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Welcome to NYPA-Collector

The Collector was founded in Rochester, NY and has served those with an interest in arts and antiques in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New England and beyond for more than three decades.

Our goal is to continue to serve collectors, dealers, auctioneers and show organizers to advance the hobby of collecting and the knowledge of history and antiques. At the same time, we hope to introduce antiques to a wider audience that may find owning a few antiques as décor is a great way to make a connection to the past.

In many ways antiques collectors are preservationists and historic researchers, even if that isn’t their goal. We think that’s a good thing!

Please visit our new website often as we add features.

We would love to hear from you!
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What to our writers have in common?
They all have an interest in history and antiques. Each month they follow the antiques beat, attending auctions, shows, galleries, museums and much more.
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What's Coming Down the Track...

Our calendar is full of upcoming auctions, antique shows, sales and more.
Features of the NYPA-Collector Print Edition

Auction Results

From big to small, keep up to date with the latest auction results.

Show Reviews

Feature articles by our talented writers, as well as photo galleries, make you feel as if you were there.

Traveling Through History

David Hamilton shares his love of history, museums, and all things railroad.

Fakes I've Known

Expert Lew Larason offers tips on how to identify antique furniture fakes and altercations.

Press Releases

We will keep you up to date with all the latest news about upcoming shows, auctions, exhibits and more.

What's Selling on eBay?

Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod give their expert opinion as to value on selected marketplace sales.

Event Calendar

Our calendar includes upcoming auctions, antique shows, sales and so much more.

Collector's Playtime

Helene Marlowe writes monthly of her love of collectibles – especially dolls – and provides many beautiful photos.

Civil War Collector

Is it Real or a Reproduction? Expert John Sexton identifies and gives value to varous Civil War items.

Living With Antiques

Lew Larason shares his wisdom of dealing with antiques with write-in readers just like you.

Name This Famous Antique

What famous antique is it? Do you know?
Test your knowledge!

Book Reviews

Our writers review books on antiques, artists, art mevemnets and more.

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The NYPA-Collector is full of show reviews, auction results, articles by expert writers, detail on upcoming antique sales and so much more. Our monthly print magazine is the only way to gain access to all we have to offer and is only available through subscription.

22nd Annual Sulphur Springs Festival to Add Antique Show

**Antique Dealers Sought for June 2 in Historic Clifton Springs Info:  315-462-8200 or Picturesque downtown Clifton Springs is the perfect setting for perusing and purchasing antiques!  On Saturday, June 2 an Antique Show & Sale will take place surrounded by beautiful architecture from the Victorian era.  This Antique Show & Sale will take place from 9am – 3pm as part of the 22nd Annual Sulphur Springs Festival. Clifton Springs began thriving in the mid-nineteenth century sparked by Dr. Henry Foster’s dedication to the “Water Cure” and the community.  A antique and art enthusiasts will be welcome inside the chapel at Dr. Foster’s former Clifton Springs Sanitarium to view a rare Tiffany mosaic and reredos, on Saturday. Antique dealers will set up near...

The Syracuse Gun Show and Sale April 21-22 at NYS Fairgrounds

The largest Gun Show held in New York State will be staged at the NYS Fairgrounds Expo Center in the Center of Progress Building in Syracuse on April 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 800-1000 exhibits and displays will be provided by our collectors and dealers from all over the United States. Featured will be displays and sale tables of U.S. military arms, Colt Revolvers, high grade double barreled shotguns, Remingtons, muskets, Smith & Wesson, Kentucky rifles, gun parts and accessories. Native American items, frontier and Western paraphernalia, Sharps, swords, Springfields, Winchesters, vintage firearms, bowie knives, bayonets, hand crafted knives, powder horns, targets, optics, ammunition are also offered.  Hunting and fishing items, books,...

Olde Stark Spring Antique Faire Now In Its 32nd Year

The Olde Stark Antique Faire will be held Saturday and Sunday, APRIL 14 & 15 at the Stark County Fairgrounds, Exhibition Hall, 305 Wertz Ave., Canton, Ohio. Hours are 9 AM to 4 PM Saturday and 10 AM to 4 PM Sunday for this large indoor show featuring over 100 dealers and collectors. Collectibles of every description from fine heirlooms to folk art are offered. Included are antique furniture, pottery, porcelain, crystal, clocks, quilts, linens, lamps, old toys & dolls, rustic primitives, period and Victorian, and art deco. Militaria, sports memorabilia, vintage clothing & jewelry, books, prints, postcards, advertising,  kitchen ware, crocks, old tools can be found. Industrial and repurposed vintage home & garden décor are also popular. Now in its 32nd year, this show is a great way to...

USPS® Commemorates the Timeless “Mister Rogers” with Forever® Stamp

For stamp and toy collectors, pop culture followers and children who grew up watching Mister Rogers, March 23rd, 2018 will be “a beautiful day in the neighborhood.”  Ever humble with simple messaging, Fred McFeely Rogers will be honored by the U.S. Postal Service with the release of a commemorative 50 cents Forever® Stamp.  An image of the beloved Mister Rogers (1928-2003) will be accompanied by one of his famous puppet characters, the most royal “King Friday XIII.”  On February 19th, 1968, Fred Rogers aired the first episode of his television show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.  His shows always opened with the original song “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” that Fred composed. Rogers presided as the show’s host dressed in what would become his trademark for more than 30 years - a cardigan...

Olde Stark Spring Antique Faire Now In Its 32nd Year

The Olde Stark Antique Faire will be held Saturday and Sunday, APRIL 14 & 15 at the Stark County Fairgrounds, Exhibition Hall, 305 Wertz Ave., Canton, Ohio. Hours are 9 AM to 4 PM Saturday and 10 AM to 4 PM Sunday for this large indoor show featuring over 100 dealers...

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Back to the Birthplace

When Paul “Ponzi” Polce and Stephen White, two well-regarded Central New York dealers, agreed to take over the management of the Kerr Museum show in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, they invited Linda and I to make trip from East Aurora to visit the show at the Oakmont Country...

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‘Historic’ Women in Your Town

March is Women’s History Month in the United States and we will, no doubt, be reminded of the work of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton in promoting women’s suffrage. And we will hear about the many “first women” like Hillary Clinton and Sally Ride.  Of...

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Morphy Auctions Merges with James D. Julia, Inc.

Morphy Auctions has Merged with James D. Julia to be International Leader in Multiple Collecting Categories Denver, Pennsylvania: Effective December 14th, 2017, Dan Morphy of Morphy Auctions, proudly announced that he has successfully merged with the renowned...

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