Living With Art, Antiques and Americana

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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!

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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.

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40th Vintage Glass and Collectibles Show and Sale is September 16-17

**Correction: There was an error on the ad for Depression Glass in the Sept'17 issue of the NYPA-Collector. The correct times are as follows: Sat. Sept. 16th 10am-5pm; Sun. Sept. 17th 11am-4pm. We apologize for the inconvenience. This year's show display theme is "Holidays". Below is last year's...
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Cottone to Auction the Lifetime Collection of Annette Cravens – September 22-23

Ms. Cravens’ superb collection of archaeological and ethnographic items dates back to 4500 BC GENESEO, N.Y. – Day 1 of Cottone Auctions’ upcoming Fine Art and Antiques Auction, slated for September 22 and 23, will feature the lifetime collection of Annette McGuire Cravens, the well-known...
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6th Annual FAE Educational Seminar to be in Dallas

The seminar will be held in the facilities of the Dallas Auction Gallery, at 2235 Monitor Street. DALLAS – The sixth annual educational seminar of the Foundation for Appraisal Education (FAE) will be held on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 23, at Dallas Auction Gallery, located at 2235 Monitor...
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Antiques in Schohaire Fall Show to Be Held September 16-17, 2017

The weekend of September 16 & 17 is a great time to plan a trip to Schoharie County.  Schoharie, rich in natural beauty and steeped in history, offers so much to any visitor.   Held on the grounds of the Schoharie Valley Railroad Museum, the backdrop is a perfect setting for...
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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.

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GCADA Canandaigua Summer Antique Show & Sale

If there is one word to describe the Genesee Country Antique Dealers Association it is “brave.” This Western New York (Greater Rochester area) association of dealers launched a new antiques show and sale in June in the Finger Lakes city of Canandaigua, New York.  For customers, it was a success.  More than 60 dealers brought their offerings to the Civic Center venue. The Collector did not ask dealers about their sales, but there seemed to be plenty of potential customers searching for something to take home. We did see items leaving the show with happy patrons and a number of “sold” tags...

Fakes I’ve Known

Sometimes, when I look at a piece of antique furniture, I get a gut feeling it isn’t “right.” Occasionally, it’s obvious, while at other times it’s far more subtle. Recently, I saw a small one-door cupboard at an antiques show. It just didn’t look “honest” to me. As I...

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