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  • Hot dogs! Snuggle Pups all the rage in the 1920s
    by Antique Trader Staff on August 21, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    By Mary Theisen Long before there was a National Dog Day, there was a two-year national craze over a family of toy pups called Snuggle Pups. What is a Snuggle Pup? Snuggle Pups are 3-1/2-inch tall painted hollow dog figurines with a removable head. They were the brainchild of cartoonist and entrepreneur Frank W. Hopkins. His company, “Pup Toys Co.,” produced the pups. The pups were manufactured by the Greenduck […] The post Hot dogs! Snuggle Pups all the rage in the 1920s appeared first on Antique Trader.

  • Contract debate rages for antique mall tenants
    by Wayne Jordan on August 20, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    A reader wrote to Antique Trader: “I live in [California] and currently rent a space in an Antique Mall. …The Mall’s contract states that I am an independent contractor. Now another wrinkle is happening — the State Legislature has passed Assembly AB5, which redefines who is an “Independent Contractor” in this State. I was wondering if someone in your magazine can help us as dealers clarify where we will stand after […] The post Contract debate rages for antique mall tenants appeared first on Antique Trader.

  • That’s how she Rolls: Elizabeth Taylor’s ‘Green Goddess’ hits the road
    by Antique Trader Antiques Auction News on August 20, 2019 at 3:38 pm

        NEW YORK — She may have had seven husbands, but Elizabeth Taylor had only one 1961 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II,  which went quickly when it hit the auction block earlier this month, according to Guernsey’s, the New York auction house that handled the big sale. The Rolls sold for $520,000 to an anonymous buyer, Guernsey’s reported. Taylor’s fourth husband, singer Eddie Fisher, bought the car for the star in 1960, and she kept it […] The post That’s how she Rolls: Elizabeth Taylor’s ‘Green Goddess’ hits the road appeared first on Antique Trader.

  • Luxury advertising posters reach new heights and break records
    by Antique Trader Antiques Auction News on August 20, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    NEW YORK – Several vintage posters by noted designers are boasting auction records achieved during a recent Swann Galleries’ auction of Graphic Design. Charles Loupot’s luxury advertisements from the early twentieth century led the sale. Highlights include a 1926 poster for the French automobile company Peugeot, which earned an auction record at $37,500, and Wanneroil / Huile du bon Chauffer, 1926, a first-at-auction that garnered $22,500. Also of note is […] The post Luxury advertising posters reach new heights and break records appeared first on Antique Trader.

  • Space invader: Vintage robot star lot
    by Antique Trader Antiques Auction News on August 20, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    DENVER, Pa. — An imposing lithographed-tin visitor from both the future and times past, a Masudaya Machine Man robot, claimed the top lot at a recent Morphy Auctions’ toy auction — selling for $86,100. The 1,588-lot auction, which grossed $1.9 million, also featured 77 exceptional cast-iron mechanical banks, a lineup that brought strong prices across the board. “We were not surprised that the Machine Man exceeded its high estimate,” said Morphy’s […] The post Space invader: Vintage robot star lot appeared first on Antique Trader.

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