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  • Sleeping Beauty viewfinder adorable reminder of Grandmother’s house
    by Antique Trader Staff on October 14, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    By Susan Mullikin Q: This musical knickknack was in my grandparents’ house ever since I was a little girl. It was passed on to me.  At first I thought it was broken because it makes a clicking sound as it plays music, but then I realized when you hold it up to the light and look through the back window, it is a slide show of the story, Sleeping Beauty, and The post Sleeping Beauty viewfinder adorable reminder of Grandmother’s house appeared first on Antique Trader.

  • Selling nostalgia: Take your customers on a sentimental journey
    by Wayne Jordan on October 14, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    There’s nothing like a good sports nickname. A clever moniker defines an athlete’s special skill in a memorable fashion. What images are suggested by the handles “The Sultan of Swat” (Babe Ruth), or “The Refrigerator” (William Perry), or “Charlie Hustle” (Pete Rose)? Last week I read a handle that defines antique dealers’ special skill: Impresarios of Memory. The phrase was coined by Gary Cross in his 2017 book Consumed Nostalgia: The post Selling nostalgia: Take your customers on a sentimental journey appeared first on Antique Trader.

  • Rago’s Remix features silver, period furnishings
    by Antique Trader Antiques Auction News on October 14, 2019 at 6:19 pm

      LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. — Rago’s Remix Auction returns with two sessions hosted over two days and will feature items by Tiffany, Georg Jensen, Gorham, Oscar Bach, William Couper, and more. The sale commences on Friday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. with Remix: American, English + Continental Silver, which presents nearly 200 lots of silver including a large and impressive collection of Tiffany & Co. hollowware and flatware services. The sale will also The post Rago’s Remix features silver, period furnishings appeared first on Antique Trader.

  • Currier’s legendary mineral collection earns millions
    by Antique Trader Antiques Auction News on October 14, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    DALLAS – Collectors were so eager to get their hands on specimens from one of the most legendary mineral collections of the past 50 years, they made the pre-sale estimate of around $600,000 skyrocket to more than $3 million. Swarms of collectors went after 322 specimens from the estate of Rock H. Currier, driving results from the recent sale at Heritage Auctions to $3.4 million. The sale, held in a The post Currier’s legendary mineral collection earns millions appeared first on Antique Trader.

  • Vintage Halloween collectibles cast a spell on collectors
    by Kris Manty on October 14, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Mention vintage Halloween collectibles and Mark B. Ledenbach becomes gleefully animated. As he enthusiastically talks about Devil Bats, beautifully illustrated place cards from the 1920s or a Spear’s Hallowe’en Ring Toss Game from 1910 that’s one of his favorite collectibles, his passion for them pours out, punctuated by an encyclopedic knowledge of manufacturers, dates, and historical context. It’s a fun and fascinating conversation that can inspire you to want to The post Vintage Halloween collectibles cast a spell on collectors appeared first on Antique Trader.

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