and purpose of the newly converted. He even discovered a coveted 1909-S VDB Lincoln cent, a rare penny long considered the holy grail of coin collectors. But it wasn’t until 1961 when he…

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