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Antique Trader

Antique Trader April 1, 2021

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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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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Active Interest Media
Frequency:
Biweekly
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24 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
bowled over

NEW YORK — A bowl bought at a yard sale last year by a savvy bargain hunter for $35 has been identified as an exceptionally rare 15th-century Chinese antique that is expected to sell for up to $500,000. The small, intricate blue-and-white artifact, which features motifs of lotus, peony, chrysanthemum and pomegranate blossoms, was originally commissioned by China's imperial court during the Ming dynasty, according to Sotheby's auction house in New York, where the bowl will be auctioned on March 17 as part of Asia Week, March 11-24. The item is valued between $300,000-$500,000, with the top estimate nearly 14,300 times the amount it was purchased for. The bowl was discovered last year near New Haven, Connecticut. While Sotheby’s is not disclosing the owner’s identity, the head of its Chinese art department,…

1 min.
the beautiful people of slim aarons

Emerging from World War II a combat photographer who had witnessed his share of horror, Slim Aarons (1916-2006) determined he would photograph only “attractive people in attractive places doing attractive things.” And so he did. While working for Life, Town & Country and Holiday magazines, Aarons photographed a veritable who’s who of high society: Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier in Monaco; Bing Crosby at Pebble Beach; and John Huston at his hideaway in Puerto Vallarta. For more than forty years, Aarons roamed the world photographing everything that was cool and chic about old money with his trusty Leica camera. About the wealthy, he onced joked, “Even their vegetables are better.”…

3 min.
food for thought

I LOVE POTATOES. IT COULD BE AN IRISH THING. Give me a potato, any potato, and I’ll eat it with delight – and usually a little butter and some salt and pepper. Bake it, boil it, mash it, roast it, or stuff it, doesn’t matter, I’ll greet that potato with a fork and a smile. I like potato skins, potato wedges and potato chips. Au Gratin? Au sure! But potatoes neutered? Sorry. The only knife I like around my potato has sour cream slathered on it. Which is why I’m feeling a little queasy about poor old Mr. Potato Head, who recently lost his manhood, so to speak. Hasbro caused a stir when the toy manufacturer said it would remove the Mister from Mr. Potato Head, leaving us with only Potato Head. It was a dizzying…

5 min.
10 things you didn’t know about captain america

The first time we meet Captain America, he’s punching Adolf Hitler in the kisser. Talk about making an entrance! Created by writer Joe Simon and artist Jack Kirby, and debuting March 1, 1941, Captain America #1 features one of the most famous comic book covers of all time. Eighty years later, Captain America remains one of the most iconic and celebrated superheroes, moving seamlessly from comic books to the silver screen as one of the key players in the blockbuster Marvel Cinematic Universe. But about that debut . . . When Captain America was serving Hitler a knuckle sandwich, it was still nine months before Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, catapulting the U.S. into World War II. Until then, many Americans wanted nothing to do with another world war. As for Captain America, Simon and Kirby…

1 min.
gold rush show kicking off 49th year

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The original Olmsted County Gold Rush Antique Show and Flea Market, one of the largest shows in the Midwest, is kicking off its 49th year May 7-9. Covering 52 acres at the fairgrounds in Rochester, Minnesota, this indoor/outdoor event will have dealers from all over the country displaying their wares in 1,200 spaces and eight buildings and will include antique furniture, primitives, glassware, pottery, jewelry, clocks, watches, lamps, coins, art, toys, advertising, farm and car collectibles, hunting, fishing, funky junque and more. Show hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free; parking is $5. Face masks are required. The Olmsted County Fairgrounds is at Hwy 63 South/ 16th St., SE intersection, Rochester, MN 55904. New dealers are…

1 min.
rockabilly auctioning advertising, americana items march 27

COMMERCE, Ga. — More than 500 lots of original advertising signs, coin ops, country/general store items, Americana, and rare and unique items will be offered at Rockabilly Auctions’ Advertising, Americana, & Nostalgia Auction. The sale will start at 10 a.m. EST on March 27, with live and online bidding. Items will also be added to the catalog up to auction day. If you would like to consign in this auction, please call Kurt at 770-652-8075. Auction highlights include a number of Coca-Cola vending machines including a professionally restored Coca-Cola Vendo 44 vending machine, with every component in like-new condition and a high-gloss paint that makes it look like it just rolled off of the factory (estimate $4,000-$8,000); a Seeburg Jukebox loaded with records and title strips that plays 100 selections (estimate: $2,000-$5,000);…