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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
**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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read 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