Now Available: Oct. 12, 2016 Edition of Antique Trader Thought provoking and inspiring news, collector features, columns, antiques and collectibles auction and show previews and advertisements fill the Oct. 12, 2016 digital edition of Antique Trader.
News-Antique.com - Oct 12,2016 - IOLA, Wis. — The cover story of this issue, penned by long-time Antique Trader contributor Chriss Swaney, focuses on the past and present of American desks. Throughout the article she introduces people with various experiences with desks; yet, they share an undeniable admiration for the craftsmanship and narrative associated with these storied and utilitarian items of furniture. Michael Grogan of Grogan and Co., one of the sources in the article, sums up the connection to desks nicely: “The antique writing desk will always have a place in our home and our hearts.”
Also in this issue, one of the esteemed members of the Antique Trader Ask the Experts panel is doing double duty. In a Special Feature, Dr. Anthony Cavo defines a number of types of photographic images often found in the antique marketplace (daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and tintypes, among others). His passion for the subject is evident both in his clear explanation and use of examples, as well as statements like: “I was fascinated by the idea that antique images were a small window into the past; I have collected photographs ever since.”
In the Ask the Experts column, Cavo also weighs in with historical details and assessment advice regarding reader inquiries about, a hand-carved African sculpture, and a late-19th/early 20th century vase.
Rounding out the columns, Wayne Jordan provides food for thought surrounding membership in professional associations in his Behind the Gavel column; Furniture Detective Fred Taylor tackles reader inquiries about an elaborately carved 20th century chair, and dealing with mildew on furniture, and bottle expert Mike Polak talks about the popularity of ginger beer bottles among collectors.
In addition, this issue includes several auction and show previews, auction highlights, an extensive calendar of events, and advertisements from national auction houses, show promoters, shops and antiques and collectibles dealers and related businesses from across the country.
A digital version of the Oct. 12, 2016 edition of Antique Trader can be purchased online at KrauseBooks.com, for $2.00 (http://bit.ly/AT_NA101216). 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.