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...

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...

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...

J&J Promotions Sells Brimfield Show to Corriveau Family

After more than 55 years of being operated by the same family, J & J Promotions Antiques and Old Collectibles Show (originally Gordon Reid’s Outdoor Antiques Market), has a new owner. The business and property has been sold to Rusty and Kate Corriveau. Rusty...

Who is the Reverend W.A.R Goodwin?

I noticed recently that there has been some improvement in auction prices for period-era furniture. There is still a long way to go for most pieces to approach the zenith of more than a decade ago, however. It started me thinking. Is there another “Colonial Revival”...