Category Archives: Antique Marketplace News

Antique Trends in 2020

The great thing about antiques is that with each passing year new items and collectible categories age into this coveted status. While that would suggest an ever-expanding and overflowing marketplace for the items from our past, the reality is that collectible interest waxes and wanes over time. New eras of interest emerge, such as Mid-century […]

2020 – A Big Year for Old Clothes: Although fashion spending with the exception of ‘loungewear’ is down a record 79% since Covid forced Americans to start working from home last April, industry data suggests that secondhand and vintage are on the rise.

Although fashion spending with the exception of ‘loungewear’ is down a record 79% since Covid forced Americans to start working from home last April (Boston Consulting Group estimates 2020 will end with $640 billion in lost sales.), industry data suggests that secondhand and vintage are on the rise. Lyst’s annual Year in Fashion report, a […]

Triggering Memories with Antiques…Part of the fun of walking through an antique shop is the memories it evokes.

Part of the fun of walking through an antique shop is the memories it evokes. How often do you see something that triggers a story or reminds you of your childhood or a family member? A piece of furniture similar to the one in your aunt’s living room, or something that your grandmother had in […]

“Collecting Just for Kicks,” by Maxine Carter-Lome

My isolation and downtime during the early months of COVID gave me the perfect opportunity to catch up on my Netflix binge-watching.  I watched all seasons of Designated Survivor and The Crown, and an interesting documentary called “Sneakerheadz,” an in-depth look into the exploding subculture of sneaker collecting and the widespread influence it has had […]

Millennials Moving Antique & Vintage Markets

ASHEFORD INSTITUTE – For many, especially during the time of Covid, it may come as somewhat of a surprise to think of today’s Millennial generation as having a major influence on issues related to economic substance – sans a few Instagram followers, or latte price debates – but a recent international survey of this group’s online […]

What’s Michael Jordan worth this season at auction?

Michael Jordan collectibles bring in high prices at auction this season.

Michael Jordan‘s legend is almost unfathomable, made even greater by this year’s ESPN documentary The Last Dance. In the wake of the popular series, MJ memorabilia has skyrocketed in price and desirability this auction season with everything from game-worn sneakers and jerseys to contracts and basketball trading cards bringing in game-winning money!. Just this week, a […]

The best seat in the house is up for sale at Heritage Auction’s Entertainment & Music Memorabilia event to be held online at HA.com, August 8-9.

Rocking chair given by Bob Dylan to his best friend Louie Kemp in 1974 when Dylan and The Band toured the U.S.

 This isn’t just a rocking chair for sale. It was, in 1974, the best seat in the house when Bob Dylan and The Band toured the United States in January and February of that year. And it belonged to Louie Kemp, Dylan’s best friend since summer camp in Wisconsin in 1953. Keep in mind that Kemp […]

The Show Will Go On – Online!

BRIMFIELD, MA – When Klia and Arthur Crisafulli of Northwood, NH, purchased Hertan’s Antique Shows and real estate in Brimfield, MA, the last thing they expected was that their inaugural show as owners would be canceled. The world famous Brimfield Antique Flea Market, which is made up of several independent shows that run concurrently three […]

Important Note to Readers & Subscribers

Dear Reader, I would like to take this opportunity to share information about our plans for publishing a May issue of Journal of Antiques & Collectibles. At this time we have great editorial lined up for you (Signature Collectibles) but not enough revenue from advertising to publish it with so many cancelled shows, and flea […]