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.
Popular York Antiques Show To Be Held February 4-5 at Fairgrounds\r\n\r\n“THE Original 168th Semi-Annual York Antiques Show & Sale” is scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, February 3, 4, and 5 at Memorial Hall East, located within the York...read more
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...read more
Article by Bruce A. Austin | All Photos by A. Sue Weisler It was like a holiday parade without the department store sponsorship: several Santas animated by live two-leggers walked by, four-foot plastic candles in the form of floor sculpture...read more
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...read more
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We’re curious what you would like to see us feature here on the new NYPA-Collector.com.