Living With Art, Antiques and Americana

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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!

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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.

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

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“Fakes I’ve Known” by Lew Larason

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 upper section above an open...
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Olde Stark to Feature Antique Christmas Items and Toys of the Past

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 fine heirlooms to folk art...
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Geneseo Kiwanis Fall Antique Show & Sale – November 11-12, 2017

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 PANTRY Click Here to View Our...
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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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Depression Glass Show in Rochester, N.Y.

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 Depression glass, dealers exhibiting at the show were encouraged to bring items of affiliated interest including vintage china, silver, linens, kitchenware and books, along with their customary inventory of Depression glass. Sandra Willson of Churchville, New York, was one such exhibitor. In addition to sterling silver flatware and serving pieces, her booth also featured an oversized...
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Antiques at Kimberton Show – November 18-19, 2017

Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kimberton Fire Company, 2276 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville, PA (Located 2 miles south of Phoenixville. Turn off route 113 at blinking light. 70 DEALERS! Admission - $7.00 per person The Antiques at Kimberton show has been showcasing a variety of antiques since the 1960's at the Kimberton Fairgrounds.  Every dealer is hand selected to ensure authentic, quality antiques are always showcased. Whether you are looking for the diamond in the rough or just came to browse, you will be wowed by the beautifully staged booths of each dealer. Plus, with 2...
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Olde Stark Antique Fair Now In It’s 30th Year

The OLDE STARK ANTIQUE FAIRE will be held Saturday and Sunday, OCT. 14 & 15 at the Stark County Fairgrounds, Exhibition Hall, 305 Wertz Ave., Canton, Ohio. Hours are 9 AM to 4 PM Saturday and 10 AM to 4 PM Sunday for this LARGE INDOOR SHOW FEATURING OVER 100...

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