April 27, 2016 Antique Trader Digital Edition Available What do William Shakespeare, vintage baskets, celebrity memorabilia, scrap screens, and paperweights have in common? They are all represented in the April 27, 2016 edition of Antique Trader.
News-Antique.com - Apr 27,2016 - IOLA, Wis. — The cover story in this issue explores the diverse and popular collecting category of celebrity memorabilia. In an excerpt from “Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles 2016” the book’s editor Noah Fleisher, discusses some pieces that have come to auction, their historical significance, and other trends within this collecting interest.
Susan Mullikin, a graduate of the Asheford Institute of Antiques and member of Antique Trader’s Ask the Experts panel, offers a short, but insightful lesson in basket weaving history, as part of her assessment of a miniature basket. In his latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan discusses the dastardly ‘butt brush’ sometimes encountered in retail stores. Throughout the column Jordan offers examples of this all too frequent issue, and provides tips shop owners can incorporate to create ample space for shopping traffic. In addition, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor speaks about guilt by mis-association in his column. In doing so he refers to a readers’ assumption that the sleeper sofa she acquired was made from a Pullman train car, because it had a label that said “Pullman.” The item was indeed made by Pullman, just not George Pullman of Pullman Palace train car fame. Taylor provides additional examples of mis-association, along with advice about how to avoid it.
In terms of the latest antiques and collectibles news, this issue features information about a 400-year-old collection of plays, written by William Shakespeare, appearing in an exhibition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; theft of multiple prints of Andy Warhol’s famous “Campbell’s Soup Cans” from the Springfield Art Museum; and an inspiring story of cooperative efforts in the city of Cambridge City, Indianan transforming the community into an antiquing destination.
In addition, this issue features previews and highlights of auctions, previews of upcoming antique and collectible shows, a robust schedule of events, and advertisements for auctions, shows, and services related to collecting.
A digital version of the April 27, 2016 issue of Antique Trader can be purchased online at KrauseBooks.com, for $2.00 (http://bit.ly/AT_NA042716). 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 and digital magazine, weekly e-newsletter, a robust online site (http://www.antiquetrader.com), and evolving and engaged communities within several social media platforms.