March 30, 2016 Antique Trader Digital Edition Available Without question there is always something new to discover and enjoy about ‘old’ things. In the March 30, 2016 edition of Antique Trader information, inspiration and examples of this abound.
News-Antique.com - Mar 30,2016 - IOLA, Wis. — It seems more of the business world is rediscovering something dealers of antiques and collectibles have known for generations: the experience of shopping for something is often as important as acquiring the desired object. In the latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan examines recent indications of more business (including some high-profile online operators) embarking on a return of sorts to bricks-and-mortar stores. While the development of what are being called ‘guide shops’ may be considered a new concept to some, as Wayne accurately points out, this is a case of ‘what was old is new again’. In similar fashion, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor shares a fascinating story about the rediscovery of something old, which ended up saving the day, in his latest column.
Along those same lines, one of the special features of this issue is the story of Sandra Jarvis, owner of Society of Salvage, located in Indianapolis. Ms. Jarvis acquires industrial antiques and collectible medical components to make them available to the growing number of people seeking to add a little ‘antique edge’ to their home or business. As a former real estate broker, Ms. Jarvis often connects with people from her past profession to refresh her inventory of industrial treasures. This also speaks to the value of past experiences influencing how people conduct themselves in the present.
Keeping with the overall theme, Print Editor Karen Knapstein explores the world of desk accessories, and in doing so beautifully illustrates how in today’s tech-savvy and gadget-minded world, desk lamps, letter openers, and bookends can meet various collecting interests and needs. As was pointed out by one of the collectors Karen interviewed, a desk accessory provides the opportunity to own a Tiffany Studios item for a fraction of what one may expect to pay.
In addition to these features, this issue contains a fascinating Ask the Experts assessment by Dr. George Marchelos regarding the lack of a ‘fingerprint’ serving as a clue to the age of a stoneware crock. Plus, there is news of a one-of-a-kind chair — the one on which J.K. Rowling sat and wrote the first two books in the Harry Potter series — coming to auction April 6 through Heritage Auctions; a first edition of “Salome” by Oscar Wilde, circa 1894, being displayed at the NY Book Fair April 9; an extensive selection of gems and jewels, including a six carat, Golconda-type diamond and ruby ring estimated at $250,000-$275,000, being auctioned by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, April 3-4; and details about two statues, one bronze and the other marble, commanding more than $45,000 and $105,000 respectively, during the Winter Fine Art & Antiques auction presented by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. These and more news stories, auction and show previews, auction highlights, and a state-by-state events calendar are also contained in this issue.
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