Now Available: Sept. 30, 2015 edition of Antique Trader One of the best aspects of the collecting community is the unlimited opportunity to learn. The Sept. 30, 2015 edition of Antique Trader is a prime example of the value of learning.
News-Antique.com - Sep 29,2015 - IOLA, Wis. -- The cover story in the Sept. 30 edition — an exclusive excerpt on designer handbags from Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles 2015 — is a good example of learning from one another.
Although collecting handbags may leave some scratching their heads in wonder, this article, which cites luxury goods specialist Matt Rubinger, does a good job explaining the themes and passion behind collecting designer handbags. After reading the article, you may or may not give more thought to investing in handbags; but hopefully you’ll feel more informed on the topic, and energized by the opportunity to learn something new.
Also in this edition, prolific Behind the Gavel columnist, Wayne Jordan, discusses refund policies, specifically those related to online selling. In his column, Wayne illustrates how cooperating with the refund policies of prominent online selling site, eBay, may increase sales overall, but may not necessarily cause a bump in profits. In a special Collector Feature, the 'Toy Lady of Fortville' Phyllis Baskerville, shares her story about attempting to find a new home for her extensive (nearly 10,000 items) doll and toy museum collection. We explore the development of this collection, and ultimately the museum, and the decision to now look for a new owner for the whole thing.
In addition to these and many other features and columns, the Sept. 30 edition contains auction and antique show previews and post-auction results, an extensive events calendar, and advertising from a host of businesses in the antiques and collectibles community.
Plus, it is the last call for entry submissions to the 7th Annual Favorite Finds Contest. The deadline is now, so if you want to see your story published, and have the opportunity to win a $500 auction credit from contest sponsor Heritage Auctions, submit your story today. The best route would be to email your story and photos to ATNews@fwcommunity.com.
A digital version of the Sept. 30 issue of Antique Trader can be purchased online at KrauseBooks.com, for $2.00 (bit.ly/AT_NAT092915c). Print and digital subscriptions to Antique Trader are also available for purchase, $26 for a 1-year print subscription/ $20 for 1-year digital subscription, at KrauseBooks.com. Canadian and International subscriptions are also available.
About Antique Trader
Antique Trader, a magazine published in Iola, Wis., has served the antiques and collectibles community since 1957. Founded by Babka Publishing Co., Antique Trader later became the flagship of Krause Publications’ Antiques division, which is now part of F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company.
Antique Trader built its reputation as the premier print vehicle for the buying and selling of antiques nationwide. Its loyal following includes antique dealers, antique show promoters, shop and mall operators, and collectors. Antique Trader has a biweekly print circulation of more than 40,000 readers, 20,000 readers of twice-weekly e-newsletters, more than 133,000 followers/fans via social media outlets, and more than 4,100 unique daily visitors to its website (http://www.antiquetrader.com) and more than 1.5 million per year.