Now Available: Feb. 17, 2016 Antique Trader Digital Edition Did you know graniteware cookware has been around since the mid-19th century? Or that Shirley Temple will be the 20th inductee of the Legends of Hollywood series of stamps this year?
News-Antique.com - Feb 16,2016 - Within the latest digital issue of Antique Trader you'll discover more details about graniteware and new stamps, along with a wide variety of topics to be explored, news to be reviewed, auctions and antique shows to learn about, and statements of nostalgia to reflect upon. This is one of the many nostalgic and thought-provoking statements (regarding graniteware) included in this issue:
“I can still remember my father pouring his Irish cream-laced coffee from his graniteware coffee pot before heading to work at the steel mill,” said Ruby Watson of Homestead, Pennsylvania, as part of the cover story about Graniteware. “Graniteware reminds all of us of a better time and place in America.’’
Based on what we hear from time to time, Ms. Watson isn’t alone in her belief that antiques and collectibles representing a “better” time. That may be the case in many ways, but in others much has been gained from industrial ingenuity and evolution. That’s what allows collectors of graniteware and unlimited other collecting interests to connect with and learn from fellow collectors of the past and present, regardless of location.
This very point is discussed in the Behind the Spine column, penned by Paul Kennedy, about the evolution of the longest-running antiques and collectibles identification and price guide. Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles 2017 Price Guide is the 50th edition of this classic collecting reference.
Speaking of the big 5-0, this year the Denver Broncos capped off their football season with a stampede over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. What may you ask does this have to do with antiques and collectibles? Well, the Bronco players join an elite group of people who own or owned Super Bowl rings. And based on auction results these rings are proving to be extremely popular among collectors of sports memorabilia, as referenced in the special feature about the five best-selling Super Bowl rings at auction. The piece, compiled by the Auction Central News/LiveAuctioneers team, is also included in this digital edition of Antique Trader.
These features are accompanied by additional collector features, columns, auctions and show previews, an extensive calendar of events, and advertising.
A digital version of the Feb. 17 issue of Antique Trader can be purchased online at KrauseBooks.com, for $2.00 (http://bit.ly/AT_NAT021716b). 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.
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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