Category Archives: Antique Marketplace News

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, 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 […]

May Brimfield Shows Cancelled

The Brimfield Show Promoters Association was notified on March 30th that the 2020 May Brimfield Show has officially been cancelled. Please contact your individual show promoter to discuss further details. Related posts: Shows cancelled as country deals with Caronavirus The Show Will Go On – Online! Important Note to Readers & Subscribers Journal of Antiques & Collectibles Launches New […]

Shows cancelled as country deals with Caronavirus

Antique shows are the latest business segment to be hit by fear and uncertainty surrounding caronavirus. Shows scheduled in March and for April around the country are being cancelled to protect dealers and show-goers as health officials urge ‘social distance’ and discourage gatherings of large groups of people. The caronavirus, now considered by the World […]