Now Available: May 11, 2016 Edition of Antique Trader Are you looking for ideas of antiquing destinations to explore this summer? The May 11, 2016 edition of Antique Trader features a handy map of the U.S. with details about at least one bountiful antiq
News-Antique.com - May 11,2016 - IOLA, Wis. — All across the country, businesses that specialize in antiques, collectibles and consignments are teaming up with one another, and in some places, city and county agencies and tourism councils in an effort to brand their areas as antiquing destinations.
This isn’t necessarily a new idea, as the businesses along Route 4 in New Hampshire and along Magazine Street in New Orleans can attest to. New Hampshire’s Route 4 Antique Alley has been a destination for antiques aficionados since the 1970s, and the Magazine Street Merchants Association has been working to promote the various offerings (including more than 20 antiques and collectibles businesses) along this popular corridor since 1980. However, as more communities discover the widespread and diverse benefits that can come from investing in antiquing, ‘touring for antiques’ is gaining more attention and momentum.
In the May 11, 2016 edition of Antique Trader, Antoinette Rahn explores the subject of antiques tourism, and provides a helpful map (with coordinates and website addresses for more information) of antiquing destinations throughout the U.S. There is at least one destination listed in each of the 50 states, to spark the spirit of adventure and entice people to discover even more antiquing areas.
This edition also includes a fascinating Ask the Experts column, with Dr. Anthony Cavo sharing details about an antique “moustache spoon”; while Wayne Jordan offers advice about how to foresee shortfalls in a consignment business, in his latest Behind the Gavel column.
In current antiques and collectibles news, there is an interesting story about the rediscovery of a missing “inverted Jenny” stamp. The stamp was one of four stolen during a collectors’ show back in 1955, and when it was recently consigned for sale at auction, authorities were notified. Plus, for fans of Alice in Wonderland, there is information about a new 200-piece exhibition dedicated to little Alice, at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum in Baltimore.
This and more news, auction previews and highlights appear in this issue. A digital version of the May 11, 2016 edition of Antique Trader can be purchased online at KrauseBooks.com, for $2.00 (http://bitly.com/AT_NA051116). 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.