Living With Art, Antiques and Americana
Welcome to NYPA-Collector.com
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.
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.
Have an antique you just can’t identify?
Take a picture, write down sizes and other information that might not be evident in the photo, then send it to our “What Is It?” column at email@example.com.
Features of the NYPA-Collector Print Edition
From big to small, keep up to date with the latest auction results.
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.
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.
Our calendar includes upcoming auctions, antique shows, sales and so much more.
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!
Our writers review books on antiques, artists, art mevemnets and more.
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...read more
When the contents of the Steele/Bolger House in Pittsford, NY are auctioned August 19, the connection to history, preservation and antiques will be strong. For the past several decades the Pittsford landmark had been the home of the late Stuart Bolger,...read more
American dinnerware collectors and interior designers have cultivated a long-standing love affair with pristine, durable white ironstone and scenic blue transferware. It is pressed into service for floral bouquets, home vignettes, meals, wall décor, and hutch...read more
Saturday, July 15th • 10am-5pm Sunday, July 16th • 11am-4pm Eason Hall, 23 Elm Street, Westfield, NY When the Westfield Antique Show opens its doors on July 15, it will continue a tradition that began in 1938. It's most likely one of the oldest...read more
The Hanover Chamber of Commerce Silver Creek, NY Yard Sales will celbrate 25 years on Saturday, August 5. Silver Creek and its surrounding area will be full of shoppers looking for that special antique, collectible, appliance, back to school clothes or that just...read more