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.

We would love to hear from you!
Question for Lew’s Living with Antiques?
Do you have an idea for a story?
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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.

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 news@nypa-collector.com.

What's Coming Down the Track...

Our calendar is full of upcoming auctions, antique shows, sales and more.

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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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August 19th Auction at Steele/Bolger House Has Ties to WNY History

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,...
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Decorate or Celebrate, “Liberty Blue” Ironstone Has Become an All-American Classic

  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...
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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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Decorate or Celebrate, “Liberty Blue” Ironstone Has Become an All-American Classic

  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 arrangements. Esthetically pleasing blue and white transferware seems to convey a sense of Old World tranquility in today’s hectic times. Patterns can energize a room, add sophistication, be bold or stay in background. Quite simply, blue and white decorating palettes are red hot year-round because they move with ease into many genres of...

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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A Goodbye and a Welcome

by Grant Hamilton, Publisher With this issue you may notice that our advertising representative is new to the masthead. Sharon Holtz has decided it's time for her retirement from the monthly task of coordinating the advertising portion of the Collector. She has spent...

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Silver Creek Prepares For 25th Annual Yard Sales

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...

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