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.
A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War has opened at the New York State Museum in Albany. On display through June 3, 2018, the exhibition explores New York’s pivotal role in World War I and features artifacts, images, posters, and documents from...read more
Medium for the Few, Now for the Many Beginning as a 19th century mechanical invention involving chemistry and directed to the few, photography evolved to a democratic medium engaged by the many – maybe “the most.” A three-day conference, “PhotoHistory/PhotoFuture,”...read more
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...read more
Buffalo, NY features a number of Frank Lloyd Wright designed structures including a 1927 gasoline filling station that was never constructed. To be clear, it was never constructed during Wright’s time. It does, however exist. The Martin...read more
Saturday, April 1st, 10am-5pm; Sunday, April 2nd,10am-4pm Over 50 Dealers Donation: $7.00 (Good For Both Days); Children Under 12 Free $1.00 OFF with a canned food donation for the Food Pantry For More Information: Find Us On Facebook...read more