Now Available: July 6, 2016 Edition of Antique Trader In this issue youíll explore early Staffordshire figures, tips for marking down inventory, a unique upcycling shop, estate jewelry, and details about upcoming auctions and shows.
News-Antique.com - Jul 06,2016 - IOLA, Wis. ó Did you know the first Staffordshire pearlware figures were handcrafted in 1740? More than 200 years later collectors the world over continue to seek the opportunity to obtain these figures, which evoke folk art character while illustrating social elements of the 18th and 19th centuries. Thatís a lot to come from figures that often measure less than 13 inches in height, and were painstaking crafted using an innovative process of modeling molds. In the cover story of this issue, Print Editor Karen Knapstein explores the past and present of early Staffordshire figures.
In the columns section, Wayne Jordan examines strategies antiques and collectibles shop owners can use to offer markdowns on items, while remaining a profitable operation. In addition to Jordanís Behind the Gavel column, prolific columnist Fred Taylor (Furniture Detective) presents useful history and identifying details about an antique bedroom suite, while fielding a question from a reader. Rounding out the columns is the Knowing Your Business profile of J Display Case, penned by Online Editor Antoinette Rahn. For owner John Marx, a master metal fabricator, the idea for fabricating acrylic display cases came to fruition after ordering a cover and base for his own cherished collectibles and being disappointed in the quality of the work. That was nearly 20 years ago, and in that time heís created display cases and covers for a variety of individuals for a myriad of purposes.
In a new Antique Trader feature, Out and About, Rahn shares the experience and inspiration encountered while visiting booth 121, an Upcycled Specialty Store, located in Monona, Wis. Meanwhile, the popular SOLD! feature in this issue contains a selection of fine estate jewelry that recently sold at auction through Direct Auction Galleries.
In addition, the July 6 edition includes a number of show previews, auction previews, auction highlights, current news from the antiques and collectibles community, and a robust calendar of events, and advertisements. A digital version of the July 6, 2016 edition of Antique Trader can be purchased online at KrauseBooks.com, for $2.00 (http://bit.ly/AT_NA070616). 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 Publicationsí 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.