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!

Please visit our new website often as we add features.

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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?
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What's Coming Down the Track...

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

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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...
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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”...
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A Frank Lloyd Wright Filling Station

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...
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Olde Stark Winter Antique Faire Now In It’s 29th Year

The Olde Stark Antique Faire will be held Saturday and Sunday, February 11-12 at the Stark County Fairgrounds, Exhibition Building, 305 Wertz Ave., Canton, Ohio. Hours are 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. Saturday and 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. Sunday for this large indoor show featuring over...
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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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Geneseo Kiwanis Antique Show Has Been Relocated to Genesee Valley Plaza (Former Staples)

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 @GeneseoKiwanisAntiqueShow Watch for the Geneseo Kiwanis Special Show Section in the April'17 Issue of the NYPA-Collector. Dealers Interested in Advertising in this special show feature should contact Sharon Holtz...

Attending Your First Auction…

Buying antiques at auction can be fun and sometimes results in a bargain. If you haven't bought at auction before, here are some tips.\r\nGo to the preview prior to the auction, and go as early as possible if there are a number items you may want to bid on. At most...

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Albany Gun Show Set For January 21 & 22

What is billed as the “largest gun show ever held in New York’s Capital District” will be staged January 24 and 25 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. Over 400 exhibits and displays will be provided by collectors and dealers from all over the...

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Publisher’s Message

A Time For Collectors and Dealers First, my apologies to dealers with old (as in purchased years ago) inventory and collectors who are downsizing. In many cases, prices today aren’t what they are used to be. We’ve speculated about the reason a number...

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