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.
It always surprises me when I point out something that’s out of place in a piece of furniture belonging to another person that he has never noticed. I was looking at a one-piece cupboard when I saw something wrong. The piece had two paneled doors below and two in the...read more
The Depression Glass Club of Greater Rochester (New York) hosted its 40th annual show on Sept. 16-17 at the Rochester Museum & Science Center’s Eisenhart Auditorium. To broaden the reach of the show to patrons interested in antiques, though not specifically...read more
THE OLDE STARK ANTIQUE FAIRE will be held Saturday and Sunday, NOVEMBER 11 & 12, at the Stark County Fairgrounds, Exhibition Building, 305 Wertz Ave., Canton, Ohio. 9am to 4pm Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday Nostalgic collectibles of every description from...read more
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Genesee Valley Plaza, Rte. 20A, Geneseo, NY (Formerly Staples) Over 50 Dealers! DONATION $7.00 (GOOD FOR BOTH DAYS) • CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE • $1.00 OFF WITH CANNED FOOD DONATION FOR THE FOOD...read more
Take a step back in time for one day only to reminisce the feel of years gone by during this exciting NEW show. The Steuben County Fairgrounds will hold their first Tattered and Worn; Early Country Antiques and Primitive Goods Show on Saturday, October 21st, 2017. The...read more