Now Available: June 8, 2016 Edition of Antique Trader From Hot Wheels and Transformers to Roman-era artifacts, furniture as soap premiums, and a debate over the ‘no touching’ rule in antiques shops, this issue covers a plethora of topics.
News-Antique.com - Jun 07,2016 - IOLA, Wis. —Did you know there is a Perfect 10 among collectible Hot Wheels cars? It’s a bit like the Holy Grail of die-cast collecting, and it is truly the stuff of legend. In this issue of Antique Trader, in addition to his report about the Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals, esteemed Hot Wheels historian and record-setting collector Mike Zarnock shares a bit about each of the Perfect 10 cars.
In the columns of this issue, Furniture Detective Fred Taylor provides intriguing information about furniture once serving as premium items. Similar, but different from the instances of Depression glass being used as premiums in boxes of laundry detergent or oatmeal, items like oak servers could be obtained by saving a specific number of certificates from boxes of Larkin soap. Not unlike the punch cards many businesses use to entice customers to buy X number in order to get one of that item for ‘free’.
Columnist Wayne Jordan, in the latest installment of his Behind the Gavel column, tackles the topic of ‘to touch or not to touch’ when it comes to allowing customers to handle the wares in an antiques and collectibles shop. In addition, Behind the Spine columnist Paul Kennedy shares his interview with renowned toy expert Mark Bellomo, author of the just-released “The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Transformers Action Figures”; while Antoinette Rahn offers 10 keen facts about jacquard coverlets in the Ten Things You Didn’t Know column.
The aforementioned cover story and columns join collector features, a SOLD page featuring S.T. Dupont luxury lighters, as well as news, auction previews and highlights. A digital version of the June 8, 2016 edition of Antique Trader can be purchased online at KrauseBooks.com, for $2.00 (http://bit.ly/AT_NA060816). 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.