Antique Trader

Antique Trader

Antique Trader, a magazine published 24 times per year in Stevens Point, Wis., has served the antiques and collectibles community since 1957. Founded by Babka Publishing Co., later to become the flagship of employee-owned Krause Publications’ Antiques division, Antique Trader built its reputation as the premier print vehicle for the buying and selling of antiques nationwide. Its loyal following includes antique dealers, antique show promoters, shop and mall operators, investors, restoration and repurposing designers and collectors, some of whom have subscribed to the paper since its inception.

During its first 27 years of operation, Antique Trader was strictly an advertising newspaper that connected buyers and sellers of antique and collectible items. In 1972, the paper took on a new mantle of importance to the trade when it introduced industry and collecting news to its format. Under the direction of antiques expert Kyle Husfloen, who served as the publication’s editor for 20 years, Antique Trader prospered and rose to a position of undisputed dominance in its field.

The Antique Trader name, which had become synonymous with antiques and collecting in all its forms, served as the springboard for the annually produced Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide. An industry staple, the price guide remains a market leader and America’s No. 1 selling identification guide.

In 1992, Babka Publishing sold Antique Trader and its related entities to Landmark Corporation, which, in turn, resold the titles to Krause Publications seven years later. In 2002, Krause Publications was purchased by F+W, a Content + eCommerce Company, based in Cincinnati that prints more than 500 collector magazines – including Family Tree, Writer’s Digest, Military Trader, World Coin News – as well as books, offers online educational programs, television shows and conferences.

Today’s Antique Trader is known for its timely news coverage, collector profiles, in-depth articles onCover122116 diverse antiques topics, auction reviews and antique-show reports.

Antique Trader delivers an e-newsletter each Tuesday containing late-breaking news, auction information, and features. Dispatched free of charge, the Antique Trader e-newsletter. Enthusiastically received by collectors and members of the trade, its subscriber numbers have increased substantially since its introduction.