Now Available: Feb. 3, 2016 Antique Trader Digital Edition What do vintage railroad lanterns and conductor passes, a Communion font, celebrity autographs and Meissen porcelain have in common? They’re all represented in the Feb. 3 issue of Antique Trader.
News-Antique.com - Feb 02,2016 - Iola, Wis. — The click-clack of the locomotive as it rolls along the tracks, and the call of the train whistle in the distance are familiar memories for many, still for others it’s also like a beacon in the night that resonates clearly with the spirit of a collector.
The cover story of the Feb. 3, 2016 digital edition of Antique Trader explores the items and artifacts that represent the history and ingenuity associated with the American railroad. Lamps and lanterns, passes and timetables, locks and baggage tags, and rail stamps and conductor badges are just some of the items sought after by today’s collectors of railroad memorabilia.
In the Ask the Experts column of this issue, Dr. G. Marchelos provides an intriguing historical assessment about a vintage Communion font, in his response to a reader’s inquiry. In addition to the history lesson, Dr. Marchelos offers a bit of advice about how remolding such an item can hamper identification efforts, and impact the overall value of the piece. Other columnists featured in this issue include Wayne Jordan (Behind the Gavel), who tackles the topic of business plans, and whether they are a must or a myth that doesn’t offer much insight in the long run. In addition, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor looks at the common occurrence of mix-and-match styles appearing in furniture of the 1930s and 1940s.
Additionally, this issue features a run down of the ‘most dangerous’ autographs of the year; a primer about Meissen porcelain, penned by Donald-Brien Johnson; and a special Trader Trivia contest — with a grand prize valued at more than $50. Plus, the latest news from the antiques and collectibles industry and related interests appear in this issue, as well as previews of upcoming auctions and post-auction reports.
A digital version of the Feb. 3 issue of Antique Trader can be purchased online at KrauseBooks.com, for $2.00 (http://bit.ly/AT_NAT020316). 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 30,000 readers, 20,000 readers of twice-weekly e-newsletters, more than 160,000 followers/fans via social media outlets, and more than 4,100 unique daily visitors and more than 1.5 million per year, to its website (http://www.antiquetrader.com).